🌅 Eoan is open for development 👷

Eoan is open for development, whilst we still wait for the animal portion of the name. Here are some transition plans for this cycle:

:hammer_and_wrench: gcc-9 as the default gcc.

:books: glibc 2.30 when it becomes available in August or later.

:snake: python3.7 as default and supported, with python3.8 as simply available in the archive. As the 3.8 final is too close for the 19.10 release. The plan however is to have python3.8 as the default and supported in 20.04 LTS.

Speaking of python2 :older_woman: hopefully, it can be demoted from Main to Universe this cycle. We are currently left with deja-dup/duplicity (port completed upstream), heartbeat (pacemaker v2 stack doesn’t need it), mailman3 is getting promoted to main this cycle, and OpenStack Swift. I am not sure where the latest status is on OpenStack Swift, but hopefully, we can get Swift to move to python3 this cycle.

Also hoping to switch default/only implementation of bzr to the python3 port breezy :wind_face:.

:japanese_castle: icu transition to 64.2 or newer. And we also need to backport support for the new Japanese era Reiwa (令和) into stable releases. Not sure how that will be done yet.

⬣ boost transition to 1.70 or newer. Mostly to get better compiler support.

:tea: OpenJDK 11 as default, with 8 & 13 available.

:chipmunk: golang updated to 1.12.

:cd: on installer front, we are aiming to bring the new server installer for all 64-bit architectures: s390x, ppc64el and arm64. Also a slight change on x86 platform is to use :penguin: vmlinuz & initrd symlinks in /boot, rather than in /.

Please note that :fish_cake: Debian is :ice_cream: frozen, thus there shouldn’t be too big of a flood of updates/merges initially… But there might be a lot of things landing if Debian releases in the next 6 months. And it’s time to start thinking about landing things for the next LTS release, as you might want to get stuff in this cycle, for things to be polished in time for 20.04 LTS!


Please, pretty please, I have one request: please move non-latin font dependencies from *-desktop packages to relevant locales, where they belong.
Each time I install any version and derivative of Ubuntu (and I do that a lot, due to my job), I spend quite a time removing surplus fonts for languages I didn’t know even existed, spare I didn’t know they have special, dedicated fonts… This pulls whole groups of fonts, each with many variants, and all this heavily pollutes and slows down all font selection widgets. Please, please, please!


Could this be due to this bug?


I thought we fixed it, and e.g. installing Disco one should only have language-pack (translations, input methods, dictionaries, fonts, …) for the language they selected (ie. German).

Which releases can you reproduce this on?

No, installed lang-packs are as expected (however I still don’t understand preference of substractive install everything, prune unnecessary over additive install minimal, add necessary as to langpacks). On a freshly-installed Ubuntu Disco from official ISO, with Polish lang-pack selected on install:

# aptitude search '~i~nlanguage-'
i   language-pack-en                                          - translation updates for language English                            
i   language-pack-en-base                                     - translations for language English                                   
i   language-pack-gnome-en                                    - GNOME translation updates for language English                      
i   language-pack-gnome-en-base                               - GNOME translations for language English                             
i   language-pack-gnome-pl                                    - GNOME translation updates for language Polish                       
i A language-pack-gnome-pl-base                               - GNOME translations for language Polish                              
i   language-pack-pl                                          - translation updates for language Polish                             
i A language-pack-pl-base                                     - translations for language Polish                                    
i A language-selector-common                                  - Language selector for Ubuntu                                        
i A language-selector-gnome                                   - Language selector for Ubuntu                                        

The core of annoyance I mentioned is rather due to:

$> LANG=en_US apt-cache depends ubuntu-desktop
Recommends: fonts-indic
Recommends: fonts-kacst-one
Recommends: fonts-khmeros-core
Recommends: fonts-lao
Recommends: fonts-lklug-sinhala
Recommends: fonts-noto-cjk
Recommends: fonts-noto-color-emoji
Recommends: fonts-sil-abyssinica
Recommends: fonts-sil-padauk
Recommends: fonts-thai-tlwg
Recommends: fonts-tibetan-machine

which results in this (due to treating recommends as dependencies, at least during system install):

# aptitude search '~i~nfonts-'
i A fonts-beng                                                - Metapackage to install Bengali and Assamese fonts                   
i A fonts-beng-extra                                          - TrueType fonts for Bengali language                                 
i A fonts-dejavu-core                                         - Czcionki pochodzące z rodziny Vera z dodatkowymi znakami            
i A fonts-deva                                                - Meta package to install all Devanagari fonts                        
i A fonts-deva-extra                                          - Free fonts for Devanagari script                                    
i A fonts-droid-fallback                                      - handheld device font with extensive style and language support (fall
i A fonts-freefont-ttf                                        - Czcionki TrueType: Serif, Sans i Mono z zestawu Freefont            
i A fonts-gargi                                               - OpenType Devanagari font                                            
i A fonts-gubbi                                               - Gubbi free font for Kannada script                                  
i A fonts-gujr                                                - Meta package to install all Gujarati fonts                          
i A fonts-gujr-extra                                          - Free fonts for Gujarati script                                      
i A fonts-guru                                                - Meta package to install all Punjabi fonts                           
i A fonts-guru-extra                                          - Free fonts for Punjabi language                                     
i   fonts-indic                                               - Meta package to install all Indian language fonts                   
i A fonts-kacst                                               - KACST free TrueType Arabic fonts                                    
i A fonts-kacst-one                                           - TrueType font designed for Arabic language                          
i A fonts-kalapi                                              - Kalapi Gujarati Unicode font                                        
i A fonts-khmeros-core                                        - KhmerOS Unicode fonts for the Khmer language of Cambodia            
i A fonts-knda                                                - Meta package for Kannada fonts                                      
i A fonts-lao                                                 - TrueType font for Lao language                                      
i A fonts-liberation                                          - Fonty o tych samych wymiarach jak Times, Arial i Courier            
i A fonts-liberation2                                         - Fonts with the same metrics as Times, Arial and Courier (v2)        
i A fonts-lklug-sinhala                                       - Unicode Sinhala font by Lanka Linux User Group                      
i A fonts-lohit-beng-assamese                                 - Lohit TrueType font for Assamese Language                           
i A fonts-lohit-beng-bengali                                  - Lohit TrueType font for Bengali Language                            
i A fonts-lohit-deva                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Devanagari script                           
i A fonts-lohit-gujr                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Gujarati Language                           
i A fonts-lohit-guru                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Punjabi Language                            
i A fonts-lohit-knda                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Kannada Language                            
i A fonts-lohit-mlym                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Malayalam Language                          
i A fonts-lohit-orya                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Oriya Language                              
i A fonts-lohit-taml                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Tamil Language                              
i A fonts-lohit-taml-classical                                - Lohit Tamil TrueType fonts for Tamil script                         
i A fonts-lohit-telu                                          - Lohit TrueType font for Telugu Language                             
i A fonts-mlym                                                - Meta package to install all Malayalam fonts                         
i A fonts-nakula                                              - Free Unicode compliant Devanagari font                              
i A fonts-navilu                                              - Handwriting font for Kannada                                        
i A fonts-noto-cjk                                            - "No Tofu" font families with large Unicode coverage (CJK regular and
i A fonts-noto-color-emoji                                    - color emoji font from Google                                        
i A fonts-noto-mono                                           - "No Tofu" monospaced font family with large Unicode coverage        
i A fonts-opensymbol                                          - Font OpenSymbol w formacie TrueType                                 
i A fonts-orya                                                - Meta package to install all Oriya fonts                             
i A fonts-orya-extra                                          - Free fonts for Oriya script                                         
i A fonts-pagul                                               - Free TrueType font for the Sourashtra language                      
i A fonts-sahadeva                                            - Free Unicode compliant Devanagari font                              
i A fonts-samyak-deva                                         - Samyak TrueType font for Devanagari script                          
i A fonts-samyak-gujr                                         - Samyak TrueType font for Gujarati language                          
i A fonts-samyak-mlym                                         - Samyak TrueType font for Malayalam language                         
i A fonts-samyak-taml                                         - Samyak TrueType font for Tamil language                             
i A fonts-sarai                                               - truetype font for devanagari script                                 
i A fonts-sil-abyssinica                                      - smart Unicode font for Ethiopian and Erythrean scripts (Amharic et a
i A fonts-sil-padauk                                          - Burmese Unicode 6 truetype font with OT and Graphite support        
i A fonts-smc                                                 - Metapackage for various TrueType fonts for Malayalam Language       
i A fonts-smc-anjalioldlipi                                   - AnjaliOldLipi malayalam font                                        
i A fonts-smc-chilanka                                        - Chilanka malayalam font                                             
i A fonts-smc-dyuthi                                          - Dyuthi malayalam font                                               
i A fonts-smc-karumbi                                         - Karumbi malayalam font                                              
i A fonts-smc-keraleeyam                                      - Keraleeyam malayalam font                                           
i A fonts-smc-manjari                                         - Manjari malayalam font                                              
i A fonts-smc-meera                                           - Meera malayalam font                                                
i A fonts-smc-rachana                                         - Rachana malayalam font                                              
i A fonts-smc-raghumalayalamsans                              - RaghuMalayalamSans malayalam font                                   
i A fonts-smc-suruma                                          - Suruma malayalam font                                               
i A fonts-smc-uroob                                           - Uroob malayalam font                                                
i A fonts-taml                                                - Meta package to install all Tamil fonts                             
i A fonts-telu                                                - Meta package to install all Telugu fonts                            
i A fonts-telu-extra                                          - Free fonts for Telugu script                                        
i A fonts-thai-tlwg                                           - Thai fonts maintained by TLWG (metapackage)                         
i A fonts-tibetan-machine                                     - font for Tibetan, Dzongkha and Ladakhi (OpenType Unicode)           
i A fonts-tlwg-garuda                                         - Thai Garuda font (dependency package)                               
i A fonts-tlwg-garuda-ttf                                     - Thai Garuda TrueType font                                           
i A fonts-tlwg-kinnari                                        - Thai Kinnari font (dependency package)                              
i A fonts-tlwg-kinnari-ttf                                    - Thai Kinnari TrueType font                                          
i A fonts-tlwg-laksaman                                       - Thai Laksaman font (dependency package)                             
i A fonts-tlwg-laksaman-ttf                                   - Thai Laksaman TrueType font                                         
i A fonts-tlwg-loma                                           - Thai Loma font (dependency package)                                 
i A fonts-tlwg-loma-ttf                                       - Thai Loma TrueType font                                             
i A fonts-tlwg-mono                                           - Thai TlwgMono font (dependency package)                             
i A fonts-tlwg-mono-ttf                                       - Thai TlwgMono TrueType font                                         
i A fonts-tlwg-norasi                                         - Thai Norasi font (dependency package)                               
i A fonts-tlwg-norasi-ttf                                     - Thai Norasi TrueType font                                           
i A fonts-tlwg-purisa                                         - Thai Purisa font (dependency package)                               
i A fonts-tlwg-purisa-ttf                                     - Thai Purisa TrueType font                                           
i A fonts-tlwg-sawasdee                                       - Thai Sawasdee font (dependency package)                             
i A fonts-tlwg-sawasdee-ttf                                   - Thai Sawasdee TrueType font                                         
i A fonts-tlwg-typewriter                                     - Thai TlwgTypewriter font (dependency package)                       
i A fonts-tlwg-typewriter-ttf                                 - Thai TlwgTypewriter TrueType font                                   
i A fonts-tlwg-typist                                         - Thai TlwgTypist font (dependency package)                           
i A fonts-tlwg-typist-ttf                                     - Thai TlwgTypist TrueType font                                       
i A fonts-tlwg-typo                                           - Thai TlwgTypo font (dependency package)                             
i A fonts-tlwg-typo-ttf                                       - Thai TlwgTypo TrueType font                                         
i A fonts-tlwg-umpush                                         - Thai Umpush font (dependency package)                               
i A fonts-tlwg-umpush-ttf                                     - Thai Umpush TrueType font                                           
i A fonts-tlwg-waree                                          - Thai Waree font (dependency package)                                
i A fonts-tlwg-waree-ttf                                      - Thai Waree TrueType font                                            
i A fonts-ubuntu                                              - sans-serif font set from Ubuntu                                     
i A fonts-yrsa-rasa                                           - Open-source, libre fonts for Latin + Gujarati                       
i A xfonts-base                                               - standard fonts for X                                                
i A xfonts-encodings                                          - Kodowanie czcionek z X.Org                                          
i A xfonts-scalable                                           - scalable fonts for X                                                
i A xfonts-utils                                              - Narzędzia do zarządzania czcionkami w X-ach                         

Again, fresh install, Polish locale, just added aptitude to filter installed packages.