Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 848

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 848 for the week of July 7 -13, 2024.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 23.10 Reached End of Life: Here’s What You Can Do!
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Call for Volunteers: Core Dev Office Hours @ Ubuntu Summit 2024
  • LXD 6.1 has been released
  • The 2024.07.08 SRU Cycle started
  • Ubuntu & Flavour Member alias update
  • Ubuntu Desktop’s 24.10 Dev Cycle - Part 3: July Update
  • RISC-V Summit Munich 2024
  • Canonical News
  • 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

Ubuntu 23.10 Reached End of Life: Here’s What You Can Do!

Sourav Rudra alerts users of Ubuntu 23.10 that their system is now end of life. With a reminder of the duration of support options provided by Ubuntu releases, users are advised to upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS using the provided tools. Commands useful in checking what you’re running, and performing this upgrade are provided.


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144176 (+22)
  • Critical: 307 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72699 (+32)

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


  • German: 86.69% (46737/114)
  • Ukrainian: 85.92% (49413/1055)
  • French: 83.77% (56990/7171)
  • Swedish: 78.52% (75409/1106)
  • Spanish: 76.76% (81599/4785)

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

Call for Volunteers: Core Dev Office Hours @ Ubuntu Summit 2024

Lena Voytek makes a call for Core Devs to volunteer for a few hours at the Ubuntu Summit 2024. With details on what is required, any interested developers can respond on this thread.


LXD 6.1 has been released

Thomas Parrott reports the release of LXD 6.1; Thomas thanks all who contributed to this release. With an overview of new features and highlights within this release, we’re given rather extensive details. Additional links are provided for more info. Finally we’re provided a full commit list, a link to the download page, and the commands needed to install the new LXD.


The 2024.07.08 SRU Cycle started

Stefan Bader gives us the 8-July through 4-August 2024 four weekly SRU cycle notes. This contains a list of the projected kernels for various Ubuntu releases. This detail is subject to change over time. A brief list of dates in the next cycle (5-August - 18-August) is also provided.


Ubuntu & Flavour Member alias update

Aaron J. Prisk reminds us that email providers have been enforcing stricter policies which has impacted many Ubuntu and flavour members, with this post telling us what is changing. If you’re a Ubuntu member, or current/former Canonical employee desiring to use your Ubuntu email you should read this thread.


Ubuntu Desktop’s 24.10 Dev Cycle - Part 3: July Update

Oliver Smith gives the next monthly update from the Ubuntu Desktop team. With a reminder that we’re half way through the cycle, Oliver firstly highlights work done by the Enterprise Desktop team which includes Ubuntu on Windows, ADSys (Active Directory Group Policy client) and more. We’re told PPA testing of Authd is welcome, with details and how to report issues. GNOME 46.2, some snap update improvements (including new graphics being revealed) are given in this July update.


RISC-V Summit Munich 2024

Heinrich Schuchardt writes of the RISC-V Summit held in Munich in June 2024. Heinrich reports on various working group presentations and the role of the Ubuntu booth. Links are provided for more information, plus a Ubuntu booth photograph. Some details on conference talks, and side-events are provided, with a summary that the summit was ‘definitely worthwhile’.


Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

DXVK 2.4 Released With Direct3D 8 Support, Native WSI Improvements

Michael Larabel informs us of the release of DXVK 2.4 which has Direct3D 8 support and more enhancements. We’re reminded of the Direct3D APIs over Vulcan previously catered for, which have now been bettered, as well as other native WSI changes. Links are given for those needing more info.


Intel Performance Limit Reasons Coming To Linux 6.11

Michael Larabel reminds us of a prior article mentioning performance limit reasons, with that code now set to be merged in the Linux 6.11 kernel. We’re given some brief details and a link to the Git branch.


Ubuntu’s App Center Updated, Can Now Open/Install DEBs

Joey Sneddon tells us that Ubuntu’s App Center can now open and install 3rd party DEB packages, with it already having rolled out to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS users. Joey gives some examples on why he considers this can be useful. Joey also gives a belated apology for not telling us of this sooner, with the reason being that as a snap package, it updated in the background and thus he didn’t notice immediately.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ask Noah Show: Episode 398 - Netplan with Mauro Gaspari and Lukas Märdian

“This week Mauro Gaspari and Lukas Märdian join us to give us a deep dive into using Netplan on an Ubuntu vHost. We give you a self hosted way to track your car’s maintenance, and a suite of tools to use if you work in production or in live performances!”


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 307 - Dégradés de Ultravioletas

“Um Raspberry Pi serve para muita coisa: testar Plasma e XFCE, trabalhar o dia todo a ouvir podcasts; saber quando devemos sair à rua para apanharmos um melanoma - e muito mais! O Miguel continua a saborear ambientes gráficos num Pi 5 e a brincar com automatizações e dégradés de cores com Home Assistant; mas vale a pena gastar dinheiro com mais aparelhos? Meh. O Diogo teve uma recaída no número de abas abertas; actualizou o seu Ubuntu mesmo em cima do prazo; destruiu o seu Thunderbird; promoveu descaradamente o Outro Podcast…e está a habilitar-se a arranjar problemas com o Роскомнадзор da Federação Russa e com a República Popular da China. Será que o voltaremos a ver depois de ir de férias?…”


Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 12th July 2024

“10 Ways to Document Terminal Commands; Shane’s interactive HTML slides are available here: https://edibotopic.github.io/pres-term-cmd-docs/


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

No longer has any further support as of July 11, 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 Updates

End of standard support: April 2029


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