Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 700 for the week of September 5 - 11, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Bionic Beaver (18.04.6 LTS) Extra Point-Release Status Tracking
  • UbuntuOnAir Week of September 6

  • Android applications running in the cloud now easily scale from prototype to production with the new Anbox Cloud Appliance on AWS
  • Ubuntu 21.10: Release the party
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, and 21.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137876 (+83)
  • Critical: 330 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 68620 (+75)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38785/1332)
  • German: 86.84% (42587/32)
  • French: 81.43% (60086/7253)
  • Spanish: 80.78% (62171/4091)
  • Swedish: 77.36% (73237/938)

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

Bionic Beaver (18.04.6 LTS) Extra Point-Release Status Tracking

Łukasz Zemczak of the Ubuntu Release Team has started the Bionic Beaver (18.04.6 LTS) "Extra Point-Release Status Tracking" document. This is a live document which shows the road ahead, and gets amended as tasks/steps are completed until Ubuntu 18.04.6 is finally released.

UbuntuOnAir Week of September 6

Monica Ayhens-Madon gives a weekly announcement and topic post for any questions or comments for the 6 September week streams. The two streams this week are on 7 September on "Setting up a PHP and Angular dev environment in Ubuntu | YannickOnAir" and on 9 September "Indaba Interviews! | Community Office Hours".

The Planet

Android applications running in the cloud now easily scale from prototype to production with the new Anbox Cloud Appliance on AWS

Canonical announces "the availability of the Anbox Cloud Appliance in AWS Marketplace". Along with being told how we can make use of it, and what it provides, we are given numerous links for more details if required.

Additional coverage in the media:

Ubuntu 21.10: Release the party

Rhys Davies talks about Ubuntu release parties, as a prelude to encouraging their return for Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri. Because of Covid-19, it's recommended they be virtual. Many suggestions are provided, including listing them on the Ubuntu Community discourse, with support links for further detail.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Another Batch of Important Linux Kernel Security Updates Arrives for Ubuntu Users, Patch Now

Marius Nestor alerts us that Canonical have published a new set of Linux kernel security updates for Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Providing us with the CVEs that are fixed for various kernels/releases, we are also given detail on how the various exploits were discovered and who discovered them. As always, the post ends with a recommendation to update our systems to ensure we are fully protected against these security vulnerabilities and to reboot.

Valve Releases Major Steam Client Update with New Downloads Page, Linux Improvements

Marius Nestor informs us that Valve has released a major update to the Steam Client for all platforms. Along with informing us of the various new features, and some improvements, we are provided with a link to the full release notes.

KDE Frameworks 5.86 Improves Plasma Wayland for NVIDIA GPUs, Adds over 200 Changes

Marius Nestor reports on KDE Frameworks' release of 5.86. Maruis' noted improvements include NVIDIA GPU support in the Plasma Wayland session, fixes for two critical memory leaks, as well as numerous improvements across the Qt libraries. Also highlighted within the more than 200 changes are keyboard shortcuts, reworked buttons for text, better performance for QtQuick-based apps, new icons, as well as some other improvements.

Ubuntu OnAir: PHP and Angular Dev Environments part 1 | YannickOnAir

"In his first episode as a community host, Yannick Mauray (aka the French Guy from Switzerland and from the Ubuntu MATE team) will walk through setting up a development environment for PHP and Angular on Ubuntu - everything needed to live code a simple PHP/Angular app in Part 2."

Ubuntu OnAir: Indaba Interviews! | Community Office Hours

"In this special episode, Rhys and Monica chat to Heather Ellsworth from the Desktop Team who hosts our monthly Indabas! We'll talk about her open source journey, her work at Canonical, her hopes for the community. And maybe, just maybe, there might be a musical interlude."

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 130

"This week we discuss compiler warnings as build errors in the Linux kernel, plus we look at security updates for HAProxy, GNU cpio, PySAML2, mod-auth-mellon and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E27 – Drip With Nods

"This week we’ve been buying technology from Russia and playing OpenSpades. We announce that the Ubuntu Podcast is ending and round up our favourite stories from the tech news."

In the media:

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 159 - Torpedear

"Algumas corecções, é sempre bom, novidades da rubrica “As extensões que eu uso…”, informações/dicas úteis para quem usa lxc/lxd, os wallpapers da nova versão Impish Indri e a simplificação do processo de submissão de candidaturas a novos membros Ubuntu."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, September 14, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, September 15, 12pm – 1pm

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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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