Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 839

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 839 for the week of May 5 - 11, 2024.

In this Issue

  • Oracular Oriole is now open for development
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Korea 2024 - Registration is now open!
  • LoCo Events
  • Patch Pilot Hand-off 24.10
  • 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 Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, 23.10, and 24.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Oracular Oriole is now open for development

Utkarsh Gupta on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team reports the Ubuntu Oracular Oriole is open for development. With a link to the the release schedule, Utkarsh gives brief details and links for Ubuntu developers and interested readers.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144592 (+19)
  • Critical: 314 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 72859 (+55)

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


  • German: 86.55% (47203/350)
  • Ukrainian: 85.74% (50040/1304)
  • French: 83.70% (57204/7150)
  • Swedish: 78.48% (75550/1105)
  • Spanish: 76.40% (82838/4856)

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

UbuCon Korea 2024 - Registration is now open!

Yonghyun Yi reminds us registrations are now open for UbuCon Korea 2024. With details of the Tracks and Topics and more, we’re given links for more details, to answer questions, or to details if you wish to register.


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:

The Hub

Patch Pilot Hand-off 24.10

Philipp Kewisch starts the Patch Pilot Program for the 24.10 (oracular) cycle. This thread is intended for hand-off reports only as the release develops. Alternate directions for those wanting to ask questions of contributors are provided.


Canonical News

In the Press

Google patches its fifth zero-day vulnerability of the year in Chrome

Dan Goodin tells us that Google has fixed their fifth zero-day vulnerability in the Chrome browser this year. We’re given details of CVE-2024-4671 which was reported by an anonymous source, and given a rating of 8.8 out of 10. Version 124.0.6367.201 contains the fix with a note that use of the exploit exists in the ‘wild’.


In the Blogosphere

Steam Client Update Adds 150% Scale Factor by Default for 4K Monitors on Linux

Marius Nestor writes that Valve has released a new Steam Client update for Linux and other OSes. We’re given details of the new features which includes default scaling on 4K monitors, as well Marius depicts some bug fixes. A link to the release notes is given.


GNOME 47 Desktop Environment Release Date Slated for September 18th, 2024

The author of this blog, Marius Nestor, tells us that the GNOME 47 development cycle has started. He gives us some information about the new release and refers to some features that he hopes will be included when GNOME 47 is included in the upcoming releases of Ubuntu and Fedora. He also reminds us that his blog will keep his readers updated with changes to both GNOME 46 and 47.


LibreOffice 7.6.7 Is Here as the Last Update in the Series, Upgrade to LibreOffice 24.2

Marius Nestor informs us that LibreOffice 7.6.7 is the last update of the series and recommends all users to upgrade to LibreOffice 24.2.3, which is available from the LibreOffice website. He briefly describes its new features, refers to its improved interoperability with MS Office, and tells us that it will be supported until November 30th, 2024.


First Ubuntu 24.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Live

Joey Sneddon tells us that Ubuntu 24.10 ‘Oracular Oriole’ is now open for development and that daily builds are now available for download. He warns us that the available builds are ‘pending’ rather than ‘current’ so that “they have not yet undergone automated testing to ensure they boot”.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 298 - Quem LVM Não Teme

“O que têm em comum um esquentador, uma Kalashnikov e um automóvel? Neste episódio falámos sobre isso e ainda sobre distribuições GNU-Linux que não usam systemd; a recente apresentação do NextCloud Hub 8 - e as suas muitas novidades; como usar clientes de correio para Proton Mail; como enganar pessoas mal intencionadas com o Firefox Relay; como fazer inchar o vosso armazenamento com LVM subiquity e como lidar com pacientes psiquiátricos que usam demasiadas abas em Firefox.”


9to5Linux: Ubuntu MATE 24.10 (Oracular Oriole)

“In This Video We Are Looking At Ubuntu MATE (Oracular Oriole) Daily Build.”


Nowtrin: Ubuntu Cinnamon 24.04

“Ubuntu Cinnamon 24.04 brings a harmonious blend of the stability and familiarity of Ubuntu with the sleekness and elegance of the Cinnamon desktop environment. This release introduces several exciting features that enhance user experience and productivity.”


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC unless otherwise specified. For more details and farther dates please visit: https://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/ | https://discourse.ubuntu.com/upcoming-events

Updates and Security for Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, 23.10, and 24.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 Updates

End of standard support: April 2029


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