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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 616

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 616 for the week of January 26 - February 1, 2020. The wiki page of this issue is available here.

    In this Issue

    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Hot in Support
    • LoCo Events
    • Security notices on
    • Our upcoming Webinar on Security with Ubuntu and IBM Z
    • Canonical News
    • In the Blogosphere
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Meeting Reports
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 19.10
    • And much more!

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open: 136016 (+125)
    • Critical: 365 (0)
    • Unconfirmed: 67238 (+39)

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


    • Ukrainian: 87.77% (36189/674)
    • German: 86.86% (38890/0)
    • Spanish: 83.54% (48695/2901)
    • French: 80.73% (57009/6180)
    • Swedish: 74.06% (76766/621)

    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 Hub

    Security notices on

    Matthew Paul Thomas tells us the Web & Design team are migrating the security notices site to become part of the Security section on We are given the benefits, including some design sketches, along with the notice that feedback is welcome.

    The Planet

    Our upcoming Webinar on Security with Ubuntu and IBM Z

    Elizabeth K. Joseph gives a short history of her time in the Ubuntu community, through to her current position within IBM; and her new role as author of the Ubuntu on Big Iron blog. Lyz finds most interesting the depth of open source used, before giving us details on the webinar, on February 6th, with links to sign up.

    Canonical News

    In the Blogosphere

    LibreOffice 6.4 Released, This is What’s New

    Joey Sneddon writes about the Libreoffice 6.4 "performance-focused" release. Providing a number of pictorial examples Joey briefly describes some key new features before listing others, and giving us a link to download LibreOffice directly, or via official PPA.

    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Adds WireGuard Support

    Michael Larabel writes that whilst WireGuard support has merged into the 5.6 Linux kernel, Ubuntu 20.04 is currently still using 5.4 but may ship with 5.5. Users of WireGuard needn't worry though as the WireGuard features have been backported to Ubuntu 20.04's kernel. Wireguard-tools are already packaged into Focal.

    UBports' Unity 8 Has Working Wayland Support

    Michael Larabel tells us lead UBports developer Marius Gripsgard has reported Unity 8 code is now working on Wayland due to improved Mir support. This allows Unity 8 and Ubuntu Touch to run Wayland applications, as well as allowing Unity 8 to use upstream Mesa graphics drivers without Mir patches being necessary. This will be available on the coming Ubuntu OTA-12 release, with Mario's blog provided.

    Qt LTS Releases To Be Restricted To Commercial Customers, Other Commercial Changes

    Michael Larabel writes to make us aware of the changes the Qt Company
    has made to its offering. Qt Long-Term Support (LTS) releases will be restricted to commercial customers henceforth.

    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 60

    "Security updates for python-apt, GnuTLS, tcpdump, the Linux kernel and more, plus we look at plans to integrate Ubuntu Security Notices within the main website."

    Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E75 - Saudades do UBPorts?

    "Preparados para mais 57 minutos na companhia das 2 vozes mais sensuais no universo de todos os podcasts sobre Ubuntu falados na língua de Camões?"

    Meeting Reports

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    • Kernel Team: Tue, February 4, 5pm – 6pm
    • Desktop Team: Tue, February 4, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Security Team: Wed, February 5, 10:30pm – 11:15pm
    • Ubuntu Translations: Thu, February 6, 4pm – 5pm
    • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, February 6, 4pm – 5pm
    • Community Council: Thu, February 6, 5pm – 7pm
    • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, February 6, 10pm – 11pm

    For more details and farther dates please visit:

    Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, and 19.10

    Security Updates

    Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

    End of Life: April 2021

    Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

    End of Life: April 2023

    Ubuntu 19.10 Updates

    End of Life: July 2020


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    Further News

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    Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

    See you next week!


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