* Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) reaches End of Life on July 18 2019
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* Mir 1.3.0 Release
* Wallpaper competition - Eoan Ermine 19.10
* Support for shell components landed in Mir
* Xfce 4.14pre2 released!
* Lubuntu Eoan Ermine Wallpaper Contest
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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) reaches End of Life on July 18 2019 ===
Adam Conrad reminds us that Ubuntu 18.10 had a support life of nine months which is nearing its end on July 18, 2019. A Link is provided for how to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 19.04.
Will Cooke invites us to submit our photos or images for possible inclusion in the Ubuntu 19.10 release, including a chance if selected to make into the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release too. The competition requirements are provided.
=== Support for shell components landed in Mir ===
William Wold tells us of advantages of running shell components "out-of-process" which include stability and compatibility. The first of these out-of-process shell component protocols have now landed for Mir 1.3.0.
Simon Steinbeiß notifies us that the second pre-release version for Xfce 4.14 is out with many bug-fixes. Simon lists some highlights including xfce4-panel, xfwm4, thunar, xfce4-settings, xfdesktop and xfconf. Some details of where we can test are provided.
Dan Simmons provides us a chance to enter a wallpaper competition and have our photo or image included in the Lubuntu 19.10 release. Links are given to the discourse.lubuntu.me site for entries, and to the rules for submission.
=== Material Shell’ is Probably The Most Impressive Thing You’ll See This Month ===
Joey Sneddon tells us that Material Shell is a new GNOME Shell extension in beta which replaces the normal Shell workflow with one more suited to tiling. Providing a video plus links to reddit discussions,and where you can download it for adding to your GNOME 3.32 if you must try it. Material shell is described it as a lovechild of GNOME Shell and i3.
Beyond normal coverage found in Google's Kubernetes Podcast, they interview Mark Shuttleworth. A brief history of Mark Shuttleworth is given and the genesis of Ubuntu plus. Mark’s talk covers cloud, optimization for docker, kubernetes, keeping up-to-date kernels, making Ubuntu small, snaps or debs (and dependencies), micro-K8s and more.
"This week we look at the latest security updates for the Linux kernel, Firefox, ImageMagick, OpenStack and more, plus we have a special guest, the maintainer and lead developer of the AppArmor project, John Johansen, to talk about the project and some of the upcoming features."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E13 – Prince of Persia ===
"This week we’ve been giving talks and spending 8 and a half years becoming a Doctor of Philosophy. We discuss 32-bit Intel packages in Ubuntu, the Eoan Ermine wallpaper competition, Mir still not being dead, the new Snap Store, some jobs you might want to apply for, UbuCon Europe, Oggcamp, the new Raspberry Pi 4 and round up some headlines from the tech world."
=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E58 - Tentações ===
"Neste episódio tivemos a participação do João Jotta a voz das reviews de jogos no podcast LinuxTechPT, que veio falar-nos das Conversas Livres do LinuxTechPT, voltamos a falar da Creative Commons Summit 2019, sobre o Slimbook Zero, Ceph, as boards PCEngines, novidadades no Mir, a mais recente falha de segurança no LXD, a crise Huawey-Google, as novas workstations Dell, Ubuntu 19.10 Eon Ermine, Unity 3D e o Call for Papers da Ubucon Europe 2019."
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