Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 688 for the week of June 13 - 19, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) reaches End of Life on July 22 2021
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Updating IRC links on the wiki
  • Community Office Hours, 17 June 2021
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 20.10, and 21.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) reaches End of Life on July 22 2021

Brian Murray of the Ubuntu Release Team warns us that Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) will reach end-of-life on 22 July 2021. Brian provides us with links for "instructions and caveats" on the upgrade process to move to Ubuntu 21.04.

Media attention:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138124 (+130)
  • Critical: 348 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 68995 (+105)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.00% (38820/1333)
  • German: 86.82% (42646/5)
  • French: 81.36% (60305/7293)
  • Spanish: 80.74% (62327/4112)
  • Swedish: 76.77% (75173/1092)

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

Alan Pope highlights how the Ubuntu Wiki contains many pages that contain outdated details, such as referring to Freenode instead of Libera. In this post Alan invites readers to help contribute with the Ubuntu project in this easy way.

Community Office Hours, 17 June 2021

Rhys Davies writes of the Community Office Hours featuring Ubuntu Community members Youngbin Han and Ian Y. Choi who discusses the ubuconAsia community.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Proton 6.3-5 RC Allows More Windows Games To Run On Linux

Michael Larabel reports on Proton's Steam client release candidate. Michael notes there are many improvements to video renderings, through Direct3D 9/10/11 support, using DXVK's DXGI, and the latest VKD3D-Proton code. This release adds at least seven more games to the playable list and enhances the play in many others. Additionally are reported improvements, fixes, and better support for container-based builds. A link is provided to Proton GitHub for full details as well as the easy update instructions for those willing to test the candidate.

Ubuntu OnAir: Community Office Hours, 17 June 2021

"Tune in this week with Youngbin Han and Ian Y. Choi from the Ubuntu Community in Korea to talk about what they're up to in the community and about ubuconAsia. Come and say hi on Twitch or YouTube at 12:00 UTC!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 120

"In this week’s episode we look at how to get media coverage for your shiny new vulnerability, plus we cover security updates for ExifTool, ImageMagick, BlueZ and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E15 – Tanks Crash Clash

"This week we’ve been learning Davinci Resolve and instrumenting our house with DHT11 sensors. We round up the goings on from the Ubuntu community and discuss our favourite picks from the wider tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 147 - Maresia

"O Constantino foi à televisão dar uma entrevista, e o Carrondo andou de estivador… Ainda assim este episódio do Podcast Ubuntu Portugal deixa-vos a par das últimas sobre Ubuntu, software livre e outras cenas."

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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