Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 619 for the week of February 16 - 22, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Plasma 5.18.1 for Kubuntu 19.10 available in Backports PPA
  • SGT Puzzles Collection 0.2.5 Released
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04 and 19.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 136257 (+46)
  • Critical: 361 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 67472 (+25)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.98% (35562/701)
  • German: 86.89% (38805/14)
  • Spanish: 83.55% (48682/2866)
  • French: 80.85% (56676/6057)
  • Swedish: 74.14% (76511/617)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

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

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The Planet

Plasma 5.18.1 for Kubuntu 19.10 available in Backports PPA

The Kubuntu team announces Plasma 5.18.1 is now available via backports PPA for Kubuntu 19.10. A link is provided to the announcement, plus instructions for installing Plasma 5.18.1.

SGT Puzzles Collection 0.2.5 Released

Sean Davis reports the release of SGT Puzzles Collection 0.2.5. We are told what GTZ Puzzles Collection is, with a link to prior post for more details. Sean provides a list of new features, plus a link to download the source tarball, as well we are told we'll see it in Xubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Moves Ahead With Python 2 Removal - But Sticks Around For Derivatives

Michael Larabel reminds us of Python 2's end-of-life at the start of the year, and how Ubuntu developers are working hard to keep Python 2 from shipping in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. We are told it's already gone from the ISO with the remaining work in repository software occuring now. Ubuntu 20.04 will still have the renamed Python2 package available if users require it, with more details provided via links.

In Other News

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 63

"Security updates for Firefox, QEMU, Linux kernel, ClamAV and more, plus we discuss our recommended reading list for getting into infosec and farewell long-time member of the Ubuntu Security Team / community Tyler Hicks."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, February 24, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, February 25, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, February 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, February 25, 8pm – 9pm
  • Security Team: Wed, February 26, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, February 27, 4pm – 5pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04 and 19.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Life: April 2023

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2020


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