Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 689 for the week of June 20 - 26, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Announcing the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - June 25, 2021 @ 5PM UTC
  • Wallpaper Competition for Impish Indri - Ubuntu 21.10
  • Ubucon Asia 2021: CFP closes June 30, Donation ticket now available
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138141 (+17)
  • Critical: 343 (-5)
  • Unconfirmed: 69005 (+10)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.00% (38820/1333)
  • German: 86.82% (42642/8)
  • French: 81.36% (60305/7293)
  • Spanish: 80.74% (62300/4114)
  • Swedish: 76.78% (75133/1092)

Hot in Support

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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

Announcing the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - June 25, 2021 @ 5PM UTC

Monica Madon, Heather Ellsworth & Ken VanDine are joined by Martin Wimpress in the Ubuntu Desktop Indaba of June 25, 2021.

Wallpaper Competition for Impish Indri - Ubuntu 21.10

Rhys Davies announces the Ubuntu 21.10 wallpaper competition. We are provided the rules for making submissions (ownership, size, quality, no watermarking & licence etc), and told the closing date is 20 August 2021.

More in coverage:

Ubucon Asia 2021: CFP closes June 30, Donation ticket now available

Youngbin Han warns us that the call for speakers for Ubucon Asia 2021 will close on 1 July 2021. Links are provided if we have questions, want more details, can assist, or if we'd like to provide a donation.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Understanding the sources.list File in Ubuntu

Deepesh Sharma briefly explains how the sources.list works in Ubuntu and other Debian based systems. Examples of what we'll see are provided in this tutorial post.

A Beginner’s Guide to Software Repositories in Ubuntu

Deepesh Sharma in this tutorial post explains what Ubuntu means when it refers to repositories, and different repository types.

In the Blogosphere

NVIDIA Posts 470 Linux Driver Beta With Better Wayland Support, DLSS + Improved PRIME

Michael Larabel reports on inclusion of Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling support for Linux gamers, available in the NVIDIA 470.42.01 driver build. He lists the games that are supported through Steam Play and also notes that with the 470 driver there are Wayland support and Vulkan driver extensions improvements. A link is given for the download and to the changelog.

Ubuntu 21.04 Users Get Major Kernel Security Update, 17 Vulnerabilities Patched

Marius Nestor tells us Canonical has released a major security update for Ubuntu 21.04 which fixes 17 security vulnerabilities. We are told who discovered the various flaws, given the seven CVEs fixed, a description of the problem and how it could be harmful if not patched, and thus why we should patch if we're using Ubuntu 21.04. We are also told a reboot will be required after patching.

Ubuntu OnAir: Community Office Hours 24 June 2021

"It's time to talk community art! 🎨 This week's guests are Roly and Charlotte, winners of the recent community wallpaper competition at the Ubuntu Hideout, a Discord server with over 7000 members! 🏆 Rhys and Monica will also be chatting about community updates and news, including a special announcement! 📢"

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - June 25, 2021

"What is the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba? Indaba is a South African term for “a conference or consultation between important people” 🤝 Join the Ubuntu Desktop team this week as we sit down with Martin Wimpress (@m_wimpress) 😍 to talk about Ubuntu Mate and his experience in the Ubuntu Community 🧑🏾‍🤝‍🧑🏾"

Ubuntu OnAir: Community Office Hours 1st July 2021

"Today's office hours is all about Juju 😊 Come hang out and ask questions with Pedro, a Product lead for Juju at Canonical 🕴️ but also an advocate and passionate community member for both Juju and Ubuntu 🎉🎉 We'll ask him about Juju itself, what he sees as the future and why he is so enamoured by it 📣 Ask away 🙋"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 121

"Ubuntu One opens up two-factor authentication for all, plus we cover security updates for Nettle, libxml2, GRUB2, the Linux kernel and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E16 – Planet Hiding Forces

"This week we’ve been playing Subnautica Below Zero, going to the pub and teaching celebrities how to D&D. We have a retrospective on our FOSS Talk Live one-button challenge."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 148 - Corrida

"O vacinado Constantino aproveitou este episódio para deixar algumas recomendações publicadas pelo Free Code Camp, partilhou ainda as suas recentes experiências com o Multipass e a habitual actualidade do universo Ubuntu."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 28, 3pm – 4pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 29, 7pm – 8pm
  • Community Council: Wed, June 30, 11pm – Thu, July 1, 12am
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, July 1, 10pm – 11pm

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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