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=== Ubuntu Europe Federation Board Meeting at Ubucon Europe ===
Diogo Miguel Constantino Dos Santos (diogoconstantino) gives us a short explanation of the role of the Ubuntu Europe Federation and advises that the Federation will participate in Ubucon Europe 2019. The board meeting is open to the public with an open invitation to all European LoCo teams to join the Ubuntu Europe Federation.
=== Canonical Design Team: The 10 new rules of open source infrastructure ===
Stelphan Fabel writes about his keynote at Cloud Native/OpenStack providing ten rules of open source infrastructure. These are: consume unmodified upstream, infrastructure is a product, automate for the future, run at capacity on premises; public cloud as overflow, workload placement matters, plan for transition, security is not special, embrace shiny, and go micro. Links are provided.
=== Ubucon Europe 2019: 2nd Call For Volunteers ===
With UbuconEU2019 less than 3 months away, support is requested to help make the event a success. If you have the Ubuntu spirit and can help write articles, review & translate texts, create visual content and more, you too can help.
=== BT will use Ubuntu and OpenStack to power 5G transformation ===
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tells us that BT (formerly British Telecom) Group communications company have chosen to use Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu to automate the deployment of their 5G cloud core network. The build infrastructure is provided as well as comments from Neil McRae, BT Group's chief architect, and Canonical CEO Shuttleworth. Six cities in the UK serve as launch sites for use in BT's EE mobile network, with BT's rollout of cloud-based 5G Core network starting in 2022.
=== Mesa 19.1.3 Led By Fixes For Intel & Radeon Vulkan Drivers ===
Michael Larabel reports on the changes and fixes in the Mesa 19.1.3 point release. Prominent in the collection of open-source graphics drivers are changes in Intel "ANV", Radeon "RADV" Vulkan, and a fix for shader tracing crash in RADV, as well as other fixes. A link to the complete change list is provided. We are told of the prospective schedule for the 19.2.0 version release.
=== Linux Kernel 5.2 Series Is Now Ready for Mass Deployments, Upgrade Now ===
Marius Nestor tells us that the Linux 5.2 kernel is ready for the masses. Seeing the 5.2 kernel as a major release; many desired new features are listed , as well as performance improvements, and security enhancements. A link of course is provided should you want to read more about Kernel 5.2.2.
Joey Sneddon writes that a brand new Dash to Panel GNOME Shell extension (v20) is available. Many updates are listed that Joey feels give users greater control and users will love. Great news is that it supports GNOME Shell 3.8 and up, so can be used with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & 19.04. With a link provided, Joey warns us that as of this writing, v20 is still awaiting review so v19 shows up on the GNOME Extensions website.
=== Ubuntu 19.10 Development Continues With Latest GNOME Updates, ZFS, Optimizations ===
Michael Larabel reminds us 19.10's freeze dates are approaching. He provides us with the Canonical public Trello board that shows Ubuntu 19.10's progress. Michael specifically feels worth watching are Nvidia graphics, ZFS on Linux integration, a possible new plymouth splash screen, GNOME performance boosts and more.
"Big roundup of security updates from the past 2 weeks including Docker, ZeroMQ, Squid, Redis and more, plus we talk with Joe McManus about some recent big fines for companies breaching their GDPR responsibilities and it’s EOL for Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E16 – Glider Rider ===
"This week we’ve been learning about the crazy world of flat earthers. In a change to our scheduled programming we discuss Alan’s new lean podcasting experiment, bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."
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