Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 686 for the week of May 30 - June 5, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • [Call for topics] Community Council meeting: June 16 2021
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 20.10, and 21.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137934 (+97)
  • Critical: 348 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 68879 (+79)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.00% (38815/1451)
  • German: 86.82% (42638/1)
  • French: 81.36% (60296/7383)
  • Spanish: 80.74% (62321/4171)
  • Swedish: 76.77% (75164/1093)

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

[Call for topics] Community Council meeting: June 16 2021

Monica Ayhens-Madon (madhens) tells us the next meeting of the Ubuntu Community Council is on 16 June 2021, giving us a view of the current proposed agenda with relevant links. We can still add suggestions for topics on this thread. Additionally, we are reminded if we're individually named on the agenda we should attend the meeting.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Xfce’s Apps Update for May 2021 Brings Improvements to Thunar, Mousepad, and More

Marius Nestor writes about the Xfce Apps update (4.16.8) for the month of May 2021. Various updates are outlined, including those to Thunar, Mousepad, Clipman, xfce4-screenshooter, and more. We are also told the Xfce project has "moved to an Open Collective for financial contributions", with three students accepted into GSoC (Google Summer of Code) 2021 with two working on Thunar.

Ubuntu OnAir: Engineers behind Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi

"Meet Dave Jones (waveform) and William Wilson (jawn-smith) on Canonical's Foundations team who work on developing and maintaining Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi."

Ubuntu OnAir: Community Office Hours June 3, 2021

Rhys, Monica, and special guests Ocelot & Rudy are found in this, the latest Ubuntu Community Office hours chat.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 118

"This week we look at DMCA notices sent against Ubuntu ISOs plus security updates for nginx, DHCP, Lasso, Django, Dnsmasq and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E13 – Wants Photo Booth

"This week we’ve been fixing phones and relearning trigonometry. We round up the news and events from the Ubuntu community and discuss news from the wider tech scene."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 145 - Amália

"Um episódio feito em condições vocais particularmente exigentes para um dos elementos e que se revelou bastante exigente também para o outro, mas como dizia o Freddie Mercury: The Show Must Go On!"

Meeting Reports

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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