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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) End of Life reached on July 19 2018

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:19

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month to confirm that as of today (July 19, 2018), Ubuntu 17.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 17.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release almost 9 months ago, on October 19, 2017. As a non-LTS release, 17.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 17.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 19th.

At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 17.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.10 is via Ubuntu 18.04.

Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades

Ubuntu 18.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Jul 19 22:47:22 UTC 2018 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 536

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:58

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 536 for the week of July 8 – 14, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 535

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:37

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 535 for the week of July 1 – 7, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 534

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:08

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 534 for the week of June 24 – 30, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 533

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:18

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 533 for the week of June 17 – 23, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 532

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:00

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 532 for the week of June 10 – 16, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 531

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:56

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 531 for the week of June 3 – 9, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 530

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:15

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 530 for the week of May 27 – June 2, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 529

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:06

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 529 for the week of May 20 – 26, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Call for nominations for the Technical Board

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54

The current 2-year term of the Technical Board is over, and it’s time for electing a new one. For the next two weeks (until 6 June 2018) we are collecting nominations, then our SABDFL will shortlist the candidates and confirm their candidacy with them, and finally the shortlist will be put to a vote by ~ubuntu-dev.

Anyone from the Ubuntu community can nominate someone.

Please send nominations (of yourself or someone else) to Mark Shuttleworth <mark.shuttleworth at ubuntu.com> and CC: the nominee. You can optionally CC: the Technical Board mailing list, but as this is public, you *must* get the agreement of the nominated person before you CC: the list.

The current board can be seen at ~techboard.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Wed May 23 18:19:18 UTC 2018 by Walter Lapchynski on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 528

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:05

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 528 for the week of May 13 – 19, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 527

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:10

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 527 for the week of May 6 – 12, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 526

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:02

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 526 for the week of April 29 – May 5, 2018. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 525

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:25

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 525 for the week of April 22 – 28, 2018 – the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) released

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 17:30

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce our seventh long-term support release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core.

Codenamed “Bionic Beaver”, 18.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.15 based Linux kernel, with additional support for Linux security module stacking, signing of POWER host and NV kernels, and improved support for IBM and Intel hardware enablement from Linux 4.16.

Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME Shell on Ubuntu is designed to be easy to use for people upgrading from 16.04 LTS and presents a familiar user interface. New features for users upgrading from 16.04 LTS include assistance with logging in to public Wifi hotspots and the Night Light feature to reduce eye strain in the evenings.

18.04 LTS also brings the new minimal installation option which provides a full desktop with only the essential packages installed, and a tool to easily enable Canonical LivePatch to apply critical kernel security fixes without rebooting.

Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS includes the Queens release of OpenStack including the clustering enabled LXD 3.0, new network configuration via netplan.io, and a next-generation fast server installer. Ubuntu Server brings major updates to industry standard packages available on private clouds, public clouds, containers or bare metal in your datacentre.

The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today.

More details can be found for these at their individual release notes:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavors

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Core. Ubuntu Studio will be supported for 9 months. All the remaining flavours will be supported
for 3 years.

To get Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In order to download Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 17.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.04 LTS via Update Manager shortly. Users of 16.04 LTS will be offered the automatic upgrade when 18.04.1 LTS is released, which is scheduled for July 26th. For further information about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
http://www.ubuntuforums.org
http://askubuntu.com

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

http://www.ubuntu.com

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Apr 26 22:59:59 UTC 2018 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 524

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:32

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 524 for the week of April 15 – 21, 2018 – the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Wild Man
  • Bashing-om
  • Athul Muralidhar
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

First set of Bionic (sort-of) RC images for 18.04.

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:22

Adam Conrad of the Ubuntu Release Team is pleased to announce the first
set of Bionic RC images for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Over the next couple of hours, builds for Bionic Final should be added
to the tracker[1] for all flavours. The builds have some intentional
omissions, but please do test them anyway.

Known issues that will be addressed Sunday/Monday:
– Volume label still set to Beta
– base-files still not the final version
– kernel will have (at least) one more revision

Despite the above, please, please, please test your images. Do not
wait for a “final” build to test, as that guarantees your final build
will be broken. We need you testing now, iterating uploads to get
your bugs fixed, filing bugs and escalating where you need help.

Again: DO NOT DELAY, TEST NOW, FIX BUGS, FILE BUGS, ESCALATE FOR HELP.

Happy testing everyone, and here’s hoping we push out another smooth
and stress-free release on Thursday.

… Adam Conrad

[1] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/389/builds

Originally posted to the Ubuntu Release mailing list on Sat Apr 21 23:22:56 UTC 2018
by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2018-April/004438.html

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 523

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:35

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 523 for the week of April 8 – 14, 2018 – the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Simon Quigley
  • Rozz Welford
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Bashing-om
  • wildmanne39
  • Krytarik Raido
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Final Beta released

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:07
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop, Server, and Cloud products. Codenamed "Bionic Beaver", 18.04 LTS continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu flavours. The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 18.04 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on April 26th, 2018. Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Cloud Images: Bionic Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 4.15 kernel, and much more. To upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta from Ubuntu 17.10, follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades The Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server on x86) This Ubuntu Server image features the next generation Subiquity server installer, bringing the comfortable live session and speedy install of the Ubuntu Desktop to server users at last. This new installer does not support the same set of installation options as the previous server installer, so the "debian-installer" image continues to be made available in parallel. For more information about the installation options, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Ubuntu_Server Additional images can be found at the following links: http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/daily/server/bionic/current/ (Cloud Images) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04/beta-2/ (Non-x86, and d-i Server) http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/18.04/ (Netboot) As fixes will be included in new images between now and release, any daily cloud image from today or later (i.e. a serial of 20180404 or higher) should be considered a beta image. Bugs found should be filed against the appropriate packages or, failing that, the cloud-images project in Launchpad. The full release notes for Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta can be found at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes Kubuntu: Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/18.04/beta-2/ More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/Beta2/Kubuntu Lubuntu: Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/18.04/beta-2/ Ubuntu Budgie: Ubuntu Budgie is community developed desktop, integrating Budgie Desktop Environment with Ubuntu at its core. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-budgie/releases/18.04/beta-2/ More information on Ubuntu Budgie Final Beta can be found here: https://ubuntubudgie.org/blog/2018/04/03/18-04-beta-2 UbuntuKylin: UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/18.04/beta-2/ More information on UbuntuKylin Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/Beta2/UbuntuKylin Ubuntu MATE: Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/18.04/beta-2/ Ubuntu Studio: Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflows: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/18.04/beta-2/ More information about Ubuntu Studio Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/Beta2/UbuntuStudio Xubuntu: Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/18.04/beta-2/ More information about Xubuntu Final Beta can be found here: http://wiki.xubuntu.org/releases/18.04/release-notes Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away. Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our website, IRC channel and wiki. To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's very low volume announcement list at: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2018-April/000230.html Originally posted to the Ubuntu Release mailing list on Fri Apr 6 06:02:21 UTC 2018 by Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team