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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) released ===
On behalf of the release team, Adam Conrad announces the release of Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus). He shares key features of this release, including a new 4.10-based kernel and other updates in core packages. Links for downloading the release as well as the flavor releases are provided.
Jane Silber from Canonical writes about her history working at Canonical and her new role in the near future. She writes, "We're now entering a new phase of accelerated growth at Canonical, and it's time to pass the baton to both seasoned hands and a new generation of Canonical leaders."
=== Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations ===
Michael Hall from the Ubuntu Community Council announces a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Membership Board. He writes, "We have seven members of our boards expiring from their terms, which means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board." He gives details about the board and notes that the nominations will end at Friday, May 26th at 12:00 UTC.
Robie Basak on behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board announces the newest MOTU and Per-Package Uploader for postgresql-9.6 and multipath-tools:
* Christian Ehrhardt (Launchpad Page: https://launchpad.net/~paelzer)
=== Kubuntu Team: KDE PIM update for Zesty available for testers ===
The Kubuntu Team announces the availability of an update for KDE PIM for testers. They write, "Since we missed by a whisker getting updated PIM (kontact, kmail, akregator, kgpg etc..) into Zesty for release day, and we believe it is important that our users have access to this significant update, packages are now available for testers in the Kubuntu backports landing ppa." [sic] They give instructions on how to test this release, and where to report any issues.
=== Ubuntu Podcast: S10E06 - Tasty Different Cow ===
"We discuss soldering the zerostem, review the new Dell XPS 13, share some command line love and go over your feedback. This show was recorded prior to Mark Shuttleworth's announcement about Growing Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT, rather than Phone and convergence. We'll be discussing that news in a future episode of the Ubuntu Podcast."
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