Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 624 for the week of March 22 - 28, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Flavors 20.04 Testing Week
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • 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: 136360 (+3)
  • Critical: 364 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 64488 (-21)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.27% (34701/46)
  • German: 86.93% (38665/121)
  • Spanish: 83.56% (48636/3334)
  • French: 80.88% (56577/6381)
  • Swedish: 74.16% (76452/639)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at:

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at:

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

Ubuntu Flavors 20.04 Testing Week

The Ubuntu flavors have announced their joint participation in an ‘Ubuntu Testing Week’ from April 2nd to April 8th. With the release of the 20.04 LTS beta on April 2nd, the focus will only be on ISO testing and bug fixes. The community is highly encouraged to join in the effort to improve the stability of the release. Links are provided to the daily ISO images, the ISO tracker, means for testing and reporting, as well as live chats on IRC and telegram.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Says Ubuntu Support Unaffected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

Bogdan Popa reports that Canonical reaffirms that Ubuntu and broader open source support services are completely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak. Bogdan provides quotes to validate the claim that all will continue to operate as normal, with support distributed across over 40 countries.

Trying Out Ubuntu 20.04 With ZFS + Zsys Automated APT Snapshots

Michael Larabel relates his experience in Ubuntu 20.04's Zsys initiative. He tells us how to activate the ZFS root file-system install option, where running APT will trigger Zsys to take a ZFS snapshot. Then that grub provides a history for booting an earlier snapshot. Michael concludes "So far it seems to be working out fine and a nice addition".

System76 Announces Lemur Pro Linux Laptop with Insane Battery Life

Bogdan Popa reports on System76's release of their Lemur Pro Linux Laptop. Noting the impressive battery life, Bogdan also provides some of the specs and a link to the full tech sheet.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 68

"This week we cover security updates for Apache, Twisted, Vim a kernel livepatch and more, plus Alex and Joe discuss OVAL data feeds and the cvescan snap for vulnerability awareness."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E01 –Thirteen

"This week the band is back together. We’ve been bringing new life into the universe and interconnecting chat systems. Distros are clad in new wallpapers, Raspberry Pi’s are being clustered with MicroK8s and the VR game industry has been revolutionsed."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E82 - Corsários e Capitães

"Nuno do Carmo o nosso corsário preferido está de volta para nos contar como foia WSLConf. Fiquem também para saber o que é um Capitão."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Kernel Team: Tue, March 31, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, March 31, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Security Team: Wed, April 1, 10:30pm – 11:15pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, April 2, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, April 2, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, April 2, 5pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, April 2, 10pm – 11pm

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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