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Simon Quigley announces the formation of the Lubuntu Council to further aid the production of the Lubuntu operating system. Currently is the work to adopt the Lubuntu Constitution. Feedback is requested from the community with the window closing Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 20:00 UTC. After due considerations the constitution will be effective on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at midnight UTC. Simon provides links to the document and means for the community to participate.
=== KDE Frameworks 5.54 Released for KDE Plasma 5.15, Adds Android Notifications ===
KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 in the a monthly update adds numerous improvements as well as various new features. Also, this release is just in time for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.15 desktop, which is due for release on February 12, 2019. Marius also provides brief details on "what's the new in KDE Frameworks 5.54". While the source is available, regular users are cautioned to await the transmission of the package to their stable repositories.
=== NVIDIA 415.27 Linux Driver Released With GeForce RTX 2060 Support ===
Michael Larabel reports on the 415.27 Linux driver release, officially supporting the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. This card is now identified by product string and with other small tweaks Michael advises the card runs well under the proprietary driver.
=== Entroware Launches Hades, Its First AMD-Powered Workstation with Ubuntu Linux ===
Marius Nestor reports that UK-based Entroware has released their latest and most powerful Ubuntu Linux installed workstation. Technical specifications, plus options for your builds of the Hades machine are provided with link to official website.
=== Canonical Patches GNOME Bluetooth Vulnerability on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Update Now ===
Marius Nestor writes that Canonical have release a security patch for the GNOME Bluetooth tools used in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) which address a vulnerability that could allow unintended access to your devices. We are advised to upgrade.
=== Ubuntu's Icon Theme Now Extends to Branded & Third-Party Apps ===
Joey Sneddon reports that the upcoming release of Ubuntu 19.04 comes with restyled third-party and branded icons achieved through "ingenious" crafting by the Yaru design team. Joey finds the result of this effort creates a more cohesive result and provides details as to how the Yaru team achieved their result. Multiple pictures are provided.
=== Livepatching With Linux 5.1 To Support Atomic Replace & Cumulative Patches ===
Michael Larabel reports that the "atomic replace" / "cumulative patches" series was merged to livepatching making it staged material for the upcoming Linux 5.1 cycle. The "atomic replace" support to the kernel's common livepatch infrastructure allows for replacing/reverting an existing kernel live patch and for handling of multiple patches in a series as "cumulative patches." This code also improves the behavior around the patching order/stacking and allows recovering from the overhead of functions no longer being patched. This describes the inner-workings of "atomic replace" in much more detail.
=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E20 - Espreitando debaixo do capô ===
“Neste episódio, para além da famosa conversa da treta, falamos sobre a criação da comunidade Ubuntu no gettogether, novidades sobre o Ubuntu Touch com o seu mais recente OTA 7, e snaps interessantes que estão disponíveis como snaps.”
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