Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 793

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 793 for the week of June 18 - 24, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Lagos LoCo Nigeria
  • LoCo Events
  • SRU Cycle 2023.06.12 has started
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142169 (+2)
  • Critical: 312 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71405 (-15)

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% (40423/1085)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/100)
  • French: 80.74% (61280/7209)
  • Spanish: 80.15% (63164/4649)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1107)

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 News

Lagos LoCo Nigeria

Pedro Cruz writes about “a bunch of folks” working to setup a LoCo in Lagos Nigeria. A link is provided for you to “take part” and allow you to be contacted easily. Mention is also made of the recent Open Source Festival, and some yummy Nigerian food.

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 Hub

SRU Cycle 2023.06.12 has started

Kleber Souza tells us the “current cycle will see only a very limited number of updated kernels”. We’re given some details of what this means, and provided a list of proposed kernels, and the team schedule for the coming weeks (or cycle).

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 6 Has Reached The Point Of Being “Fairly Livable”

Michael Larabel reports on KDE developer Nate Graham’s update on the “state of affairs for KDE Plasma 6”. We’re told firstly that Plasma 6 is “fairly livable”, with a request for power users & enthusiasts to give it a try. A large quote from Nate’s blog, plus a link to the blog itself are provided.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/KDE-Plasma-6-Fairly-Livable

Ubuntu 22.04 Fixes Window Snapping Memory Bug

Joey Sneddon writes about some bug fixes that will be welcomed by users who use window snapping features on their systems. We’re told the fixes are coming via mutter 42.9 update, currently in jammy-proposed. Next we’re told quarter-tiling will exist ‘out of the box’ on Ubuntu 23.10, with some other experiences given by Joey.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/06/ubuntu-22-04-window-snapping-memory-bug

KDE Plasma 5.27.6 Is Out to Improve Plasma Wayland Session, Support for Flatpak Apps

Marius Nestor reports on the KDE Project releasing KDE Plasma 5.27.6 with fixes and improvements. We’re told of some of these fixes/improvements, and given numerous links which include of course the full changelog.

https://9to5linux.com/kde-plasma-5-27-6-is-out-to-improve-plasma-wayland-session-support-for-flatpak-apps

Opera One, an AI-infused Web Browser, Hits Linux

Joey Sneddon writes that Opera has “hit version 100”, with a name change to “Opera One” (at least that’s what he thinks has happened we’re told) - with artificial intelligence (AI) integration . Along with a link to the official press release, screenshots, and some details found in the release, we are told that whilst it looks “flashy” on macOS or Windows, on Ubuntu Joey felt it looked “out of place”, though “nicer in dark mode”. Links are included if you want to download (via Snap Store, Flathub & more).

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/06/opera-one-ai-browser-linux

Linux 6.3.9 Released With Fix For Nasty Nouveau Issue

Michael Larabel alerts us to the release of Linux 6.3.9 which contains some ‘nouveau’ kernel module fixes. We’re told of the flaw, the recent discovery of the issue and fix in the 6.4-rc7. The fix has now been backported into the 6.3.9 kernel. Michael makes mention of other updated LTS kernels released.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.3.9-Released

Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 6.3

Marius Nestor tells us that Ubuntu 23.10 is now using the 6.3 Linux kernel. Some discussion on kernels (including for 23.04) is given, which includes the soon to be released 6.4, and 6.5 kernels due out later this year. We’re told Ubuntu 23.10 is expected to be released with either 6.4 or 6.5 but we’ll have to wait and see. If we want to test out Ubuntu 23.10 now though we can; links are provided for current dailies.

https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-23-10-mantic-minotaur-is-now-powered-by-linux-kernel-6-3

Want to Try Ubuntu’s All-Snap Desktop? Here’s How

Joey Sneddon writes about the Ubuntu Core Desktop system, which is a coming “all-snap” desktop system expected to be released next year. We’re given a link to the GitHub page, where we’re told we can download a zip file which will give a compressed image we can run. In giving details of the source (ex-Canonicaler Jorge Castro), some details are provided by Jorge, including some screenshots. We’re told we can try it now too.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/06/try-ubuntu-snap-desktop

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 200

“For our 200th episode, we discuss the impact of Red Hat’s decision to stop publicly releasing the RHEL source code, plus we cover security updates for libX11, GNU SASL, QEMU, VLC, pngcheck, the Linux kernel and a whole lot more.”

https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-200/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 252 -A tua tecnologia, as tuas regras

“Mais um episódio em que voltámos ao tema de criarmos as nossas redes privadas, de Router Freedom e outros aspectos da neutralidade da rede, mas claro que há aventuras com automação da casa com Home Asssistant, fornecedores de serviços que nos desiludem, uma enorme agenda de eventos e ainda falámos do Lomiri Plus.”

https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/e252/

Tech Over Tea: Episode 173 - Chatting Ubuntu Linux & Snaps | Popey

“A few years back he used to work at Canonical, nowadays he’s moved on to new ventures today we talk to the legendary Alan Pope or more commonly just called Popey. He’s here to talk about his experience at Canonical, Ubuntu and of course snaps.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KxHbDyAi-g

Destination Linux: Episode 328 - openSUSE Leap 15.5 Review, Steam Deck & more!

“This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we discuss OpenSuse Leap 15.5 and then we discuss small business getting some love from Canonical.”

https://tuxdigital.com/podcasts/destination-linux/dl-328/

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 26, 4pm – 5pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, June 27, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 27, 7pm – 8pm
  • High-Performance Computing Team: Wed, June 28, 16:30 - https://meet.jit.si/Ubuntu-HPC
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, June 29, 3pm – 4pm

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

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

Security Updates

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 20, 2023

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: January 2024

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