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After 5 years, Jonathan Riddell reports that the KDE team has released polkit-qt-1, which is the Qt5 GUI version of system-wide permission management. This version has two notable changes, the addition of passing details to polkit, and the removal of Qt4 support.
=== What To Expect From The Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' Beta On September 26 ===
Jason Evangelho gives us a "a brief rundown of what to expect, and a few features that might make it worth the upgrade". In addition to the interface and software tweaks, there are added features, improvements, and enhancements. With an expected release date of October 17, Jason provides a link to the daily builds for all the supported releases, the release schedule, and the WIKI for more information.
=== Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Makes It Easier to Patch the Linux Kernel without Rebooting ===
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS new Livepatch update now makes it easier to patch the Linux kernel without requiring a system reboot. It adds the tray support to easily manage updates, and allows users to read more about specific CVEs. It also notifies users of patches ready for install, or just applied.
=== Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" Enters Feature Freeze, Beta Available September 26th ===
Marius Nestor reports that Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine enters feature freeze, as of August 22nd, which means that no new features will be accepted into applications. Additionally, Marius reports that the Alpha development cycle is dropped, and the Beta version will be released on September 26th.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E21 – Rebelstar Raiders ===
"This week we’ve been using Unity and learning about code of conduct incident response. We bring you a bumper crop of news and events from the Ubuntu community plus we round up some of our favourite stories from the tech world."
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