Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 702 for the week of September 19 - 25, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Final Beta released
  • Ubuntu 21.10 Testing Week
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.11.2 has been released
  • Official Artwork Downloads for Impish Indri
  • Community Office Hours 23 September | Questions? Comments?
  • Community Service Desk/Contribution Board JIRA
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 lifecycle extended to ten years
  • Canonical at Grace Hopper 2021
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In Other News
  • 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 21.10 (Impish Indri) Final Beta released

Brain Murray of the Ubuntu Release team notifies us that Ubuntu 21.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud and the various flavors, have been released in beta. These images are deemed "reasonably free of showstopper" bugs; all users are invited to come and help test them. If any bugs are found please report them. Many links are provided for those seeking additional information.

This Beta was widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

Ubuntu 21.10 Testing Week

Monica Ayhens-Madon informs us that Ubuntu and the flavors are "participating in another 'Ubuntu Testing Week' from September 23rd to September 29th" to coincide with the beta release. We are invited to download the daily ISO to give it a try, and provided with a link to the ISO QA tracker so we can contribute to Ubuntu 21.10. Many links are provided should you wish to watch videos providing clues on testing, read some release notes or more. Details on Ubuntu remixes are also included.

Beta Testing Week announcements as follows:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138056 (+110)
  • Critical: 325 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 68696 (+44)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38782/1348)
  • German: 86.84% (42581/665)
  • French: 81.44% (60064/7393)
  • Spanish: 80.79% (62142/4449)
  • Swedish: 77.37% (73233/1054)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at:

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at:

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

Anbox Cloud 1.11.2 has been released

Simon Fels on behalf of the Anbox Cloud team announces the release of Anbox Cloud 1.11.2. A list of new features and improvements is provided, a bug report is given, and upgrade instructions are provided. Simon embeds links for details.

Official Artwork Downloads for Impish Indri

Monica Ayhens-Madon reveals to us the official Impish Indri artwork. We are shown not only the images (which include SVGs), but also provided the google drive location should we wish to download and use them right now.

Community Office Hours 23 September | Questions? Comments?

Monica Ayhens-Madon reminds us that Impish Indri is getting close to ready, then asks us community members how we're doing. We are invited to leave "questions/comments/concerns/etc" in this post or to present them live when Office Hours is streamed on 23 September 2021.

Community Service Desk/Contribution Board JIRA

Monica Ayhens-Madon tells us of a chat with Thomas Ward that led to the "idea of creating a Community Service Desk using JIRA". We are given some brief examples of where it will be useful, before being asked "what features should the Community JIRA have?" and other questions, with an invitation to join the Community Office Hours on 23 September 2021.

The Planet

Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 lifecycle extended to ten years

Canonical announces that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS have had their Extended Security Maintenance life terms further extended. This means those products which had five years of standard support now have ten years with ESM. We are provided reasons why we'd want to use Ubuntu ESM, given a table of the various Ubuntu LTS releases that have ESM options available currently, and a number of links for more details.

Media attention:

Canonical at Grace Hopper 2021

Canonical announces they will once again sponsor and attend the Grace Hopper Conference 2021. We are told what Canonical hopes to achieve at that conference, and that Canonical will host several live sessions, giving the dates & times should we be unable to attend in person.

Other Community News

Ubuntu Touch OTA-19 Release

The UBports Community announces the 19th stable update that supports 39 devices. We are told of what is new - though still based on Ubuntu 16.04, bugs and issues fixed as well as other annoyances addressed, and how to get OTA-19. Finally is the bug reporting procedures wherein is the advice "use it and then tell us about the experience”.

In the media:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In Other News

More than three years after last release, X.Org Server 21.1.0 RC1 appears

Tim Anderson in referencing the posting of X.Org Server 21.1.0 RC1 provides a brief history of X.Org and the welcomed separation of Xwayland. Thereby the new release candidate is X.Org-only; as many users prefer to run X for compatibility or performance reasons. Tim lists some of the added support and as well notes that "Kanapickas has also helpfully listed all the fixes since version 1.20.0 which is a long list".

Ubuntu OnAir: All Aflutter | Desktop Indaba

"The September Indaba is all about the upcoming Flutter installer! Heather and the Community Team are joined by fellow Canonicalers Daniel Bungert and JP Nurmi, who was a community contributor before he started with the Desktop Team this summer. Learn more about the future of Flutter in Ubuntu!"

Ubuntu OnAir: PHP and Angular Development pt. 2 | YannickOnAir

"In part two, Yannick, one of our community hosts, will finish the PHP configuration, and then move on to the Angular configuration. If you've wanted to get started with web apps development on Ubuntu, be sure to tune in!"

Ubuntu OnAir: Questions? Comments? | Community Office Hours

"As the seasons start to change and a another release is almost out, it's time to check in with you - the Ubuntu community. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas, and we'll answer and address them - or figure out how! It's your community, and the Community Team wants to know how we can better support you in it.."

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 132

"Extended Security Maintenance gets an extension, Linux disk encryption and authentication goes under the microscope and we cover security updates for libgcrypt, the Linux kernel, Python, and more."

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S14E29 – Penultimate Episode Recorded

"This week we’ve been buying iPhones and playing with floppy disk emulators. We bring you new from the Ubuntu community and our favourite stories from past episodes of Ubuntu Podcast."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 161 - KISS

"O Diogo andou, finalmente, a simplificar o seu setup, reduzindo drasticamente a quantidade de equipamento que usa, não perdendo nada em produtividade, potenciando a eficácia…O Carrondo andou a meter as mãos no matrix!"

Linux Action News 207

"Desktop Linux graphics are about to get a significant investment, Mozilla and Canonical work together on a Firefox Snap, and some key new insights into the Linux port to Apple’s M1."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, September 28, 7pm – 8pm

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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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