Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 658 for the week of November 15 - 21, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Mir 2.2.0 Release
  • Other Community News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 20.10
  • And much more!

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 135306 (-31)
  • Critical: 341 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 67000 (+93)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Ukrainian: 87.95% (38860/532)
  • German: 86.33% (44084/56)
  • French: 81.33% (60219/6563)
  • Spanish: 80.99% (61310/3567)
  • Swedish: 74.53% (82162/776)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

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The Hub

Mir 2.2.0 Release

William Wold announces the release of Mir 2.2.0, with links to the Mir PPAs and source tarball. William provides a brief summary of the fixes, plus a changelog broken into three parts: ABI, enhancements, and bugs fixed. We are also asked to help with final testing of the mir-kiosk through testing via the candidate channel; and of course reporting any issues discovered.

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Other Community News

Linux on the Desktop

Rick Timmis writes that 2020 has been an exciting year for KDE, driven in part by momentum of cloud native computing. Rick reminds us of the Kubuntu Focus M2 laptop, some of which have been purchased by NASA's JPL, before mentioning the Lenovo Linux range of offerings. Rick touts the desktop expressly in proclaiming "we believe the KDE desktop experience is unbeatable". He concludes by reminding us of how we can download the nightly build of Kubuntu hirsute hippo, that has the new version of the KDE Plasma desktop.

Xfce 4.16pre2 released

Simon Steinbeiss announces the release of Xfce 4.16pre2, with a list of the Xfce core components, plus links should you need the source code, tarball, or want the full 4.16 roadmap.

Additional coverage:

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma Mobile On Track To End 2020 With Quite A Polished Linux Mobile Experience

Michael Larabel reports that KDE Plasma Mobile is quite an "open-source mobile Linux contender" which continues to become more polished. The October 2020 report lists their achievements, which are listed in Michael's post. Michael also provides a link to the source if you need more info.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 97

"This week we look at vulnerabilities in MoinMoin, OpenLDAP, Kerberos, Raptor (including a discussion of CVE workflows and the oss-security mailing list) and more, whilst in community news we talk about the upcoming AppArmor webinar, migration of Ubuntu CVE information to and reverse engineering of malware by the Canonical Sustaining Engineering team."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S13E35 – Opposing mirrors

"This week we’ve been shapening knives and revisting Morrowind. We round up new from the Ubuntu community and discuss our favourite picks from the tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E117 - Influenciadores

"As estrelas da Internet que vocês mais admiram voltam a presentear o seu vasto auditório com pormenores de interesse duvidoso da sua vida pessoal e derivados. Aqui fica mais um episódio no vosso podcast preferido."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Kernel Team: Tue, November 24, 5pm – 6pm
  • Desktop Team: Tue, November 24, 2:30pm – 3:30pm (per IRC topic advisory)
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, November 26, 4pm – 5pm

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Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 20.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2021

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2023

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 20.10 Updates

End of life: July 2021


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