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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) released ===
Canonical announces that Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine has been released with many changes to the user experience, including GNOME 3.34, which has a significant performance improvement. Also, it is based on Linux 5.3 kernel with the toolchain of GCC 9.2 and glibc 2.30. It also introduces the recent innovations from open infrastructure projects like Kubernetes, OpenStack Train, etc. It is supported for 9 months for Ubuntu and all flavors.
In his Portuguese blog Marcos Alvarez Costales relates his experiences in the four day multi-national event. Marcos denotes the events he attended and notes those he led as well as the cultural activities in the evenings. Screenshots are provided of the events and the speakers; Marcos finalizes his reports as "another example that the best thing about Ubuntu is its community".
The Ubuntu blog tells us that 24 Canonical employees from various teams attended the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando Florida, promoting Canonical. With more than 26,000 people attending, we are given a brief history of the Grace Hopper Conference from its humble beginning. The author discusses the activities of this year’s Canonical booth, and other Conference sessions, all with numerous photos.
Colin King helps educate us on stress testing CPU temperatures. Providing a study he made on various devices, from a r.pi.2 through to xeon cpus, he gives a very detailed table of how hot various cpu configurations got during 60 seconds of specific types of processing. Colin's conclusion from the detail provided in his study is there is no one way that can be used to stress test CPUs for all architectures, but stress-ng provides the flexibility, with its large suite of methods, to do it for you with the right choice.
=== Ubuntu 19.10 Promises an Improved Experience for AI/ML Developers ===
Jack Wallen conveys what a game changer the 19.10 release is on the desktop. In addition to the UI/UX improvements, the big changes are "under the hood". Jack tells us of ZFS, MicroK8s add-ons, Kubeflow, Kubernetes, and Train - Charmed OpenStack. All these, he explains, is in support for developers in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) and new edge computing capabilities.
=== Debian and Ubuntu Patch Critical Sudo Security Vulnerability, Update Now ===
Marius Nestor writes that Debian and Canonical were quick to patch a critical security vulnerability affecting sudo telling us to update our systems immediately. We are given details on CVE-2019-14287 and Joe Vennix's discovery of it.
=== Ubuntu's ZFS Trajectory Is Going From Exciting To Even More Exciting ===
Michael Larabel writes about ZFS support being added to Ubiquity installer that comes with Ubuntu 19.10. Michael directs our attention to Canonical employee Didier Roche's recent blog about Zsys and its possibilities for the future. Links for more detail and sources are provided.
=== KDE Plasma 5.17 Released With Wayland Improvements, Better HiDPI ===
Michael Larabel announces the release of KDE Plasma 5.17 with several Wayland improvements, better HiDPI support, faster start-up performance, slight RGB hinting for fonts, settings improvements, better Thunderbolt support, and more. Wayland users will notice a change about the fractional scaling for KWin.
=== Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April ===
Michael Larabel reports that the next release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has the codename "Focal Fossa" which will be arriving on 23 April. The development starts after a few weeks, and the release schedule is made. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS includes GNOME 3.36 as the default desktop environment, GCC 9, and the very latest versions of the programs.
=== Canonical Outs Linux Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 19.04 to Patch 9 Flaws ===
Marius Nestor informs us that a new security kernel security patch was released for Ubuntu 19.04 just prior to 19.10's release. Seven security flaws are fixed, with details provided, and all users are advised to upgrade their systems asap.
"This week we look at updates for Sudo, Python, OpenStack Octavia and more, plus we discuss a recent CVE for Python which resulted in erroneous scientific research results, and we go over some of your feedback from Episode 48."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E28 – Super Sprint ===
"This week we’ve been doing ITIL Foundation training. Following the release of Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine), we discuss our wish list items for Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 (Focal Fossa), bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback."
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