Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 611 for the week of December 22 - 28, 2019.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Core Channel Operator Appointments, December 2019
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135900 (+53)
  • Critical: 366 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 67111 (+55)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.65% (36551/649)
  • German: 86.70% (39342/118)
  • Spanish: 83.50% (48827/3247)
  • French: 80.67% (57192/6277)
  • Swedish: 73.97% (77031/657)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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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:

Other Community News

Core Channel Operator Appointments, December 2019

rww & dax, on behalf of the Ubuntu IRC council, update us on new IRC channel operators. We are told Eichmeyer has been appointed to #ubuntustudio, teward to #ubuntu-server, with additional access rights for hggdh, krytarik and dax.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

NVIDIA Releases 340.108 Linux Driver Providing Updated Legacy Support For GeForce 8 / 9

Michael Larabel tells us that users of GeForce 8 or 9 series graphics cards have an updated 340.108 driver. Whilst mentioning the benefits of newer devices, we are told of better compatibility with Kernels up to 5.4. However, no new features are provided as the driver is in maintenance mode.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E70 - WikiCon Portugal

"Estamos em contagem decrescente para a entrada em 2020, e logo de seguida acontece a WikiCon Portugal 2020. Para ficarem a saber tudo sobre a conferência organizada pela Wikimedia Portugal estivemos à conversa com o Gonçalo Themudo (aka GoEThe), presidente da Wikimedia Portugal. Já sabem: oiçam, comentem e partilhem!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, December 30, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, December 31, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, December 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, December 31, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, January 2, 2020, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 2, 2020, 4pm – 5pm
  • Community Council: Thu, January 2, 2020, 5pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, January 2, 2020, 10pm – 11pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10

Security Updates

None reported this week. (last:005251)

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

None reported this week. (last:026421)

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

None reported this week. (last:024136)

End of Life: April 2023

Ubuntu 19.04 Updates

None reported this week. (last:013084)

End of Life: January 2020

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

None reported this week.(last:011468)

End of Life: July 2020


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