Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 610 for the week of December 15 - 21, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Catfish 1.4.11 Released
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135847 (+69)
  • Critical: 365 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 67056 (+14)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Ukrainian: 87.65% (36551/649)
  • German: 86.70% (39342/89)
  • Spanish: 83.49% (48847/3251)
  • French: 80.67% (57194/6278)
  • Swedish: 73.97% (77031/657)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Planet

Catfish 1.4.11 Released

Sean Davis announces the release of Catfish 1.4.11. Sean advises of new features, bug fixes, and translation updates. A link to the download is provided and we are told that Catfish 1.4.11 will be included in Xubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa".

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Frameworks 5.65 Open-Source Software Suite Lands with More Than 200 Changes

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Frameworks 5.65 has been released with more than 200 changes. We are told KDE Frameworks 5.65 is compatible with KDE Plasma 5.17, Qt 5.12 and QT 5.13. Some highlights and details of changes are given; and a link to the release notes is provided if you want more detail.

KDE Launch 2 Competitions with Linux PCs as Prizes

Joey Sneddon informs us of a way we could win one of two new Tuxedo branded laptops. We are given links for how to enter, plus details of the competition. Joey reminds us to expect real competition given the rewards (laptops, cuddly tux toy, coffee mug..). One competition is to create the KDE Plasma 5.18 Video, the other the KDE Plasma 5.18 wallpaper competition; links are provided for both competitions.

In Other News

Ubuntu turns 15: what impact has it had and what does the future hold?

Stephan Fabel, Canonical's Director of Product, writes an article giving a quick timeline of Linux's creation and Ubuntu's formation. Stephan highlights what Canonical employees see as what sets them apart from other Linux distributions in a number of key markets. We are told this will continue into the future.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 57

"In the final episode of 2019, we look at security updates for RabbitMQ, GraphicsMagick, OpenJDK and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss a typical day-in-the-life of a Ubuntu Security Team member."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E69 - Academia de 8bits

"Em completa rota de colisão com a quadra Natalícia, eis que surge mais 1 episódio o irreverente Podcast Ubuntu Portugal, com um cheirinho a 1990 por motivos que… Já sabem: oiçam, comentem e partilhem!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Kernel Team: Tue, December 24, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, December 24, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, December 26, 4pm – 5pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2023

Ubuntu 19.04 Updates

End of Life: January 2020

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2020


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