Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 633 for the week of May 24 - 30, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • ZFS focus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ZSys general presentation
  • ZFS focus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ZSys general principle on state management
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.10, and 20.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 133700 (+122)
  • Critical: 366 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 65676 (+85)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.45% (36862/525)
  • German: 86.89% (41832/39)
  • Spanish: 82.05% (57296/3365)
  • French: 81.21% (59958/6724)
  • Swedish: 74.68% (80794/770)

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

ZFS focus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ZSys general presentation

Didier Roche writes about ZSys, which is now installed by default when selecting ZFS on root during installation. He details what is ZSys and its features. Didier focuses on - system state saving that also commits successful boot, user integration, garbage collection, and discovery on Multiple machines or installs. A lengthy discourse is given on the founding principles and interaction with the utility as well. Fuller disclosures will be in future blogs.

ZFS focus on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: ZSys general principle on state management

Didier Roche touched on State Management in his previous article, and here provides details and how it relates to ZSys as used by Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Didier highlights why states is used as the term rather than snapshots, some differences in understanding, and benefits of the approach. Didier's explanation includes screenshots, and examples of options you may see in actual use, in this detailed tutorial-like explanation.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

TUXEDO Computers’ Latest Linux Laptop Is a Power House for Gamers

Marius Nestor writes about Tuxedo Computer’s latest Tuxedo Book XA15 gaming laptop. The various options that are available on purchase - including operating system choices (which include Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with a number of desktop choices) are provided. Pictures and supporting links are also provided.

Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, 19.10 and 18.04 LTS

Marius Nestor advises on the fix for kernel regressions in which the Docker registry keeps restarting. Marius advises to update systems as soon as possible and the instrucional link is provided, along with the usual caveat.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 76

"In Episode 76, we welcome back Vineetha Kamath, Ubuntu Security Certifications Manager, to discuss the recent release of FIPS modules for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and we look at security updates for Bind, ClamAV, QEMU, the Linux kernel and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E8.5 – When a broken clock chimes

"We announce the Ubuntu Podcast crowd-funder on Patreon and why, after 13 years, we are seeking your support."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E9 – Breaking mirrors

"This week we’ve been getting older and adding plugins to OBS Studio. We discuss Ubuntu being certified on the Raspberry Pi, Unity Remix, if Microsoft should buy Canonical and WSL getting GUI app support. We also round up our pick from the general tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E92 - taciturnidade

"No episódio 92 vamos saber o que andou o Tiago a fazer, novidades do mundo do UBports, incluindo Volla Phone, e PineTab, também passamos pela MS Build Conference cheia de noviades relacionadas com WSL2."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 1, 3pm – 4pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, June 2, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, June 2, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 2, 7pm – 8pm
  • Security Team: Wed, June 3, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
  • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, June 4, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 4, 3pm – 4pm
  • Community Council: Thu, June 4, 5pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, June 4, 10pm – 11pm

For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.10, and 20.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2023

Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2020

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025


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