Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 846

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 846 for the week of June 23 - 29, 2024.

In this Issue

  • UbuCon North America 2024 postponed
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • FOSSCOMM 2024: Call for papers
  • Event Report - OpenSouthCode 2024
  • Canonical offers 12 year LTS for any open source Docker image
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • 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

UbuCon North America 2024 postponed

Ian Weisser alerts us to the fact that the first UbuCon North America won’t occur until 2025; due to a lack of presentations. Contributors, ticket-holders, and presenters have been notified (and refunds made) with a reminder to cancel any travel or lodging reservations that have been made. The UbuCon North America committee will continue to meet and review how it can be improved to present a fabulous UbuCon North America 2025.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubucon-north-america-2024-planning-meetings/41624/9

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144140 (-36)
  • Critical: 308 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72666 (-29)

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

Translations

  • German: 86.66% (46843/108)
  • Ukrainian: 85.85% (49680/1247)
  • French: 83.70% (57210/7320)
  • Swedish: 78.49% (75515/2339)
  • Spanish: 76.40% (82848/5946)

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 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: Call for papers

Efstathios Iosifidis makes a call for submissions to present at FOSSCOMM 2024 in either talk or workshop format. We’re reminded the official language of the event is Greek, but English talks are acceptable. We’re given the key topics, and told the submission deadline is September 15, and given the link where we can make a proposal.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/fosscomm-2024-at-university-of-macedonia-thessaloniki-greece/45704/3

Event Report - OpenSouthCode 2024

Aaron Prisk gives us a event report on OpenSouthCode 2024 held at La Térmica in Málaga, Spain. Along with some photos, we’re told of Miriam España Acebal’s bug submission talk, which includes Miriam’s own view on her session. Next covered is Alberto Carretero’s session on inner workings of Git, which again includes him talking about his session. We’re told of some dialogs that occurred at the booth, and of course some swag. Aron pronounces OpenSouthCode was a great success, and we are provided links to learn more.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/event-report-opensouthcode-2024/46052

The Planet

Canonical offers 12 year LTS for any open source Docker image

This blog from Canonical tells us that Canonical is offering 12 year LTS for any open source Docker image, even those which contain upstream components not packaged by Ubuntu. This both increases the LTS maintenance window, and includes many non-deb packages in that coverage. We’re given details, which includes fixes for critical CVEs within 24 hours, chiselled containers for .NET and more.

https://canonical.com/blog/canonical-offers-12-year-lts-for-any-open-source-docker-image

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Backdoor slipped into multiple WordPress plugins in ongoing supply-chain attack

Dan Goodin alerts us to some WordPress plugins that have been “backdoored in a supply-chain attack”. Along with details of the (currently) five plugins impacted, we have some discussion on how the attack was discovered by WordPress researchers. Users of those plugs are advised to remove them asap.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/06/supply-chain-attack-on-wordpress-plugins-affects-as-many-as-36000-sites/

Canonical upgrades gdm3 package so Ubuntu 24.10 users with Nvidia chips default to Wayland

Paul Hill reports that Canonical have updated gdm3 in Ubuntu 24.10, so users with Nvidia chips can default to Wayland. We’re told of Daniel van Vugt’s work that achieved this result, including a quote from the patch notes. Ubuntu 23.10 users are also reminded they need to upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS very soon (EOL on July 11, 2024).

https://www.neowin.net/news/canonical-upgrades-gdm3-package-so-ubuntu-2410-users-with-nvidia-chips-default-to-wayland/

In the Blogosphere

AMD Readies More Kernel Graphics Driver Code For Linux 6.11, Enables DCC For RDNA4

Michael Larabel tells us about AMD submissions related to DRM-Next over the last week for the Linux 6.11 kernel. This post is a brief summary of these changes, and includes a link to the AMD pull request itself.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/AMDGPU-GFX12-DCC-Linux-6.11

Budgie 10.9.2 Desktop Arrives with Bug Fixes as Wayland Porting Continues

Marius Nestor writes about the release of Budgie 10.9.2 as a ‘minor maintenance update’ as announced by developer Joshua Strobl. We’re told the Budgie devs are focused on the Wayland port (set for 10.10), and that this release fixes some annoyances reported by users. Marius walks us through the updates in this release, gives us a quote from the release announcement as well as links for more.

https://9to5linux.com/budgie-10-9-2-desktop-arrives-with-bug-fixes-as-wayland-porting-continues

More AMD P-State Driver Improvements Queued For Linux 6.11

Once again Michael Larabel informs us of more AMD improvements that are set for inclusion in the Linux 6.11 kernel. In giving us details of Mario Limoncielo’s work we are given a quote and a link to the pull request for the latest AMD P-Slate drivers that are coming.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/AMD-P-State-Linux-6.11-Round-2

AMD P-State Core Performance Boost To Be Merged For Linux 6.11

This time Michael Larabel tells us of more advances that will help AMD Ryzen owners when they get the Linux 6.11 kernel. Again we’re given some details of what’s included here related to the Core Performance Booster (CPB) support for the AMD P-State driver. Links are provided to the pull request and to others for additional info.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/AMD-Core-Perf-Boost-Linux-6.11

NVIDIA 555.58 Stable Linux Driver Brings Wayland Explicit Sync, GSP Firmware Default

Michael Larabel writes that the NVIDIA 555.58 Linux driver is now stable, and gives us details of whats included. This driver has Wayland explicit sync support, GSP firmware by default, and other improvements too. A link to the NVIDIA website is provided for us to download it.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/NVIDIA-555.58-Linux-Driver

Linux Fixing A Major Performance Issue For Intel Hybrid Systems With Buggy Firmware

Michael Larabel tells us of fixes for ‘Intel Core hybrid systems with buggy firmware’ that will fix a performance hit impacted by those users in the past. With a reminder of the Kubuntu Focus developer who reported a power management issue, we’re told Intel engineer Rafael Wysocki has provided a patch, with a explanation quoted by Michael. This fix is expected to be found in Linux 6.10-rc6, which will be in 6.10, and is expected to be backported to Linux 5.19.

https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.10-rc6-PM-Intel-Core

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 21st June 2024

“This week, we present our tips for getting hired as a technical author or writer.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAWWsq2JDt8

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 231

“A look into CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalogue is on our minds this week, plus we look at vulnerability updates for gdb, Ansible, CUPS, libheif, Roundcube, the Linux kernel and more.”

https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-231/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 305 - NAS vs Backup: Massacre em Haia

“Depois de um hiato de duas semanas, o General Montgomery voltou visivelmente alcoolizado e a fermentar ideias e projectos inexequíveis. Falámos de Raspberry Pi5, campeões de aviação, cerveja artesanal, dissipação passiva, Raspberry Pi OS versus Ubuntu, a diferença óbvia (ou nem por isso) entre backups e um NAS feito com papel de pastilha elástica, um clip e um elástico. Vai acontecer uma Cimeira muito importante em Haia, onde a Canonical afinal não vai ser julgada no Tribunal Penal Internacional, por alegadamente querer exterminar impiedosamente os pacotes deb. Mas há quem tire férias para ir lá ver.”

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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