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=== Ubucon Europe 2019 announcement and Call For Papers ===
Diogo Miguel Constantino Dos Santos (diogoconstantino) gives notice of the Ubucon Europe 2019 event, to be held from the 10th to the 13th of October in Sintra, Portugal. The call is opened for submission of papers and proposals promoting free software in general and Ubuntu, in all its flavours, in particular. Diogo provides links to the event's website and the Papers submission website and advises the IT structure is available to aid others in setting up similar events.
If we use our Ubuntu machines to develop software, we are invited to take the survey to aid Dell & Ubuntu in understanding what is needed on their Ubuntu desktop that aids development tasks. No registration is required to complete the survey, with it open until the 31st of May 2019. The results will be published shortly afterwards.
=== Technical Details on the Recent Firefox Add-on Outage ===
Eric Rescorla writes of the recent Firefox issue where add-ons stopped working. Eric reports its cause, and the subsequent repair. Detail is given on the cause of the problem and how Mozilla worked hard providing a quick solution. We are advised that steps are being taken to ensure such does not happen again.
=== Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel inside Windows 10 ===
Joey Sneddon reports on the updated Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as unveiled at the Microsoft Build 2019 conference. Joey gives details, screenshots, and videos of the linux kernel within Windows. For ubuntu support Joey relates from Stephan Fabel, Director of Product at Canonical, “Collaboration with Microsoft enables us to certify Ubuntu on WSL, including Docker containers, Kubernetes, and snaps”. WSL2 is compatible with the new Windows Terminal app, available through source code, that will be in the Microsoft Store shortly.
=== Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Released for Ubuntu Phones with Refreshed Look, Improvements ===
Marius Nestor updates us on the latest OTA-9 release for Ubuntu Touch devices. We are told the maintenance release includes a refreshed look, improvements for the Nexus 5 camera, and more, with rollout completing on the 12th of May 2019. A link is provided to the release announcement.
=== Ubuntu 19.10 Release Date & Planned Features ===
Joey Sneddon informs us of the build release schedules for 19.10. Joey advises as 19.10 preps for the Long Term Release, 20.04, many new features and major changes are incorporated; what is currently known is listed. We are encouraged to test with the daily builds and the link to download is provided.
"Fixes for 19 different vulnerabilities across MySQL, Dovecot, Memcached and others, plus we talk to Joe McManus about the recent iLnkP2P IoT hack and the compromise of DockerHub’s credentials database and more."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E05 – Superfrog ===
"This week we talk about our trip to LFNW. We discuss the new budget-friendly Dell Precision laptops shipping with Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Developer Desktop Survey, the most power efficient Ubuntu flavour and Mark Shuttleworth’s views on the Ubuntu Desktop. We discuss Pine64’s updates for May 2019, Easy Anti Cheat for Linux and the new Windows Terminal."
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