Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 815

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 815 for the week of November 19 - 25, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubuntu Meetup/Workshop in Africa - A Resounding Success!
  • UbuCon Asia 2023 & Ubuntu Summit 2023 Recap Seminar
  • Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest Review
  • Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest in Busan is successfully completed!
  • LoCo Events
  • 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, 23.04 and 23.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 143407 (+156)
  • Critical: 316 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72254 (+85)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.37% (40173/1032)
  • German: 86.47% (43050/100)
  • French: 82.33% (56232/7160)
  • Spanish: 80.22% (62942/4970)
  • Swedish: 77.55% (71426/942)

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

Ubuntu Meetup/Workshop in Africa - A Resounding Success!

Bright Adams reports the Ubuntu Meetup/Workshop in Africa was a “grand success”. We’re reminded it was held in Uyo, Nigeria on 18 November 2023. In briefly telling about the event, we are shown numerous photographs. A thank you is given to everyone who attended and contributed to the event.


UbuCon Asia 2023 & Ubuntu Summit 2023 Recap Seminar

Youngbin Han writes in Korean reminding us of UbuCon Asia 2023 and Ubuntu Summit 2023 events. Youngbin asks those who attended to share their experiences for those who’d like to hear them, with the events held in early October and early November of this year, respectively.


Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest Review

Sangkon Han excitedly gives us in Korean, a review of the Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest. Photographs are provided.


Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest in Busan is successfully completed!

Yeonguk Choo gives this review in English, on the Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest. Photographs are provided with thanks to all participants, and the OpenUP of the Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA).


LoCo Events

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

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the respective LoCo Team calendar to browse upcoming events.

Please see:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu Budgie switches its approach to Wayland

Liam Proven refreshes us on prior Xorg to Wayland changes, especially regarding Budgie. We’re then told Liam met with Ubuntu Budgie’s David “Fossfreedom” Mohammed and Sam Lane which led to this report. We’re reminded of the prior Enlightenment direction, which has now been replaced by a Xfce or a libxfce4windowing ‘bridge’ between Wayland and X11; which is the new direction.


In the Blogosphere

Open-Source Graphics DevRoom Returning For FOSDEM 2024

Michael Larabel tells us “Luc Verhaegen has announced the return of the Graphics DevRoom for FOSDEM 2024”. We’re reminded what the Graphics DevRoom is, and given a link to the ‘call for presentations’, as well Michael remarks on how good an event FOSDEM 2024 will be.


GNOME Shell 45.1 Update Arrives in Ubuntu 23.10

Joey Sneddon reminds us of the recent GNOME Shell 45.1 update, which has started rolling out to users of Ubuntu 23.10. A link to the upstream changelog is provided, along with a list of key fixes, and a GIF highlighting a fix. Joey tells us this new update has allowed Ubuntu developers to drop two patches, with the fixes now existing in upstream GNOME.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ask Noah: Show 364

“This week Simon Quigley, the release manager for Lubuntu joins Ask Noah to talk about the 24.04 release! We give you some gift ideas for the geek in your life, and of course we answers your questions.”


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 274 - No Cinzelar é que está o Delapidado

“Este episódio é dedicado às artes e ao tripé que as sustenta: a Ética, a Técnica e a Estética. O Diogo fez parte de um painel. Qual painel? Um painel de São Vicente, imortalizado em arte renascentista? - não; um painel sobre tecnologias. Quais tecnologias? Pois…ouçam para saber e ficarem escandalizados com podcasts feitos com IA. Além disso, neste episódio podem louvar as auditorias supimpas ao Home Assistant, dizer mal da Mazda e pasmarem-se com o delapidar e cinzelar sublime de Ubuntu Containers, qual estátua de David esculpida de um rude bloco de mármore para atingir a perfeição. E que dizer da dieta do novo Kernel de Ubuntu, altius, citius, fortius? Arte! Pura Arte!”


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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

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, 23.04 and 23.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Life: January 2024

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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