Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 819

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 819 for the week of December 17 - 23, 2023.

Merry Christmas

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Korean LoCo to elect Junsang Moon as representative for next 2 years term (2023. 12. 20. ~ 2025. 12. 19.)
  • Ubuntu LoCo Council elections are open!
  • LoCo Events
  • 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 20.04, 22.04, 23.04 and 23.10
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 143611 (+97)
  • Critical: 317 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72426 (+51)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38138/1227)
  • German: 86.47% (43048/203)
  • French: 82.33% (56221/7439)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62907/5098)
  • Swedish: 77.56% (71393/1147)

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

Korean LoCo to elect Junsang Moon as representative for next 2 years term (2023. 12. 20. ~ 2025. 12. 19.)

Youngbin Han, on behalf of the Korean LoCo, reports Junsang Moon as the new representative of the Ubuntu Korean Community. We are provided details of the election, and details about Junsang, including links (many are in Korean).


Ubuntu LoCo Council elections are open!

Merlijn Sebrechts tells us the Ubuntu Loco Council elections are now on. We’re given some details on this election, including votes need to be made by 8 January 2024. Merlijn leaves contact details should issues be encountered.


LoCo Events

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

Please see:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

LibreOffice 24.2: Best New Features

Arindam reminds us that LibreOffice 24.2 is currently in beta and points out the change of versioning scheme used by LibreOffice. In this post Arindam writes about best new features found in the 24.2 release, which includes some screenshots with some showing the ‘before’ and ‘now’ differences. We’re told how we can test this beta, with a link to download. Arindam closes saying this is a “moderate” release that fixes many bugs.


KDE Plasma 6 Beta 2 Released For Testing

Michael Larabel writes about the second beta of KDE Plasma 6.0 desktop; now available for testing, along with KDE Gear applications, and KDE Frameworks 6.0. We’re given some details, and reminded the final release is due late February 2024. Links are provided.


GRUB 2.12 Bootloader Brings SDL2 Support, Boot Loader Interface

Michael Larabel writes about Grub 2.12 which is the new stable version. Many of the grub fixes that have landed over the last 2.5 years are mentioned, which makes the Grub 2.12 “a big release”. Most distros will update, whereas Ubuntu 23.10 already runs the 2.12 release candidate.


GUADEC 2024 Conference Will Be Held in Denver for the GNOME 46 Desktop

Marius Nestor informs us that the GUADEC 2024 Conference will be held in Denver Colorodo 19 - 24 July, 2024. In the many details we’re reminded what GUADEC is, that Denver is the codename for GNOME 47, and that the alpha release of GNOME 46 will land in January 2024.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 278 - Por Quem os Sinos Dobram

‘Os sinos tocam a rebate; o podcast está prestes a perder os patrocínios e a ter resultados negativos no final do trimestre. Os accionistas atiram-se do campanário da igreja em desespero - os anfitriões riem, encharcados em Kubernetes antidepressivos e a flutuarem nas nuvens. Já dizia a nossa avó: “em casa onde não há patrocínio, todos ralham e praticam lenocínio”. No meio desta rebaldaria, o Diogo foi gabar-se no Linkedin e empinocar-se com rímel nas pestanas do Firefox; vimos como o Webber resolve tudo no Ubuntu Touch; aplicações ciclistas “open source” não são bem bem bem “open source”; o Lubuntu pula e avança como Wayland colorido entre as mãos de uma criança; o Diogo alimentou ainda mais famílias chinesas e porque é que o Miguel vai comprar um chicote de cabedal para ler artigos na Internet.’


Destination Linux: episode 351 - Interview with Till Kamppeter & Michael Sweet of OpenPrinting, Making Linux Printing Just Work

“…we have an awesome interview lined up for you. We are being joined by 2 members of the OpenPrinting project to talk about their work making Printing on Linux so easy and just works…”


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, December 26, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • High-Performance Computing Team: Wed, December 27, 16:30 - https://meet.jit.si/Ubuntu-HPC
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, December 28, 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 25, 2024

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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