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=== The masters speak: Forward-thinking Ubuntu users gather to share their experiences ===
Katie Elston makes a report of the inaugural Ubuntu Masters event; held this year at the NVIDIA campus in Santa Clara, CA, on October 8th. The event saw speakers from Netflix, Adobe, Roblox, NVIDIA, and Canonical. She gives a summary of the presentations where Ubuntu is featured in infrastructure challenges and how they’re relying on open-source innovation to solve them.
=== New tags on the block: update-excuse and friends! ===
Balint Reczey in giving a primer on Ubuntu’s development process advises of a recent addition, the update-excuse tag. The tag aids in migrating packages from the -proposed pocket to the release pocket. Balint explains the update-excuse's purpose for bug fixing and its use case.
=== KDE Plasma 5.17.1 To Fix Wallpaper Slideshow From Crashing Your Lock Screen ===
Michael Larabel tells us of Nate Graham's latest blog on KDE's development, including an 'edit mode' for editing widgets and panels. Wallpaper slideshows no longer crash the lock screen, and other improvements are mentioned, with links provided.
=== Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" Formally Opens For Development ===
Michael Larabael writes that the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS cycle is now underway using Python 3.8, Perl 5.30, and targeting z13 for IBM s390. Work progresses on removing Python 2 packages, improvements to ZFS/Zsys, GNOME 3.36 and more, with links provided.
=== KDE Plasma 5.17.2 Desktop Environment Brings More Than 25 Bug Fixes, Update Now ===
Marius Nestor informs us of Plasma 5.17.2's release with 27 bug fixes. Most bug fixes are small, but important and many highlights are provided, plus a schedule for the release of 5.17.3 and links for more details.
=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E62 - De volta à terra ===
"Estamos de volta aos nossos estúdios! Neste episódio o Diogo e o Tiago fazem o rescaldo da Ubucon Europe 2019 em Sintra, numa conversa descontraída sobre os momentos altos em redor da da organização da melhor Ubucon Europe de 2019!"
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