Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 820

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 820 for the week of December 24 - 30, 2023.

Happy New Year

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo LoGo DoJo
  • LoCo Events
  • Other Community News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, 23.04 and 23.10: None
  • And some more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 143625 (+14)
  • Critical: 322 (+5)
  • Unconfirmed: 72440 (+14)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38138/1087)
  • German: 86.47% (43047/203)
  • French: 82.33% (56217/7438)
  • 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

LoCo LoGo DoJo

Herein popey, in Ubuntu UK Loco’s reboot effort, makes a request for aid to develop a new logo for the team.



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:

Other Community News

Does Wayland really break everything?

Nate Graham writes another blog on Wayland, this one in reply to Probonopd’s “Wayland breaks everything” post (link provided). We’re told that post created “chuckling” in developer circles, but as it was felt some readers may see truth in Probonopd’s post; this is a response intended for those users. Nate explains why Wayland is not a drop-in replacement for X11, but an eventual replacement. The post seeks to correct the perspective and introduces Portals, PipeWire, and Wayland protocol that support publicly standardized Wayland protocols. The future is indeed Wayland.


In the Blogosphere

Benchmarking The Experimental Ubuntu x86-64-v3 Build For Greater Performance On Modern CPUs

Michael Larabel provides a benchmark comparison of the x86-64-v3 build with a standard Ubuntu 23.04 build, providing extensive results of various tests, plus some analysis in the form of conclusions. Michael notes that Canonical is still deciding how they’ll advance forward, and promises to keep monitoring and keep us informed.


Ubuntu 23.04 support ends January 25, 2024

Joey Sneddon reminds us [notice in UWN 818] Ubuntu 23.04 reaches end of life on 25 January 2023. We’re briefly told why we should upgrade. In discussing upgrade options, we are provided an embedded video on GNOME 45 as found in Ubuntu 23.10, and Joey touches on what is ahead for users (ie. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS).


In Other News

The evolution of open source in the enterprise [Q&A]

Ian Barker reminds us open source has been around for decades, and writes here about a talk with CĂ©dric GĂ©gout, VP product management at Canonical. This is a Question and Answer post where questions are asked of CĂ©dric, who answers them.


Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 279 - VaticĂ­nios Sem PatrocĂ­nios

“Quando a Lua está na Sétima Casa e Júpiter se alinha com Marte, a paz guiará os planetas e o amor guiará as estrelas; os Grande Profetas Médiuns e Adivinhos, quais Pitonisas do Software Livre, dão-nos as suas previsões para o ano de 2024! Sorte? Amor? Dinheiro? Nada disso! As previsões do Mestre Atsoc Leugim, Alfageme de Santarém, e o Bruxo Ogoid Onitnatsnoc (e convidados) vaticinam as sortes do ano que aí vem. Que desgraças, cataclismos e apocalipses nos esperam? Ouçam para tudo saberem!”


Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, January 2, 2024, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, January 2, 2024, 8pm – 9pm
  • High-Performance Computing Team: Wed, January 3, 16:30 - https://meet.jit.si/Ubuntu-HPC
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 4, 2024, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, January 4, 2024, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, January 4, 2024, 10pm – 11pm

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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