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=== Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai 2019: the highlights ===
Tytus Kurek reports on Canonical's participation in the Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai 2019; where Canonical featured OpenStack and Kata containers. Tytus gives us brief explanations and informative details; advising us on the four presentations. Tytus provides supporting links for complete disclosure.
=== Growing the Linux app Ecosystem at LAS 2019 ===
Alan Pope tells us the third Linux Application Summit (LAS) in Barcelona is a joint effort by KDE and GNOME projects. Canonical, as a sponsor, sent a team to represent Ubuntu and Snapcraft. Alan had discussions with members of the organising committee: Aleix Pol of KDE, Sri Ramkrishna, and Nuritzi Sanchez, outlining what they said LAS means to them. If we couldn't be there, a youtube channel is provided which will have recordings.
Kees Cook writes on seven security-related issues, noting the persons and means of making the alleviations. Kees relates that if other things need his attention to contact him, as "Linux v5.4 is almost here…".
=== Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Continuing To Work On Python 2 Removal ===
Michael Larabel reports on Canonical’s work of removing Python 2 for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. He says that if Python 2 packages are not converted to Python 3, they will be deleted from the archives. He also acknowledges that software no longer maintained using Python 2 is a concern.
=== KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 Open-Source Software Suite Released with over 200 Changes ===
Marius Nestor reports that the KDE project releases KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 with 200 changes, including performance improvements, bug fixes, support for Qt 5.15, and more. He also reports that the new version of NetworkManagerQt is going to connect to WPA3 WiFi networks, and that it will be released on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.
Marius Nestor tells us Canonical have released updates for all supported releases to mitigate the latest Intel vulnerabilities. Listing some of the CVEs patched, it includes discussion with Alex Murray of Canonical on the TSX Asynchronous Abort which impacts some intel processors. Links for more details are provided, with users advised to update their systems.
=== Here's KDE Plasma Mobile Running on the PinePhone Open Source Linux Smartphone ===
Marius Nestor reports that Bhushan Shah has the latest KDE Plasma Mobile running on the PINE64, on top of the recommended KDE neon interface. Available for preorder now, it is expected that the PinePhone will ship through December, 2019 and January, 2020 with mass production in early March.
=== Canonical Donates More Ubuntu Phones to UBports and You Can Get One Right Now ===
Marius Nestor reports that Canonical have donated several touch devices to UBports. UBports will pass them on to those who offer to join the Ubuntu Phone movement and contribute to the development of Ubuntu Touch. A tweet link is provided for those wishing to apply and Marius admonishes to hurry as "you might get an Ubuntu Phone for free."
=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E64 - Castanhas e água-pé ===
"Num dia negro para o mundo dos podcasts em geral, e para o Ubuntu Podcasting em particular, entregamos nesta noite fria e ventosa, mais um episódio do fantástico Podcast Ubuntu Portugal com os habituais Diogo Constantino e Tiago Carrondo."
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