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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 598

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 598 for the week of September 22 - 28, 2019. The wiki page of this issue is available here.

    In this Issue

    • Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta released
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Hot in Support
    • LoCo Events
    • Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta) Available for Testing
    • Other Community News
    • Canonical News
    • In the Blogosphere
    • Meeting Reports
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 19.04
    • And much more!

    General Community News

    Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta released

    Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team reports the beta pre-release of Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud products. We are told the beta images are "known to be reasonably free of showstopper bugs" and includes the Ubuntu flavors. More details and many links are provided.

    The release sees wide coverage, these selections from our editors:

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open: 135578 (+62)
    • Critical: 377 (+3)
    • Unconfirmed: 66732 (+27)

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


    • Ukrainian: 87.57% (33959/2671)
    • German: 85.94% (38408/0)
    • Spanish: 85.36% (39986/2709)
    • French: 80.83% (52370/5808)
    • Bosnian: 79.91% (54876/155)

    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

    Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta) Available for Testing

    The Kubuntu developers announce the Beta release of Plasma 5.16.90 in the Beta PPA for Kubuntu 19.04 and 19.10. Testers are wanted to ensure the quality and links are given for procedures and feedback. One caveat is to revert the PPA if you upgrade Disco to Eoan when it is released.

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Release Notes

    Martin Wimpress reports Ubuntu MATE 19.10 "is a significant improvement over Ubuntu MATE 18.04 and 19.04", and that the Beta pre-release is available for download and test. We are reminded that while many find it stable, you may not. With much detail, a few pictorial examples, and plenty of links, the release is touted.

    Canonical News

    In the Blogosphere

    Meet the 9 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition

    Joey Sneddon tells us the nine winners of the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition have been selected and can be seen. Noting there is less diversity as he sees it in the winners compared to prior years, it includes the first Ubuntu branded wallpaper for years. With smaller images on display, a 5MB link is available to download them all. Joey does express disappointment that some great images didn't make it.

    Wine-Staging 4.17 Brings Raw Input For Overwatch, StarCitizen & Other Games

    Michael Larabel reports of the improvements and fixes from Wine-Staging in the 4.17 release of Wine. The release incorporates more than 850 patches that address raw input support, crash fixes, as well as DirectSound work. The link to is provided for the release.

    Meeting Reports

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    • Security Team: Mon, September 30, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Kernel Team: Tue, October 1, 5pm – 6pm
    • Desktop Team: Tue, October 1, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, October 3, 3pm – 4pm
    • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, October 3, 3pm – 4pm
    • Community Council: Thu, October 3, 5pm – 7pm
    • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, October 3, 10pm – 11pm

    For more details and farther dates please visit:

    Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 19.04

    Security Updates

    Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

    End of Life: April 2021

    Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

    End of Life: April 2023

    Ubuntu 19.04 Updates

    End of Life: January 2020


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    Wheeling WV USA
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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 598

    i enjoyed reading, in this edition, about Ubuntu on LinuxONE and the Z15, the latest z-series from IBM. ages ago i was a programmer on the mainframes they made back then (mostly in assembler).

    i'm curious to know if this version of Ubuntu can be run on the Hercules emulator. according to its description it does target z/Architecture. i suppose i should try to download it and see. then i wouldn't need to wait until IBM makes some cloud capacity on it available.

    lt2a/forums /home/forums 9> dpkg -l hercules
    | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name                        Version            Architecture       Description
    ii  hercules                    3.13-1             amd64              System/370, ESA/390 and z/Architecture Emulator
    lt2a/forums /home/forums 10>
    You can't have my Windows 95 until you pry it from my cold dead 1 GB IDE hard drive.


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