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== Welcome New Members and Developers ==
Iain Lane announces the acceptance of Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) to the Ubuntu Desktop team.
=== Work in progress: Developing Wayland extension protocols for Mir servers ===
Alan Griffiths (alan_g) follows through and provides a means for a shell developed with Mir to add its own extensions. The last piece of code has been merged to allow testing extensions in a downstream shell.
=== Update on Steam, Ubuntu, and 32-bit support ===
Valve’s Pierre Loup gives us some background on the 32-bit support situation, explaining why it's determined to stick with archaic 32-bit software. Foremost is customer support. With Canonical's clarification, they will likely be able to continue supporting Steam on Ubuntu moving forward.
Fuchs, ilbelkyr advise of the migration of the old qwebirc based webchat to a new Kiwi IRC based solution for freenode. Listing some of the enhancements and changes is an advisement that "we will no longer apply gateway cloaks". Thanks are extended to the many who supported the migration, in particular is noted Kiwi's developer, prawnsalad. The old webchat will no longer be available after the migration.
Jim Salter writes of the lively week starting with Steve Langasek's announcement on 32-bit libs which may have been unclear. Two days later a new announcement was out which settled things a bit. Jim acknowledges the difficulties in maintaining 32-bit code and provides quotes of Canonical's mitigations to continue to run 32-bit applications. Finally is speculation as to Steam moving to another distribution.
=== Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Security Patch for 64-Bit PowerPC Ubuntu Systems ===
Marius Nestor tells us of new kernel patch that has landed to fix CVE-2019-12817 for ppc64el systems, and that users of Ubuntu 19.04, 18.10 & 18.04 LTS should upgrade asap. A link is provided for more detail and a reboot is required.
=== Ubuntu Has Started Work On A New Desktop Snap Store ===
Michael Larabel informs us of a new Snap Desktop store under development at Canonical. Began only last week there isn't anything yet to see. However, we should see it in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. A link to the GitHub code base is provided.
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