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## In this section, list major topics of interest using bullets.
## Format: * <Topic name>
## Ex: * Ubuntu overtakes Microsoft with 90% market share
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 * Groovy Gorilla (20.10) Beta Freeze
 * Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Final Beta released
 * Welcome New Members and Developers
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Hot in Support
 * Lo``Co Events
 * Mir-kiosk - call for testing
 * Mir 2.1.0 Release
 * Ubuntu Cloud News
 * Canonical News
 * In the Press
 * In the Blogosphere
 * Featured Audio and Video
 * Meeting Reports
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 20.04
 * And much more!
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 * Open:  134351 (+163)
 * Critical: 350 (+5)
 * Unconfirmed: 66290 (+99)
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## 1.) Open: https://ubuntuforums.org/search.php?searchdate=7&sortby=replycount&searchfromtype=vBForum%3APost&forumchoice[]=327&forumchoice[]=125&prefixchoice[]=&childforums=1&type[]=1
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## 3.) Pick the first 5 threads under a week old.
 * after xubuntu 20.04 install remove unused mount points - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2451148
 * How to increase the font size of the top menu bar - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2451133
 * Warning! The 195.86 GiB filesystem mounted at / has only 656.12 MiB of free disk space - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2451198
 * Mysql problem after upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04.1 - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2451195
 * How can I run a logout script whenever I log out? - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2451318
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## The format is as follows.
## * Desktop Team: Tue, May 29, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
## * Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 31, 3pm – 4pm
 * Developer Membership Board: Mon, October 5, 7pm – 8pm
 * Kernel Team: Tue, October 6, 5pm – 6pm
 * Desktop Team: Tue, October 6, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (per IRC channel topic)
 * Technical Board: Tue, October 6, 7pm – 8pm
 * Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, October 8, 3pm – 4pm


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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 651 for the week of September 27 - October 3, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Groovy Gorilla (20.10) Beta Freeze
  • Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Final Beta released
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Mir-kiosk - call for testing
  • Mir 2.1.0 Release
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 20.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Groovy Gorilla (20.10) Beta Freeze

Lukasz Zemczak advises that along with Thursday's beta freeze, "The queue freeze will last from now until final release in October". Procedure is given for seeding packages into the archive with a short note on the action of the archive bot. The encouragement for testing favourite flavour(s) is out and bug hunting is open.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2020-September/005104.html

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Final Beta released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu team announces the release of the Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Beta for desktop, server and cloud products. Providing a quick overview of various products available including flavors, we are given many links for more details or to download a favorite image to give it a test.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2020-October/000262.html

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 134351 (+163)
  • Critical: 350 (+5)
  • Unconfirmed: 66290 (+99)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translations

  • Ukrainian: 88.50% (36733/52)
  • German: 87.06% (41320/109)
  • Spanish: 82.07% (57249/3541)
  • French: 81.59% (58772/6912)
  • Swedish: 75.07% (79617/943)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

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: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Hub

Mir-kiosk - call for testing

Alan Griffiths reports the hope that Mir-kiosk will be updated to a core20 base, with its newer graphics libraries. To aid in this, Alan is calling for the wider community to help with final testing by switching to the beta channel, with a request to let him know of any problems.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/mir-kiosk-call-for-testing/18588

Mir 2.1.0 Release

Alan Griffiths reports on the release of Mir 2.1.0. We are given the PPAs, and a link to the source tarball, before being given a summary of the main elements of the new release, plus changelog including ABI changes, enhancements and bug fixes.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/mir-2-1-0-release/18527

Ubuntu Cloud News

* Dell Hybrid Client: Seamless Cloud-Optimized Computing With Ubuntu - https://hothardware.com/reviews/dell-hybrid-client-overview

Canonical News

In the Press

Touchégg 2.0.0 Released: A Linux Multi-Touch Gesture Recognizer App

Sarvottam Kumar writes that Touchégg will give a normal touchpad a 'mac-like' experience. A brief introduction into Touchégg or what a multitouch gesture recognizer is, before we are told of this total re-write allowing it to work on the latest GNOME, KDE & other desktops. We are provided with some examples before being told where we can download it, or access more links and the GitHub repository.

https://fossbytes.com/touchegg-2-0-0-released-a-linux-multi-touch-gesture-recognizer-app/

In the Blogosphere

Dell readies a Tiger Lake refresh on XPS 13 Ubuntu Linux Developer Edition

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols espouses the growing marketing of linux; then remarks on ubuntu support on both Lenovo and Dell. The focus then is on Dell's release of a new XPS 13 Developer Edition, preloaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and featuring the high end 11th Gen Intel Core Lake processor. Steven goes on to give other specs of this impressive machine. He ends with the advise that Dell will support even if the original was a Windows install.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/dell-readies-a-tiger-lake-refresh-on-xps-13-ubuntu-linux-developer-edition/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

Mir 2.1 Released With Some New Protocol Support, Many Fixes

Michael Larabel informs us of the release of Mir 2.1 which offers a set of libraries "for constructing Wayland shells particularly with Snap confinement". A brief mention of a couple of new features is given, with link to the GitHub repository.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Mir-2.1-Released

KDE Plasma 5.18.6 LTS Brings WireGuard VPN, Wayland, and HiDPI Improvements

Marius Nestor tells us about the release of KDE Plasma 5.18.6 bringing 36 changes, keeping the product "stable, secure and reliable". Some changes are highlighted, with a link provided for the full changelog.

https://9to5linux.com/kde-plasma-5-18-6-lts-brings-wireguard-vpn-wayland-and-hidpi-improvements

Lenovo’s Lightest ThinkPad Ever Also Runs Ubuntu

Joey Sneddon tells us the Thinkpad X1 Nano is not only the lightest Thinkpad available, but also that it comes with Ubuntu. Specs of the laptop are provided, including options available and a picture.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/thinkpad-x1-nano-ubuntu-laptop

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver Moves To 455 Series For Linux

Michael Larabel reports on the improvements, fixes, and added support in Nvidia's release of the Linux Vulkan beta driver 455. Of note is that there is now support for RTX 30 "Ampere", and "also now allows importing external host memory as cached". More details are available on the developer.nvidia.com link.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-455.22.04-Linux-Beta

First Look at the GNOME 3.38 Desktop on Ubuntu 20.10

Marius Nestor briefs us on the latest GNOME 3.38 as used in Ubuntu 20.10. This is a review of Ubuntu 20.10 as seen through Marius' eyes; which includes a short video, some links, and some conclusions, including some highlighted changes.

https://9to5linux.com/first-look-at-the-gnome-3-38-desktop-on-ubuntu-20-10

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 92

"It’s CVE bankruptcy! With a deluge of CVEs to cover from the last 2 weeks, we take a particular look at the ZeroLogon vulnerability in Samba this week, plus Alex covers the AppArmor 3 release and some recent / upcoming webinars hosted by the Ubuntu Security team."

https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-92/

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E28 – Beginners luck

"This week we have been writing a computer game. We take the tiling window manager challenge and discuss our experiences, bring you some command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback."

https://ubuntupodcast.org/2020/10/01/s13e28-beginners-luck/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E110 - Assobio Capacete

"Já votaram no Podcast Ubuntu Portugal em podes.pt? Não? Então não leias mais e vai até https://podes.pt/votar/ escreve Podcast Ubuntu Portugal e clica em VOTAR. Não falhes a aritmética e repete as vezes que conseguires."

https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/e110/

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, October 5, 7pm – 8pm
  • Kernel Team: Tue, October 6, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, October 6, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (per IRC channel topic)
  • Technical Board: Tue, October 6, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, October 8, 3pm – 4pm

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 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 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

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Further News

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Conclusion

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