Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 692 for the week of July 11 - 17, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Proposal: Improving the membership application process
  • Community Game Suggestions!
  • Anbox Cloud 1.10.3 has been released
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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: 137532 (+4)
  • Critical: 334 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 68786 (+60)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.00% (38817/1404)
  • German: 86.84% (42590/10)
  • French: 81.43% (60093/7192)
  • Spanish: 80.76% (62257/3914)
  • Swedish: 77.10% (74106/1474)

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

Proposal: Improving the membership application process

Thomas Ward (teward), on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council, apprises us of the final Community Council vote and resolution to simplify the application process for Ubuntu membership. The long standing discussion culminates with this resolution that applies to non-technical applicants.

Community Game Suggestions!

Monica Ayhens-Madon tells us the Community Team will be in a sprint the week of 19 July, so the plan for Office Hours is to play some games. Suggestions for suitable multiplayer games that run on Linux (Steam, Wine or browser) for this and possibly future community events are welcome.

Anbox Cloud 1.10.3 has been released

Simon Fels writes that the Anbox Cloud team is pleased to announce the release of Anbox Cloud 1.10.3. A link to the component versions is provided, as well as a list of features/improvements, and bug-fixes, plus a link to the general upgrade guide.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Steam Client Update Brings Numerous Linux Fixes, More Controller Additions

Michael Larabel alerts us to the "newest stable update to the Steam client". Michael briefly walks us through some of the Linux updates, new controllers that will work, and provides a link to the Steam Community should more info be wanted.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-18 Released - Still Using Ubuntu 16.04, 20.04 Migration Ongoing

Michael Larabel tells us that UBports have released Ubuntu Touch OTA-18, which is still using the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS base. UBports continues with their work on the Unity-derived Lomiri environment on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS base; alas it wasn't ready for OTA-18. We are told of a number of improvements found in this release, and given a list of some of the devices supported.

Ubuntu OnAir: Tutorial of tutorials | Community office hours

"Sit in with Monica and Rhys to talk through how you write and contribute a tutorial, about anything, to the official Ubuntu tutorials page📕💖 We go through the tutorial on tutorials, answer questions ✋ take feedback 📣 give ideas, and make a start on a brand new tutorial 🤓"

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E19 – Twin Pages Slug

"This week we’ve been playing chess and trying to play DOOM Eternal. We round up the news and goings on from the Ubuntu community and our favourite picks from the wider tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 151 - Ah! A audácia!

"O Constantino andou a fazer prospecção de piqueniques, o Carrondo já se despachou das mudanças, e entretanto o Nextcloud festejou o seu quinto aniversário lançando a versão 22. O Audacity deu, e dá, que falar…"

Late Night Linux: Episode 26

"Joe talks to Chris and Gary about their homelab setups, their use of the cloud, and how it all ties together with WireGuard."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu 20.10 EoL: Thursday, Jul 22, 2021
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, July 21, 12pm – 1pm

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 22, 2021

Ubuntu 21.04 Updates

End of life: January 2022


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