Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 794

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 794 for the week of June 25 - July 1, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Netplan 0.106.1 release
  • June 27 Update: LoCo council and loco teams resurrection
  • Loco team verification/reverification process
  • Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - July 28, 2023
  • Request for testing: Chromium moving from core20 to core22
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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!

General Community News

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142195 (+26)
  • Critical: 316 (+4)
  • Unconfirmed: 71358 (-47)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: BugSquad - Ubuntu Wiki


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/1082)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/112)
  • French: 80.74% (61275/7223)
  • Spanish: 80.15% (63164/4672)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1126)

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 Hub

Netplan 0.106.1 release

Danilo Gondolfo announces the release of Netplan 0.106.1 which is available for Ubuntu mantic or Debian testing (trixie). A list of what is new is provided, tutorial links on using it, plus noted bug fixes, and the changelog is provided.

June 27 Update: LoCo council and loco teams resurrection

Aaron Prisk adds a post on an existing thread giving a 27 June update with details of what’s been done, what the next steps are, and a view that it “may be beneficial to setup some regular meetings to discuss the LoCo revitalization efforts”.

Loco team verification/reverification process

Bhavanishankar Ravindra documents the process by which Local Communities can be verified, or reverified.

Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - July 28, 2023

Aaron Prisk gives us details of the 28 July 2023 Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba. Beyond the date, time, and where the Indaba will be streamed, we’re told of a new Indaba format which will include a pre-recorded interview. Due to pre-recording, any questions to be asked of the guest will be needed earlier. The guest for this Indaba will be Liam Dawe; creator and Editor of Gaming on Linux.

Request for testing: Chromium moving from core20 to core22

Nathan Teodosio tells us that all Chromium channels now use core22, except the current stable channel. This post requests users test the latest/candidate channel to help ensure no regressions exist that weren’t detected with already performed automated and manual testing. Instructions are provided on how to switch snap channels for chromium, or revert back if desired.

Other Community News

Snapcraft.io reloaded: check out the new look and feel

Holly Hall writes to make us aware of the refresh/updates/optimizations of snapcraft.io store. User input is welcomed via a survey link. Further encouragement is fostered with the request for all users to fill out the survey; “All feedback is welcome and will be reviewed in detail.”


More details:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Linux 6.4 debuts after literally unremarkable development push

Simon Sharwood writes that the Linux kernel 6.4 has been released, giving us a list of the “notable items” and more.


Further reading:
*Linux Kernel 6.4 Released with Interesting Mix of Changes - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2023/06/linux-kernel-6-4-features

Kubuntu shows off how reliable and user-friendly KDE Plasma really is

Jack Wallen firstly writes about KDE Plasma, and why he has elected to use GNOME or an “adjacent” desktop. We’re then told KDE Plasma is an “outstanding option”, and why Kubuntu is one of the best ways to experience KDE Plasma. We’re introduced into what we’ll find on a Kubuntu install, and given some screenshots. Jack relates that it’s not just for new users, though some issues were experienced.


5 Reasons Why Ubuntu Cinnamon Is Better Than Other Ubuntu Flavors

Bertel King explores the Ubuntu Cinnamon flavor of Ubuntu. We’re given some screenshots, and told of his five reasons why it may be “better than other flavors”. Bertel makes some comparisons to contrast why you might choose Ubuntu Cinnamon over other flavors. In particular he cites a couple of the pros of Ubuntu Cinnamon to Linux Mint.


Try out Ubuntu’s new snap based desktop

Derrick Diener talks about the coming new “all snap” Ubuntu Desktop version that is expected to be released in 2024. This post provides us with a few screenshots, gives us a few details, but primarily discusses how we can download and give it a try.


What’s The Difference Between Ubuntu Desktop, And Ubuntu Server?

Rishabh Shandilya discusses the differences between Ubuntu Desktop, and Ubuntu Server.


Ubuntu 22.10 EOL Is Coming Soon

In this short post, Jack Wallen reminds us Ubuntu 22.10 reaches its end of life on 20 July 2023. We’re told users will have to upgrade to Ubuntu 23.04, or ‘migrate’ to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. A few of the items we’ll discover in Ubuntu 23.04 Desktop are provided, or a link to download Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop.


In the Blogosphere

Linux 6.5 Features Expected: Parallel CPU Bring-Up, Intel Shadow Stack, MIDI 2.0 & More

Michael Larabel writes about some of what we expect to see when the Linux 6.5 kernel is released, based on some of the early pull requests submitted.


Additional speculation for 6.5’s development:

NVK Open-Source NVIDIA Vulkan Driver Progresses On Running Some Games

Michael Larabel tells us that Faith Ekstrand “published a blog post outlining recent efforts around NVK” or the open-source Vulkan driver. This post outlines some highlights of Ekstrand’s post, as well as links to the full blog.


Another view:

Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Kernel Security Updates to Fix 3 Vulnerabilities

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical releasing updated Linux kernels “for all supported Ubuntu releases that address up to three security vulnerabilities”. We’re given details of the Linux releases and the kernels impacted by various flaws. As well, details of the flaws and impact if left unpatched is noted, who discovered the flaw is provided, with links for more details of the CVE and the kernel versions that contain the fixes. We’re urged to upgrade our systems asap & reboot our systems.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 201

“This week we look at the top 25 most dangerous vulnerability types, as well as the announcement of the program for LSS EU, and we cover security updates for Bind, the Linux kernel, CUPS, etcd and more. 36 unique CVEs addressed.”


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 253 - E253 Galifão d’Água

“O Tiago saltou de páraquedas, porque fazia muito calor dentro do avião e as ventoínhas estavam do lado de fora. O Diogo, apesar de se sentir abandonado, trouxe boas notícias sobre pc’s refrigerados a água fresquinha, comprativas inesperadas, manigâncias de Ubuntu Core, Ubucons ajudadas pelo Hugo, entrevistas com altas figuras papais, polémicas várias com desinformação a rodos e o Miguel esteve armado em chato galicista.”


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, July 4, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • High-Performance Computing Team: Wed, July 5, 16:30 - https://meet.jit.si/Ubuntu-HPC
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, July 6, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, July 6, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, July 6, 10pm – 11pm
  • Akademy 2023: 15th - 21st July - https://akademy-dev.kde.org/2023/

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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