Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 640 for the week of July 12 - 18, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) End of Life reached on July 17 2020
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Popcon to be removed from the standard seed
  • Other Community News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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!

General Community News

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) End of Life reached on July 17 2020

Iain Lane reports that Ubuntu 19.10 is now end of life, and no upgraded packages will be accepted for it any longer. We are reminded it was released 9 months ago, and provided is a link to help us upgrade our systems to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS if needed.

Flavor advisories:

Further media commentary:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 133965 (-52)
  • Critical: 363 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 65932 (-37)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.48% (36788/61)
  • German: 86.87% (41932/108)
  • Spanish: 82.02% (57404/4136)
  • French: 81.30% (59702/6838)
  • Swedish: 75.04% (79703/926)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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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 Hub

Popcon to be removed from the standard seed

Michael Hudson Doyle announces the removal of the "popularity-contest" package from the Ubuntu standard seed. We are also told the package and backend have been broken since Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Amplifying information:

Other Community News

Konsole in 2020

Tomaz Canabrava tells us a few things that make Konsole a favored terminal on *nix systems. Tomaz provides numerous videos on many features: including full drag & drop support, image thumbnails, along with others we might find useful. In essence, we are shown why we might want to consider Konsole.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Libinput 1.16 Will Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow

Michael Larabel alerts us to the release of a RC of Libinput 1.16. Michael lists some new features including the monitoring of timestamps in a way that provides warning when processing is too slow. Links to the libinput 1.15.901 announcement are provided.

In Other News

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 82

"With Ubuntu 19.10 going EOL, we have a special interview by Joe with Chris Coulson and Steve Beattie from the Ubuntu Security Team to talk TPMs and Ubuntu Core 20, plus Alex looks at some of the 71 CVEs addressed by the team and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E17 – Knitting outside

"This week we’ve been filling in forms and doing kitchen renovations. We discuss popularity contest being removed from Ubuntu, 19.10 going EOL, KDEs cross-platform storefront and Linux adopting inclusive language. We also round up our picks from the wider tech news and share an event; remember those!"

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E99 - Cadeira Diploma

"O Diogo finalmente recebeu uma encomenda e o Carrondo actualizou o seu KeepassXC, mas isto é a parte menos importante da conversa. Fiquem aí para um episódio do vosso podcast preferido!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Kernel Team: Tue, July 21, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, July 21, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (per IRC topic advisory)
  • Security Team: Wed, July 22, 10:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, July 23, 3pm – 4pm

Times shown are UTC. 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 17, 2020

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025


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