Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 615 for the week of January 19 - 25, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) End of Life reached on January 23 2020
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • New Website! - Ubuntu Studio
  • Canonical News
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” Release Date And Upcoming Features
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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!

General Community News

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) End of Life reached on January 23 2020

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, confirms Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) is no longer supported; a link to upgrade instructions is provided.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135891 (-55)
  • Critical: 365 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 67199 (-44)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.76% (36207/654)
  • German: 86.84% (38932/20)
  • Spanish: 83.54% (48718/2897)
  • French: 80.72% (57042/6145)
  • Swedish: 74.06% (76767/619)

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:

Other Community News

New Website! - Ubuntu Studio

For nearly nine years Ubuntu Studio had the same web site, well no more. Shinta from Playmain has designed a new website theme, and you are invited to explore it.

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa” Release Date And Upcoming Features

Sarvottam Kumar writes about Ubuntu 20.04's release schedule which is available on the Ubuntu wiki. Listing the key freeze dates, he then moves to providing a few changes that will be found in Ubuntu 20.04. Many links are provided for more detail, plus a number of screen captures that highlight the discussion.

In the Blogosphere

Xubuntu 20.04 Will Include a Dark Them

Joey Sneddon tells us the daily builds of Xubuntu 20.04 include the new 'Greybird-dark' theme, which Joey feels gives the "Xfce desktop a distinctive, classy new look". Joey provides us a few screen shots, and comments that it's also usable in GNOME and MATE. A link to the upstream Shimmer Project Github is provided.

Wine 5.0 Released With Big Improvements For Gaming, Countless Application Fixes

Michael Larabel writes that Wine 5.0 has been released with many improvements. With thanks to CodeWeavers and funding from Valve, many game fixes have been incorporated. Links are provided for more detail along with download links.

Ubuntu’s Installer Slideshow Gets a Focal Refresh

Joey Sneddon gives us a brief history of the slideshow for the main ubiquity installer used by Ubuntu, and how it's getting a new slideshow in the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release.

In Other News

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 59

“After a weeks break we are back to look at updates for ClamAV, GnuTLS, nginx, Samba and more, plus we briefly discuss the current 20.04 Mid-Cycle Roadmap Review sprint for the Ubuntu Security Team”

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E74 - WSL por Nuno do Carmo (parte 2)

" E eis que chega a continação da história: 2 Ubuntus e 1 Windows entram num bar e…"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, January 27, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, January 28, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, January 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, January 28, 8pm – 9pm
  • Security Team: Wed, January 29, 5:15pm – 6:00pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 30, 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 (EOL) Updates

End of Life reached: January 23, 2020 - no further updates

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2020


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