Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 790

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 790 for the week of May 28 - June 3, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Join the Ubuntu crew at GUADEC 2023
  • Ubuntu Core as an immutable Linux Desktop base
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142115 (0)
  • Critical: 314 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71371 (+16)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translations

  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/1043)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/124)
  • French: 80.74% (61281/7153)
  • Spanish: 80.15% (63164/4479)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1110)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world: https://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Join the Ubuntu crew at GUADEC 2023

Mauro Gaspari reminds us that GUADEC “is the GNOME community’s yearly event”, what happens there and that it’s in Riga, Latvia from 26-31 July 2023. We are given some history, including that Canonical is a supporter of the GNOME Project and GUADEC (a gold sponsor this year). We’re given details of some Ubuntu team members who will be speaking (with links for more details) and told of the Ubuntu booth (with link to the discourse thread seeking volunteers).

Ubuntu Core as an immutable Linux Desktop base

Media hoopla as Canonical produces an additional flavor:

Other Community News

Ubuntu Kylin is a beautiful Linux operating system optimized for Chinese users

Jack Wallen in writing about Ubuntu Kylin provides us a list of apps that are included by default. We’re told it includes a unique app store geared for Chinese users; thus Jack resorted to installing some wanted apps from the terminal. Jack notes that whilst Ubuntu Kylin is optimized for Chinese users, it was easy to switch to English at install (telling us how), though he notes some ‘bits’ still remained in Chinese. Finally a discussion is given on why you’d want to use Ubuntu Kylin.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ubuntu-kylin-is-a-beautiful-operating-system-with-some-intriguing-features/

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

XFS Metadata Corruption On Linux 6.3 Tracked Down To One Missing One-Line Patch

Michael Larabel reminds us of the metadata corruption reports when XFS is used with the Linux 6.3 kernel, now adding that the cause has been tracked down to “one missing patch” that caused “one line of code being deleted”. We’re given details, and told patches are coming to Fedora and other systems using the 6.3 kernel.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/XFS-Patch-For-Linux-6.3

Linux Lands Fix For Potentially Bogus Number Of Intel Hybrid CPU HT Siblings

Michael Larabel reminds us of a recent kernel patch that fixes some Intel Hybrid CPU SMP/HT reporting issues that has been picked up in the Linux 6.4-rc4 kernel. We’re provided a quote from Thomas Gleixner with the patch, and told it will be backported to the stable kernel series too. Links are provided.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-Fixes-Bogus-HT-Siblings

Ubuntu Plans to Switch CUPS Printing Stack to Snap

Joey Sneddon informs us that Ubuntu 23.10 is “aiming to ship the CUPS printing stack as a snap package”. With a quote from Canonical’s Till Kamppeter (also lead of the OpenPrinting Project), we’re provided numerous links for more details.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/05/cups-snap-ubuntu-23-10

Linux 6.3.5 Released With XFS Metadata Corruption Fix

Michael Larabel reports the release of Linux 6.3.5 kernel, along with updated 5.15, 5.4, 4.9 and 4.4 stable kernel series that include the XFS Metadata fixes. We’re also told of some other fixes being included; with links if we require more details.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.3.5-Released

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Transitions to Extended Security Maintenance

Marius Nestor reports that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) has “officially transitioned to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM)”. In reminding us of its initial release, we’re also given some details of ESM and Ubuntu Pro subscriptions, or upgrade our 18.04 systems asap with links on available upgrades.

https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-18-04-lts-bionic-beaver-transitions-to-extended-security-maintenance

GNOME 44.2 Released with Fixes for GNOME Software, Nautilus, and More

Marius Nestor writes about the release of GNOME 44.2 with “another layer of bug fixes and improvements”. We’re given some details of the fixes for a number of the included apps (nautilus, epiphany, GNOME control center, GNOME maps, and more) with a link to the release announcement if needed too.

https://9to5linux.com/gnome-44-2-released-with-fixes-for-gnome-software-nautilus-and-more

Ubuntu Now Runs on AMD-Xilinx Versal Adaptive SoC Evaluation Kits

Marius Nestor tells us that Canonical has announced Ubuntu Linux will now run on AMD-Xilinx Versal AI Core Series VCK190 kits. We’re told what these Versal VCK190 kits are, and given some details of what is in them, before being told they’ll now run Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop as a “Developer Preview” system. We’re given reasons for the Preview mode, and told they shouldn’t be used for production yet, and given a link to the known issues that are still being worked on.

https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-now-runs-on-amd-xilinx-versal-adaptive-soc-evaluation-kits

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 197

“The venerable Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release has transitioned into ESM, plus we look at Till Kamppeter’s excellent guide on how to set up your GitHub projects to receive private vulnerability reports, and we cover the week in security updates including PostgreSQL, Jhead, the Linux kernel, Linux PTP, snapd and a whole lot more.”

https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-197/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 249 - Salame Yellow

“O Diogo está finalmente de regresso da sua holiday trip, com renovado vigor para um rebranding do franchising! Temos histórias inenarráveis, emaranhados de cabos e PDF e actividades possivelmente ilegais. O Fairphone 4 com Ubuntu foi posto à prova…será que passa o teste? De caminho ficámos a saber que há caixas amarelas para montar, aprendemos a arte do salpicão à Italiana e não dissemos mal da Vodafone.”

https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/e249/

Late Night Linux: Episode 231

“What we’re excited about in the Linux and FOSS world, what we’re worried about, and what we can do about it. From the upcoming Plasma release to getting more young people involved. Plus what a long-standing bug with Snaps shows us about the open source ecosystem.”

https://latenightlinux.com/late-night-linux-episode-231/

Linux Action News 295

“How the recent XFS bug was squashed, insights into why Microsoft built their own Linux from scratch, and recent attacks on Archive.org.”

https://linuxactionnews.com/295

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit: https://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

31 May transitioned to Extended Security Maintenance

Standard Support ended: May 31, 2023

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 22.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2023

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: January 2024

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