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* Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta) Available for Testing
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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta released ===
Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team reports the beta pre-release of Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud products. We are told the beta images are "known to be reasonably free of showstopper bugs" and includes the Ubuntu flavors. More details and many links are provided.
=== Plasma 5.16.90 (Plasma 5.17 Beta) Available for Testing ===
The Kubuntu developers announce the Beta release of Plasma 5.16.90 in the Beta PPA for Kubuntu 19.04 and 19.10. Testers are wanted to ensure the quality and links are given for procedures and feedback. One caveat is to revert the PPA if you upgrade Disco to Eoan when it is released.
Martin Wimpress reports Ubuntu MATE 19.10 "is a significant improvement over Ubuntu MATE 18.04 and 19.04", and that the Beta pre-release is available for download and test. We are reminded that while many find it stable, you may not. With much detail, a few pictorial examples, and plenty of links, the release is touted.
=== Meet the 9 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition ===
Joey Sneddon tells us the nine winners of the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition have been selected and can be seen. Noting there is less diversity as he sees it in the winners compared to prior years, it includes the first Ubuntu branded wallpaper for years. With smaller images on display, a 5MB link is available to download them all. Joey does express disappointment that some great images didn't make it.
=== Wine-Staging 4.17 Brings Raw Input For Overwatch, StarCitizen & Other Games ===
Michael Larabel reports of the improvements and fixes from Wine-Staging in the 4.17 release of Wine. The release incorporates more than 850 patches that address raw input support, crash fixes, as well as DirectSound work. The link to WineHQ.org is provided for the release.
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