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Bionic Release Candidate milestone approaching

Hi folks, we had such a good Beta 2 testing, I'm hoping for testing
awesomeness for the RC. The schedule says

* April 19th: FinalFreeze,  ReleaseCandidate,  LanguagePackTranslationDeadline

* April 26th: FinalRelease,  Ubuntu 18.04

We'll see the images (as usual) at
<a href="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384" title="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384">http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384</a>

Naturally, testing the daily ISOs is always welcome, as long as bug
reports are reported as you progress. `ubuntu-bug packagename` is your
friend.

As usual we especially need i386 testing on i386 machines. So get ready!

Valorie

libdebconf-kde 1.0.3

New maintenance release for libdebconf-kde, a Debian configuration
system UI frontend library.

<a href="https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-1.0.3.tar.xz.mirrorlist" title="https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-1.0.3.tar.xz.mirrorlist">https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-...</a>
<a href="https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-1.0.3.tar.xz.sig.mirrorlist" title="https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-1.0.3.tar.xz.sig.mirrorlist">https://download.kde.org/stable/libdebconf-kde/1.0.3/src/libdebconf-kde-...</a>

* Translations update
* Fixed a crash on signal QUIT (sent by packagekit to quit the helper)

Congratulations on a great Beta 2 milestone! Next up: BANNER

Hi folks,

We had a lot of help testing Beta 2 candidates, thank you so much! It
was Hell week for me and the extra testing -- especially the i386
testing helped sooo much.

Our next testing push will be the Release Candidate scheduled for 19
April, so put that on your testing calendar. Of course, testing of the
dailies is always useful as well.

Re: Releasing kdeconnect-kde 1.3

On 04/04/18 20:55, Albert Vaca wrote:

amd64 Beta 2 candidate testing going well; i386 testing -- none?

I didn't write to the list yesterday about the candidate ISOs
dropping, because of computer problems here. I lost a SSD (I think)
but created a Bionic upgrade on another disk. So that was a success,
but it takes time to provision a new install, as you know.

Anyway, i386 users, now or never! I mean literally if we don't get
testing on this LTS on i386 hardware, we will NOT be offering it from
here forward.

Kubuntu Automation 2.2 first alpha released

Hi,

the first alpha of Kubuntu Automation 2.2 is now available in the testing PPA:
<a href="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing/" title="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing/">https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing/</a>

For technical details, feel free to read the latest changelog entry; while the
list of changes is a bit long, it doesn't change very much of or current
workflow, many changes are either minor bugfixes or part of:
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/black-operations/kraken/" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/black-operations/kraken/">https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/black-operations/kraken/</a>

Most important changes from the user point of view, affecting our current
workflow, are:
* git-clone-all: print excess files/directories
* Add 'do-all git push' m

Kubuntu Bionic Beta 2 candidate images spinning soon

Hi folks, just a bit of advance notice for everyone who would like to
help us test the heck out of this, to make Kubuntu 18.04 the best ever
LTS!

To get a jump on this, create a login on the quatracker if you don't
have one: <a href="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384/builds" title="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384/builds">http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/384/builds</a>

Download a daily image to save some time, and then zsync when the Beta
2 candidate drops (you will be able to see it on the qatracker.

crash with installing 18.04 on enabeling format

crash with installing 18.04 on enabeling partition "format" flag...

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/kde_components/PartitionModel.py",
line 66, in setData
item.partman_column_format_toggled(value.toBool())
AttributeError: 'int' object has no attribute 'toBool'

.

single vs double click dolphin

I have 18.04 running on two computers. On both, Dolphin main window is no
longer single click, it's double click to open. Is this intentional? If so,
I cannot find a way to set it back to single click.

also, wifi no longer reconnects automatically upon restart.

Cutelyst 2

Hi,

yesterday I did a major release update do Cutelyst now v2,
I'd like to have it in 18.04 I tried to do this earlier but failed :(
I have done some initial packaging which is probably useless
as I'm not very skilled with packaging, can it still go to 18.04?
If so can someone give me a hand with it?

<a href="https://dantti.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/cutelyst-2-released-with-http-2-support/" title="https://dantti.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/cutelyst-2-released-with-http-2-support/">https://dantti.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/cutelyst-2-released-with-http-2-...</a>

Thanks,

Kubuntu Dev Meeting 3/24/18

I'm going to choose March 24 this saturday at 2pm for this meeting to clear
out our phab board and some more tasks.

Meet us on IRC on #kubuntu-devel !!!

Amarok

Now that Amarok 2.9 has finally been released
<a href="https://amarok.kde.org/en/node/888" title="https://amarok.kde.org/en/node/888">https://amarok.kde.org/en/node/888</a> is it worth sticking with this rather
than moving over to Cantata for the LTS release?

i386 ISO tests

Hi all, I completed the i386 tests I could complete, and filed bugs
about the problems I encountered.

Please test the beta candidate -- especially i386 users

Hello folks, half the required tests have been done for amd64, and
NONE have been done for i386.

This is simply not acceptable nor sustainable. Please test as the
previous emails have instructed, and report your results:

<a href="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/387/builds" title="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/387/builds">http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/387/builds</a>

Thanks.

Valorie
Kubuntu release manager

Time to test! Kubuntu beta 1 Bionic images available on the qa tracker

Please see <a href="https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-bionic-beaver-18-04-beta-1-testing/" title="https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-bionic-beaver-18-04-beta-1-testing/">https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-bionic-beaver-18-04-beta-1-testing/</a>
for details.

Remember: we need people to test on so-called bare metal - real
computers rather than VMs - if possible. This is crucial for the i386
images. The Xenial dot release situation was terrible for i386 with
none of the people begging us to do the work to release for this
platform actually stepping up to test.

Remember to login to the qatracker and *report your bugs* and link the
bug reports (if any) with your test results.

Thanks!

Valorie

wifi doesn't reconnect

Using kubuntu development version 18.04 on two computers, and with recent
updates (and now fully updated current) the wifi doesn't reconnect on
either machine. I have tried several GUI things. Unchecking and rechecking
both the "automatically connect" and "All users may connect". No matter
what I do it doesn't reconnect after restarting the computer.

Kubuntu Automation 2.1 released

Hi,

Kubuntu Automation 2.1 was released. This new version provides new features,
bug fixes and some code refactoring. Feel free to inspect the changelog to see
the technical details.

Packages for Bionic, Artful and Xenial are now available in our dev-tools PPA:
<a href="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools" title="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools">https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools</a>

We have been using the 2.1 series for quite a while to do our uploads to PPA's
and the official Ubuntu archive so it's about time to make this version the
"official" one.

OEM installer, amd64 16.04.4

Anyone better able than I am to provide feedback on this bug I experienced?

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1752478" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1752478">https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1752478</a>

It was sad to get all the way to the end, have reported success, and
not only have to report a failure, but be unable to provide the needed
logfiles.

Thanks to whoever can help with this.

For i386, the installer was freezing so often i never got far enough
to try oem -- or anything else. And again, no useful logfiles.

:(

Valorie

Kubuntu 18.x - nvidia-390 broken...

with Kubuntu 18.x nvidia-390 drivers do not work.... please fix...

thanks

Remove flash from kubuntu-restricted-addons?

Ubuntu and other favours did this a while back

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/+bug/1709166" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/+bug/1709166">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/+bug/...</a>

<a href="https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/25" title="https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/25">https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-restricted-addons/25</a>

* Drop Adobe Flash as it will be EOL before end of next LTS

I believe we did have some discussion of this at the time, and either
said leave it, or did not make a firm decision.

I think it is appropriate to re-visit this discussion before be go to beta.

Please comment on <a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8088" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T8088">https://phabricator.kde.org/T8088</a> if you have an
account, or are willing to get a KDE identity account.

Looking forward to Bionic Beta 1

Hi folks, for various reasons there was no Alpha 1 or 2 this cycle, but now
we're on the march to Beta 1, which will be on March 8 [1].

Now is the time to get your VMs ready, or dust off that old 32 bit machine
in preparation. Rik has got Plasma 5.12.2 uploaded to the Archive, so this
is gonna be exciting! (New plasma is available for Artful users too:
<a href="https://kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-12-2-bugfix-updates-available/" title="https://kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-12-2-bugfix-updates-available/">https://kubuntu.org/news/plasma-5-12-2-bugfix-updates-available/</a>)

Remember: we cannot release this LTS for i386 if we don't get testers. And
we need some of that testing to be on actual 32-bit machines.

Kubuntu Dev Meeting

Hello all!

We're very close to the Kubuntu 18.04 LTS release and I would like for us
to go though the Phab board [1] to see what needs doing to polish our next
LTS release.

Kubuntu Automation 2.1 rc 1 released

Hi,

KA 2.1 rc 1 was just released. Packages are available in the development tools
testing PPA:
<a href="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing" title="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing">https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools-testing</a>

If they are no unexpected problems with the 2.1 series (we have been using it
for a while now) it will be released in the stable PPA[1] next week or so.

Cheers.

[1] <a href="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools" title="https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools">https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ninjas/+archive/ubuntu/dev-tools</a>

Bionic Kubuntu testing

Howdy folks,
Last night I tested the 2.10.18 Kubuntu Bionic image. Here were my findings:

Software
========
2/10/18 Bionic Kubuntu image

Hardware
========
2013 HP ENVY dv6, 500GB 5400 RPM WD hard drive, 8 GB RAM, crappy NVIDIA
GPU; 15.4" 720p TN screen (very low quality)

Issues/Unexpected behaviors
===========================
Live session uses dark theme (Intentional?

ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Fresh installed kubuntu 18.04 dev, have had this ever since, notification
in the taskbar for "failure to download update data files".

Hi Falkon team, how's it going?

Hello team,

I was just blogging about Falkon among other things, and wondered how close
you are to a KDE release. I was looking at
<a href="https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Falkon" title="https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Falkon">https://community.kde.org/Incubator/Projects/Falkon</a> and don't see a lot of
movement there.

Is there any way I can help you all out? As the Kubuntu Release Manager,
I'm very eager to see Falkon released in time for us to include it in our
next release, which will be a long-term support [1]. Looks like the final
feature freeze is March 1.

Do you think you will be able to get a release done by then?

updating the look of our downloads page at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/current/ etc

Reading through #ubuntu-releases I noticed that Simon has updated the
Lubuntu page, so I asked him about it.

<a href="http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/" title="http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/">http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/</a>

He said "It's a one line fix in the cdimage tooling.

Papercuts

Hi, I noticed the posts about the papercuts currently in Kubuntu, and while
I don't know if this is the appropriate place for me to share, I would like
to add.

1) KTorrent doesn't handle magnet links by default.

2) Add redshift applet (<a href="https://github.com/KDE/plasma-redshift-control" title="https://github.com/KDE/plasma-redshift-control">https://github.com/KDE/plasma-redshift-control</a>) and
redshift to the default install, but not enabled, for those still on Xorg.

3) add the virtual keyboard to sddm as well, currently it is only in
kscreenlocker

4) launching audio volume settings from the applet results in rendering
errors and thus useless.
This should probably be fixed.

5) update the plymout

Kubuntu papercuts

Howdy everyone! Valorie invited me to join this list and share my list of Kubuntu issues and papercuts, being a full-time user of 17.10.

Error after adding Kubuntu's backports Repo

Hi,

I have a question but I'm not sure if this is the appropriate channel to
report it though. I was trying to install Latte-Dock but when I added the
"ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports" repository I got a prompt for upgrading several
other packages and dependencies that in the end were not able to be
upgraded as I have a 64 bit Kubuntu OS with 32 bit libraries installed as I
needed them for Android Studio.

The Message said that the packages could not be upgraded and the previous
versions will be used instead, therefore the upgrade was cancelled and I
wasn't able to complete the installation.

new weegie

I was updating weegie and rebooted but it didn't surface, responded to
pings but not to ssh.

Since it was running vivid it was time to update it anyway. The
reason it hasn't been is I had hoped to change it to Chef setup but
turns out Chef doesn't work on ARM for no good reason and with no good
error message so i ran out of energy.

Anyway I've set up a new weegie now running trusty and copied over the
main content.

Please help test! Artful Dot One

Hello folks, you may or may not be aware that the Artful images were
withdrawn because there was a bug that would hurt some machines. The kernel
has been patched to get rid of the bugged driver now, and the images have
been re-spun as of today:

‎[13:32] ‎[Notice]‎ -queuebot to #kubuntu-devel- Builds: Kubuntu Desktop
amd64 [Artful Dot One] (20180105.2) has been added
‎[13:32] ‎[Notice]‎ -queuebot to #kubuntu-devel- Builds: Kubuntu Desktop
i386 [Artful Dot One] (20180105.2) has been added

So we need to retest, just as if this was a Release Candidate.

install debug packages with "list-symbols-packages-v2.1" sh script needs update....

install debug packages with "list-symbols-packages-v2.1" sh script needs
update.

Kubuntu papercuts

Hi all-

I've been using Kubuntu since version 8.04, through the rocky KDE 3 -> 4
transition, and through the early rough versions of Plasma 5 (though
this was *much* smoother than 3 -> 4), and I've always really enjoyed
the Kubuntu experience. My mother-in-law is using Kubuntu on her
computer: first 14.04, now 16.04, and she's had a very easy time of it,
so I think that also says a lot about the quality of KDE/Plasma as a
desktop environment.

1000 New Year's pledges for 2018 (first Bionic Beaver test rebuilds)

The first test rebuild of Bionic Beaver was started on December 21 2017 for all
architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages finished,
unseeded packages still building). The number of build time failures
unfortunately is at an all time high around a four digit number.

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compattible...

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compattible...

New Qt Discussion Channel

Hello everyone,

Since Qt is a major foundational framework for two flavors (Kubuntu and
Lubuntu Next), and soon to be Ubuntu Budgie (given where upstream
Solus/Budgie is going), I thought it was about time to create a place to
collaborate on Qt-specific packaging, transition, and bug triage work
pertaining to the Qt framework.

That place is now #ubuntu-qt on freenode and is bridged to Telegram at
<a href="https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg" title="https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg">https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg</a>

Anyone is welcome to join, but please keep in mind that it's Qt-specific
technical discussion, and *this is not the place to get support for your
favori

upgrade xenial -> bionic

Hi,

here is a little feedback. I have just upgraded my old i386 laptop from
xenial to bionic. The upgrade worked without any issues. So far
everything I have tested after the reboot works well. Even the desktop
layout was preserved.

There is just one tiny bit which I suppose will be sorted later.

My Kubuntu Developer Application

Hello everyone,

I'm officially applying to be a Kubuntu Developer.

Here's the Doodle: <a href="https://doodle.com/poll/frwa9b8uehbkdbgs" title="https://doodle.com/poll/frwa9b8uehbkdbgs">https://doodle.com/poll/frwa9b8uehbkdbgs</a>

Here's my application (which is also linked on the Doodle):
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/tsimonq2/Applications/KubuntuDeveloper" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/tsimonq2/Applications/KubuntuDeveloper">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/tsimonq2/Applications/KubuntuDeveloper</a>

I've CCed some Kubuntu Developers, and I'll finalize the poll when I
have a time where at least three can attend (although the more the
merrier!).

Thanks everyone.

My membership

Hi to everyone,
If you want tonight we can discuss about my membership.
Thanks

Andrea Del Sarto

Minutes from KCI development discussion

Thank to all who were able to attend the Developer meeting this evening to
discuss proposal for the future of the Kubuntu CI.

Background:

Considerable work has already begun to scope out and implement a new
Kubuntu Continous Integration system.

<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/">https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/</a>

It was agreed that the new tooling will be developing following UNIX
philosophy "Do one thing and do it well", the code will be developed in
Python with close adherence to Pythonic style.
Following PEP8 Python coding standards, and usng PyLint and code reviews,
so that the coding does not delivery unexpected su

Kubuntu Membership

Hi to everyone,
this is a Doodle <https://doodle.com/poll/ym37nrs9aciuna3k> for a meeting
arrangement for my Kubuntu Membership Application.
Let me know when you can talk about that.
Thanks in advance.

Andrea Del Sarto

<a href="https://doodle.com/poll/ym37nrs9aciuna3k" title="https://doodle.com/poll/ym37nrs9aciuna3k">https://doodle.com/poll/ym37nrs9aciuna3k</a>

Meeting to discuss KCI - TODAY @ 21:00 UTC

Hello All

Apologies for the late notice, it slipped my mind to announce this ealier.
Although it has been an ongoing discussion in #Kubuntu-Devel

There is a developers meeting to discuss the Kubuntu CI.

This will encompass :-

Design discussion and objectives
Review of what we have in the Wiki
Technical approach and tooling
Development Sprint planning

The overall objective is to launch us into a new development phase to build
a new KCI

Meeting will take place in our BBB conference server, Text Chat, Voice,
Video and Screenshare / Virtual Whiteboard available.

Room 1
Password: welcome

Bi

Fix for distupgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

Hi,

the release notes for 16.04 at [1] say:

Join us for Kubuntu Cafe live tonight! – 4th November – 9pm-11pm UTC

Join us for our /dev/random format online community ‘unconference’.
Hosted by our very own ‘Kubuntu Musketeers’

@Sick_Rimmit
@Ovidiuflorin
@AhoneyBun

9 pm- 11 pm UTC.

This open format show provides a huge variety including. Discussion,
Tech Guests, Tutorials, Reviews, Projects, Hacks, User guidance, Quests,
Contests.

The agenda is built on the fly, and driven by the participants.

Help test Plasma 5.8.8 LTS and Krita 3.3.1 for Kubuntu Backports!

Have you been using the Kubuntu Backports PPA on Kubuntu 16.04 LTS? Help
us test the latest release of KDE Plasma LTS and Krita 3.3.1! Our goal
is to release these updates to users on Saturday, November 4, 2017
barring any issues.

You can find the full changelog for KDE Plasma 5.8.8 LTS here[1], which
shows what fixes are included in this update.

In order to install these updates to test, you must have the Backports
PPA installed already on a Kubuntu 16.04 LTS system.

Bionic Beaver now open for development

Before heading on with Bionic Beaver, let's have a look at all the remaining
build failures in Artful Aardvark [1], which is the highest number of build
failures at the end of a release cycle we ever had. Please don't repeat that
and plan to address these build failures in time for the Bionic Beaver release
(at least for all the packages in main and in seeds).

Bionic Beaver [2] is now open for development.

Re: Can anyone try to run Kexi on Kubuntu 17.10?

On Wed, October 25, 2017 6:58 pm, Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:

Kubuntu 17.10 is released -- thank you team!

Thanks to everyone who tested this cycle, wrote blog posts and other
articles, tweeted, posted to forums, Facebook, G+, Mastodon, and other
places. So far Artful has been pretty great for me. And soon we'll
have Plasma 5.11.1 which we were unable to include in the release
because of the release date and cycle freezes. Just add backports to
get it when the bugs are ironed out.

Of course we still welcome bug reports, people stepping up to be part
of the release team, new packagers, help making our documentation and
website even more awesome, and more.

Updated 17.10 RC ISOs now available

Following on from yesterday's 1st spin of the 17.10 RC images by the
ubuntu release team, today the RC images (marked Artful Final on the QA
tracker) have been re-spun and updated.

Please update your ISOs if you downloaded previous images, and test as
before.

Please help us by testing as much as you have time for.

First spin of 17.10 RC candidate now available

Hello folks, the first Release Candidate ISO is ready. Please help us
by testing as much as you have time for. Remember, in particular we
need i386 testers, on "bare metal" rather than VMs if possible.

Kubuntu Desktop amd64 -
<a href="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158983/testcases" title="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158983/testcases">http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158983/testcases</a>

Kubuntu Desktop i386 -
<a href="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158984/testcases" title="http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158984/testcases">http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds/158984/testcases</a>

The story on the website:
<a href="https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-artful-aardvark-17-10-final-rc-images-now-available/" title="https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-artful-aardvark-17-10-final-rc-images-now-available/">https://kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-artful-aardvark-17-10-final-rc-images-n...</a>

Please spread that on whatever social media you use.

Artful font hinting problems

Hi,

Yesterday I took the plunge and (early) upgraded to Artful to discover
horrible font hinting issues. This was resolved by upgrading
libfreetype 2.8.0 to 2.8.1 from Michael Marley's PPA. This solved
normal font hinting but left bold fonts unhinted and ugly.

Then Plasma 5.11 came by and it solved hinting of the bold window
title font, but left all other bold fonts unhinted.

I'm using Ubuntu 9 for normal and Ubuntu Bold 9 for window title.

The attached picture shows current state of affairs best. Window title
font is ok, normal font is ok but bold path font is unhinted.

Kubuntu Social Media

Hi all, one of the things briefly discussed today in the BBB meeting
was our use of social media. We had a bit of a list of accounts and
who has accounts, but it was hidden in the middle of the Release
Management page.

That has now been moved to its own top-level Phabricator page at:
<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/social-media/" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/social-media/">https://phabricator.kde.org/w/kubuntu/social-media/</a>

Please fix if there is anything incorrect, and add places that we
should be informing of upcoming events, calls for testers and other
announcements.

Minutes from 'Growing our Community, and Onboarding new people' meeting

The council discussed the following

*1 - How do we reach out to the community currently ?*

ML, IRC, Ubuntu Forum, ( The Forums don't work well for Kubuntu, the
community there can be rude. Not worth investing

Social Media - need to recruit people who like it. Facebook page is pretty
awful, folks ask support but no one responds.

Testing the RC Friday or Saturday through release day

Hi folks, the release of Artful approaches on October 19th [1], next
Thursday. Between now and Saturday [2] the Release Candidate ISOs will
be spun. Please help us really test it, on "bare metal" - real
computers - if possible. VM testing is better than nothing though!

In particular, actual 32-bit machines would be very valuable to the
viability of our i386 ISOs.

KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.

Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.

Rational for those:

Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
going to get worse with time.

Minutes and Actions from Podcast Review & Planning meeting

Dear Friends

Many thanks to those that attended the Podcast Review meeting in Big Blue
Button.

We set out to address the following agenda items

1 - Review current status
2 - What do we want the show to be ?
3 - What do we need to put in place ? - i.e Action list
4 - Post Production support n Publishing
5 - AOB

Minutes

1 - Current Status

Looking back at last year, we see that we have circa 500 views per show,
which is rather poor!
For example the traction of "Quids Up" Channel which has a 17.04 Kubuntu
video
31K views.

Meeting to discuss Podcast - Mon 9th Oct 19:00 UTC

Good evening friends

Aaron, Ovi and Rick will be meeting in the BBB Conference Server to discuss
the Podcast.

There is a Task with Agenda details in our Phabricator

<a href="https://phabricator.kde.org/T7144" title="https://phabricator.kde.org/T7144">https://phabricator.kde.org/T7144</a>

We'd welcome you're comments, and input. Further more if you are able
please do join the meeting via you preferred medium ( Audio, Video, Chat )

We're really excited and looking forward to planning the next phase

Best Wishes
Rick Timmis

Linode sponsorship

Hi folks,

Last night we had a hiccup with one of the Kubuntu Continuous Integration
(KCI) slaves (linode-01), which reminded me to mention this.

With all the excitement surrounding the Kubuntu Council elections and
getting ready to release Kubuntu 17.10, we seem to have overlooked the fact
the server used for packaging work and also KCI provided by Linode has
actually expired (We received sponsorship via Aaron Honeycutt).

To avail of this sponsorship, someone had to provide credit card details in
order to setup an account.

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