Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 696 for the week of August 8 - 14, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 20.04.3 delayed until August 26th
  • First Impish Indri test rebuild / GCC 11
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Debian 11 "bullseye" has been released!
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • 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, and 21.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 20.04.3 delayed until August 26th

Lukasz Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team reports that shim package updates have caused installation media to fail to boot on some devices; a fix is currently in progress. To ensure the fix is fully tested, the release of Ubuntu 20.04.3 has been delayed a week. The freeze of focal-updates has not been altered, the delay is just for final testing. A link to the release status tracking post on discourse is provided.

First Impish Indri test rebuild / GCC 11

Matthias Klose reports the first test rebuild of Impish Indri for all architectures was started on 5 August 2021, and is already partially completed, with universe and multiverse still to complete for non-x86 architectures. Numerous links for more details are provided, including a request to help fix the build failures.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137606 (+82)
  • Critical: 333 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 68561 (+92)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38785/1280)
  • German: 86.84% (42590/24)
  • French: 81.43% (60092/7229)
  • Spanish: 80.78% (62192/4093)
  • Swedish: 77.26% (73561/958)

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:

Other Community News

Debian 11 "bullseye" has been released!

On Sat 14 August 2021 the Debian Project announced the release of Debian 11, codenamed bullseye! Supporting links, inclusive of install and upgrade instructions, are provided.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Gear 21.08 Brings Improvements to Dolphin, Konsole, Okular, and Many Other KDE Apps

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has released KDE Gear 21.08 for the KDE Plasma Desktop and other projects. Marius outlines some of the applications which have been improved and those that have new features added, before giving us a link to the official announcement page.

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Documentation | Community office hours

"Today's office hours is all about documentation 😊 Come hang out and talk to Daniele, Canonical's new director of Documentation🎉🎉 We ask him about himself, his experience with Ubuntu and other open-source projects, and what his plans are for Ubuntu documentation in the future 📣 We also tkae any questions you have so ask away in chat, in the comments, or in the discourse post linked below 🙋

Relevant links:

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 126

"This week Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was FIPS 140-2 certified plus the AppArmor project made some point releases, and we released security updates for Docker, Perl, c-ares, GPSd and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E23 – Caked Credit Fame

"This week we’ve been playing Tabletop Simulator and enjoying DOOM Eternal. We’re joined by Rhys Davies to help round up the goings on in the Ubuntu Community and discuss our favourite stories from the tech news."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 155 - Flutter PT – parte 1

"Na companhia do Filipe Barroso e do Daniel Leal estivemos quase 1 hora à conversa sobre Flutter, comunidade, os projectos com maior expressão já desenvolvidos ou em desenvolvimento tudo num ambiente muito positivo e descontraído como é hábito no PUP. Esta é a primeira parte da conversa."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, August 17, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, August 18, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu 21.10 Feature Freeze: Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

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Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 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 21.04 Updates

End of life: January 2022


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