Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 844

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 844 for the week of June 9 - 15, 2024.

In this Issue

  • Developer Membership Board restaffing
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Asia - Call for Global Committee members
  • Call For Speaker For Mini UbuCon Malaysia 2024
  • News! UbuCon Latin America 2024, 9th Edition
  • Flisol Barranquilla 2024, How it went!
  • LoCo Events
  • FOSSCOMM 2024 - Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ubuntu themes are now on the Chrome Web Store!
  • Data science stack Beta is here. Try it now!
  • Ubuntu Desktop’s 24.10 Dev Cycle - June Update
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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

Developer Membership Board restaffing

Robie Basak writes about refilling the Developer Membership Board, telling us that six nominations have been received. As there are fewer nominations than seats available, the nominations will remain open until June 19, 2024, so please consider to serve if you’re qualified and willing to nominate. We’re also reminded of the steps not yet completed in this process, and terms of seats.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144410 (+61)
  • Critical: 307 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72853 (-3)

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


  • German: 86.64% (46906/93)
  • Ukrainian: 85.74% (50045/1352)
  • French: 83.70% (57207/7172)
  • Swedish: 78.48% (75557/2274)
  • Spanish: 76.40% (82848/4869)

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 Asia - Call for Global Committee members

Youngbin Han talks about organizing UbuCon Asia each year ‘better and more smoothly with less burden’ by increasing members in the Global committee. We’re told what the Global team/committee is, the roles available and how the team works. If you’re interested in joining, details are provided.


Call For Speaker For Mini UbuCon Malaysia 2024

We’re asked if we’d like to speak at the Mini UbuCon Malaysia 2024 on August 7, 2024 during Siber Siaga and CyberDSA. Details on what is being sought, and requirements are provided, including dates (application deadline is July 5).


News! UbuCon Latin America 2024, 9th Edition

Carlos A. Maestre (ic3br34ker) writes to advise this event has been rescheduled to August 30 and 31 due to “the important Saber Trials, allowing more people to go and join. … Ubucon Latin America will be a vibrant space full of knowledge, innovation and community. With incredible conferences, workshops and activities, we are sure that these two days will be unforgettable.”


Flisol Barranquilla 2024, How it went!

Carlos A. Maestre (ic3br34ker) reports “Flisol Barranquilla 2024: A success in promoting free software!”. The event, held on April 27, promotes free software and open source. The event highlights are listed: 9 conferences, 4 workshops, and the sponsors and allied communities. Supporting links are provided. Carlos concludes thanking all for making a memorable event.


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

FOSSCOMM 2024 - Thessaloniki, Greece

Efstathios Iosifidis announces the Open Source UoM is organizing FOSSCOMM 2024. This event post gives details of what FOSSCOMM is, and provides us with some links for more details.


Ubuntu themes are now on the Chrome Web Store!

Mauro Gaspari expresses his view that Ubuntu wallpapers are “absolutely breathtaking”. Thus he undertook to share them with others not using Ubuntu, which has been achieved via themes for Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. With a link to another post which lists the themes created, Mauro thanks the creators of the wallpapers that are so wondrous.


Data science stack Beta is here. Try it now!

Munteanuandreea announces that the Data Science Stack is now in beta. We’re told what the Data Science Stack (DSS) is, invited to attend the next webinar, and asked for feedback.


Ubuntu Desktop’s 24.10 Dev Cycle - June Update

Oliver Smith reminds us the roadmap for Ubuntu Desktop 24.10 was provided last month, and gives us an update on progress. Firstly we’re walked through permissions for the steam snap, mention of the GNOME 46.2 SRU for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS users is covered, before moving to the Ubuntu Desktop installer updates (which includs an OEM Config experience that will also reach Ubuntu 24.04.1 LTS). Also covered is App Centre improvements, Ubuntu docs and the Open Documentation Academy, with feedback welcome.


Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

GNOME Expects to Use New “Showtime” as Core Video Player

We’re told that the GNOME Desktop is soon expected to switch from using the Totem video player, to Showtime. We’re reminded that Totem hasn’t been maintained for nearly a year and is thus still GTK3. We’re shown some screenshots of Showtime, and told how we can install it on our existing systems to explore in this post by Ji m.


Ubuntu’s App Center Now Finally Supports Installation of Local DEB Packages

Marius Nestor tells us that users of Ubuntu 23.10 and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS can now use the App Center to install downloaded deb packages. Marius also alerts us to alert-message (non action) changes, and to the Ubuntu Desktop Installer.


New Linux Change Helps Ensure AMD Ryzen With NVMe Works After Resuming From Suspend

Michael Larabel reports the merge request for AMD Ryzen systems with NVMe solid-state drives that changes the s2idle suspend state to D3 mode. Michael gives us some background on why the change, directed to the 6.10-rc4 release. However the change will be back-ported to the stable Linux kernel series.


In Other News

Why is AMD giving up on Windows 10?

Bhavya Rai tells us that AMD has confirmed that Ryzen AI process will not support Windows 10, but are supported on Windows 11 and Ubuntu. We’re given some key points of the transition, with some broader impact items mentioned.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 7th June 2024

“This week, we take a look at ‘Documentation as Code’”


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 303 - Baterias Virtuais

“Esta semana recebemos a visita do André Bação e revisitámos extensamente as últimas novidades de baterias solares, aperfeiçoamentos com Home Assistant, voltagens doidas, aparelhos chineses piromaníacos, V2H e V2G, Home Lab e baterias…virtuais? Sim, leram bem. Ainda falámos de telefones acessíveis com Ubuntu Touch, experiências com esse sistema e as suas vantagens e desvantagens, notícias da UBPorts e demos uma passada pela agenda de eventos para este mês e seguintes.”


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 11, 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 Updates

End of standard support: April 2029


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