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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 588



    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 588 for the week of July 14 - 20, 2019. The wiki page of this issue is available here.

    In this Issue

    • Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) End of Life reached on July 18 2019
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Hot in Support
    • Our Diamond Sponsor – Ubuntu!
    • LoCo Events
    • security things in Linux v5.2
    • Canonical News
    • In the Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Meeting Reports
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) End of Life reached on July 18 2019

    Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, reminds us that Ubuntu 18.10 was released 9 months ago and has reached its End of Life and thus is now unsupported. A link is provided for upgrade instructions to Ubuntu 19.04.

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ly/000247.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open: 135373 (+28)
    • Critical: 375 (+2)
    • Unconfirmed: 66605 (-27)


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

    Translations

    • Ukrainian: 87.56% (33980/2669)
    • German: 85.91% (38497/52)
    • Spanish: 85.26% (40260/2830)
    • French: 80.73% (52661/5910)
    • Bosnian: 79.91% (54876/155)


    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 News

    Our Diamond Sponsor – Ubuntu!

    Ubucon Europe's diamond sponsor is Ubuntu; this post provides a brief history of Ubuntu and Canonical, and notes the Ubuntu governance is somewhat independent. Thanks are given to governance for the support of the event, given in Sintra, Portugal during October 2019.

    https://sintra2019.ubucon.org/our-di...ponsor-ubuntu/

    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 Planet

    security things in Linux v5.2

    Kees Cook outlines many of the interesting security-related bits found in the 5.2 linux kernel. With many links provided, these include page allocator freelist randomization, Clang stack variable initialization, powerpc kernel userspace access prevention, x86 microarchitectural data sampling mitigations, and more in this rather technical post.

    https://outflux.net/blog/archives/20...in-linux-v5-2/

    Canonical News



    In the Blogosphere

    Ubuntu's Zsys Client/Daemon For ZFS On Linux Continues Maturing For Eoan

    Michael Larabel writes about Canonical's work on better ZFS integration into Ubuntu, including the aim of having it as an install option, with the ability to have automated grub snapshot management. Michael provides a list of the latest Zsys work plus a few links.

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-July-Progress

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E15 – Diablo

    "This week we’ve been buying a new phone and playing with QEMU. We discuss the release of Debian 10, Ubuntu users saying “Thank you”, Nvidia drivers, WSL and Ubuntu MATE for the GPD MicroPC. We also round up some events and tech news."

    https://ubuntupodcast.org/2019/07/19/s12e15-diablo/

    Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E59 - Caça aos gambozinos

    "Neste episódio tivemos a de novo participação do João Jotta e do André Paula do Linuxtechpt onde discutimos práticas de segurança e privacidade e snaps."

    https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/20...os-gambozinos/

    Meeting Reports



    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    • Security Team: Mon, July 22, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Kernel Team: Tue, July 23, 5pm – 6pm
    • Desktop Team: Tue, July 23, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, July 25, 3pm – 4pm


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

    Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 18.10, and 19.04

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 16.04 Updates



    End of Life: April 2021

    Ubuntu 18.04 Updates



    End of Life: April 2023

    Ubuntu 18.10 Updates



    End of Life: July 18, 2019

    Ubuntu 19.04 Updates



    End of Life: January 2020

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    Further News

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    Conclusion

    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!

    Credits

    The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

    • Krytarik Raido
    • Bashing-om
    • Chris Guiver
    • Wild Man
    • And many others


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