Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 845

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 845 for the week of June 16 - 22, 2024.

In this Issue

  • Developer Membership Board restaffing
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Come contribute to Ubuntu-pt
  • Ubuntu Packaging Workshop - July 6th @Busan
  • UbuCon Asia: Accommodations
  • LoCo Events
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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 reminds us of the role of the Developer Membership Board (DMB), before moving to the nine canidates for (seven) positions on that board. We’re told the applicants are Benjamin Drung, Simon Quigley, Robie Basak, Utkarsh Gupta, Simon Chopin, Lukasz Zemczak, Nick Rosbrook, Brian Murray and Thomas Ward. Voting is underway and open to all members of the ~ubuntu-dev team on Launchpad, with details on the ‘opt-in’ requirement also mentioned.


Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144176 (-234)
  • Critical: 308 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 72695 (-158)

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


  • German: 86.66% (46840/107)
  • Ukrainian: 85.79% (49871/1275)
  • French: 83.70% (57207/7174)
  • Swedish: 78.48% (75529/2276)
  • 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

Come contribute to Ubuntu-pt

The Ubuntu-pt Community hosts the Saturday, June 29th workshop; held at Makers In Little Lisbon - MILL. This post - in Portuguese - outlines the activities, updates Ubuntu-pt website renovations, and provides a introduction for the Open Documentation Academy. A registration link is provided and we are advised the Code of Conduct and the Ubuntu diversity declaration are to be observed.


Ubuntu Packaging Workshop - July 6th @Busan

Yeonguk Choo informs us of a Ubuntu Packaging Workshop being held in Busan on July 6, 2024 by the Ubuntu Korea LoCo. This post gives us details, tells us all talks will be in Korean, gives links for more, and also highlights the event is sponsored by the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency.


UbuCon Asia: Accommodations

This page lists accommodations nearby to UbuCon Asia 2024, and currently lists a partnered hotel being the Grand Maple Hotel in Jaipur. If contacting the hotel for accommodation, don’t forget to include the UbuCon Asia reference.


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

Canonical detail improvements the Steam Snap, work to advance gaming continues on Ubuntu

Liam Dawe updates us on the latest developer update from Oliver Smith, the Interim Engineering Director for Ubuntu Desktop. We’re told ‘plenty of changes are planned for the Steam Snap package’, GNOME 46.2 is coming for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, of App Center improvements, and development on 24.10 is progressing.


In the Blogosphere

GNOME Shell Accent Color Support Merged For GNOME 47

Michael Larabel writes about advances in progress on GNOME 47. We’re told ‘Mutter seeing Wayland DRM lease protocol support’ has been merged, which includes accent color support. We’re shown a screenshot to view how it appears with the new libadwaita integration, and given a link to the merge request should we need more. GNOME 47 is due out in September 2024.


In Other News

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 314th June 2024

“This week, we take a look at Vale for implementing documentation tests.”


Ubuntu OnAir: Mir Office Hours 21 June 2024

Hosted by Chris Halse Rogers with Matthew Kosarek, these sessions are open for everyone, with this video available post-event.


Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 230

“This week we bring you a special edition of the podcast, featuring an interview between Ijlal Loutfi and Karen Horovitz who deep-dive into Confidential Computing. Ranging from a high-level discussion of the need for and the features provided by confidential computing, through to the specifics of how this is implemented in Ubuntu and a look at similar future security technologies that are on the horizon.”


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 304 - Arquivo de Bugs

“Esta semana os podcasters da classe trabalhadora uniram-se numa jornada de luta e fizeram greve, pelo fim da carestia de vida. Mas calma: o Bação fez de fura-greves e veio ajudar o patronato representado pelo Diogo. Falaram de Remarkable, um pacote snap que se suicida; Omnivore, o software que come tudo; mais um Fairphone na casa do patrão e ainda peroraram sobre a educação para a literacia digital das crianças em contexto familiar, sobretudo quando estão rodeadas de Software Livre.”


Late Night Linux: episode 286

“New RISC-V and Arm Linux laptops are starting to pave the way for an exciting future, Mozilla makes another divisive acquisition, a couple of big anniversaries make us feel old, some quick KDE updates, and more.”


Ubuntu Colombia: Podcast de Ubuntu - Episodio #2

“Este es un episodio especial para el podcast, en el que reunimos a un grupo de usuarios veteranos (y no tan veteranos) de Ubuntu, para hablar un poco acerca de su ultima LTS: Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble Numbat). Nuestros invitados discutirán sobre las últimas novedades que nos ofrece esta versión, conocer que necesitamos para poder instalarla en nuestras máquinas, así como generar nuevas ideas para futuros episodios del podcast. Una LoCo tan grande como la nuestra debe tener un montón de experiencias que contar, y nosotros queremos que todos las conozcan. Sigue nuestras redes sociales para mantenerte al tanto de todas nuestras novedades: …”


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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