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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) released ===
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo). This release introduces new features as well as many bug fixes. Notable is the 5.0 kernel, updated tool chain, GNOME 3.32, and the server edition integrates many IoT services. Adam advises that all supported flavours are also being released with instructions to the downloads and/or the upgrade process. Additionally, links are provided to the release notes, graphical overviews of the desktop, support sites, and other resources.
Erich Eickmeyer tells us about the creation of the Ubuntu Studio Council, the rejuvenation of the Ubuntu Studio project, creation of Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA and more, in his assumption of project lead. He gives a brief of future works to complete a full featured workstation. Erich provides details of some of the other work performed during this past year naming some of those who helped make it so productive.
Sean Davis writes about what's coming in Xubuntu 19.04: changes, additions, updates, and fixes. A link is provided for the complex list of package changes, but Sean describes notable additions and changes, with screenshots. Sean finishes up with an invite to share the Xubuntu post on social media to promote the development, or read the linked wiki on how to contribute to the Xubuntu project.
We are reminded that Ubuntu Studio 18.04 was a non-LTS release for Ubuntu Studio's unique packages, and that as such it's support ended January 2019 unless users added a Backports PPA to their Ubuntu Studio systems. Users of Ubuntu Studio 18.04 are reminded to do this to receive further updates which will continue until April 2021. Links are provided for more information on adding the PPA, with a reminder that Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS reaches EOL on April 25, 2019.
=== NVIDIA EGLStreams Support Merged Into KWin For KDE Plasma 5.16 ===
Michael Larabel expresses surprise at finding that KDE's EGLStreams back-end for KWin Wayland compositor has been merged; meaning the KDE Plasma Wayland session will support the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver stack when Plasma 5.16 is released in beta on May 16, 2019. Final release is expected June 11, 2019.
=== VirtualBox 6.0.6 Released with Support for Linux 5.0 and Linux 5.1 Kernels ===
Marius Nestor tells us VirtualBox 6.0.6 has been released with support for the latest Linux 5.0/5.1 kernel series in both host and guest, and Oracle's Critical Patch updates for April 2019. Other improvements to be found in the new release are also mentioned, with links for download and to the full changelog.
=== GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.32.1 Released With Many Fixes ===
Michael Larabel reports that GNOME Shell and Mutter 3.32.1 have been released. Michael lists key fixes found in this update in both GNOME Shell and Mutter, before telling us the developers are now enforcing requirements for graphics drivers that support OpenGL 2.1 or OpenGL ES 2.0 at a minimum.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E02 – Light Force ===
“This week we have been upgrading disk drives (again) and playing Elite Dangerous. We discuss Mark’s homebrew Raspberry Pi based streaming box, bring you some command line love and go over your feedback.”
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