Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 684 for the week of May 16 - 22, 2021.

In this Issue

  • IRC Council resolution: On Recent freenode Events
  • Updating your launchpad pages
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Canonical at MWC 2021
  • Canonical News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 20.10, and 21.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

IRC Council resolution: On Recent freenode Events

Thomas Ward on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council informs us of the vote to support the migration of the IRC home of Ubuntu to Thomas provides a list of the tasks designated to the IRCC, and the Canonical contact, Monica Ayhens-Madon.

Updating your launchpad pages

With the Community Councils approval of migration to Libera.Chat, Melissa Draper asks if we have op access to freenode core channels, that we update launchpad pages so they point to Libera.Chat, and thus assist in the migration.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137754 (+48)
  • Critical: 347 (-3)
  • Unconfirmed: 68708 (+8)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.96% (38947/1330)
  • German: 86.76% (42830/55)
  • French: 81.36% (60298/7328)
  • Spanish: 80.68% (62506/4111)
  • Swedish: 76.70% (75393/1179)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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LoCo Events

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

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Hub

Canonical at MWC 2021

Anastasia Valti Spanopoulou asks us to join Canonical and Ubuntu at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021. We are told we may meet the Canonical telegram team virtually or in person in Spain, and provides links for more details. Should we prefer to book a private conversation, a link is provided for that too.

Canonical News

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 116

"With 60 CVEs fixed across MySQL, Django, Please and the Linux kernel this week we take a look at some of these details, plus look at the recent announcement of 1Password for Linux and some open positions on the team too."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E11 – Pigs Eating Shot

"This week we got a 65% keyboard and played Pokemon Snap. We round up the community news and events, then some picks from the wider tech news."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 27, 3pm – 4pm

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 20.10, and 21.04

Security Updates

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

Ubuntu 21.04 Updates

End of life: January 2022


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