Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 705 for the week of October 10 - 16, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) released
  • Attention: ZFS kernel panic mitigation
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Community stand at FOSDEM 2022
  • Canonical & Ubuntu at Nvidia GTC 2021

  • Jammy Jellyfish Release Notes
  • Other Community News
  • 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, 21.04, and 21.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) released

Łukasz 'si2100' Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team announces that Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) has been released. Outlining some of the newer features found in Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 and Ubuntu Server 21.10, many links are provided. Additional links are provided for more details, including where to download the new release.

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

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

Attention: ZFS kernel panic mitigation

"The version of the ZFS driver included in the 5.13.0-19 kernel contains a bug that can result in filesystem corruption. Users of ZFS are advised to wait until the first Stable Release Update of the kernel in 21.10 before upgrading." Trent Lloyd's long standing bug report of the ZFS kernel panic is mitigated with the 5.13.0-20 impish-proposed kernel.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137701 (+118)
  • Critical: 322 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 68890 (+71)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.02% (38771/1084)
  • German: 86.90% (42394/126)
  • French: 81.44% (60036/7175)
  • Spanish: 80.79% (62142/4375)
  • Swedish: 77.37% (73233/969)

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

Ubuntu Community stand at FOSDEM 2022

Diogo Miguel Constantino Dos Santos talks about FOSDEM 2022, and the Ubuntu Community's involvement in prior years, and is proposing a FOSDEM stand/booth for Ubuntu (including Community), Canonical, flavors, and UBports Community. This post is asking for opinions, and a call out for people willing to help.

Canonical & Ubuntu at Nvidia GTC 2021

Daria Kolarczyk tells us Canonical is a proud sponsor of the Nvidia GTC event which will be held on 8-11 November 2021. We are told Canonical will host two sessions; one co-hosted with Nvidia on "implementing a low-latency streaming solution with Android Cloud" and another on "using open-source tools to build your MLOps infrastructure". Details are provided (including RSVP links).

Jammy Jellyfish Release Notes

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak of the Ubuntu Release Team has started the release notes for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish). This is a live document that will be added to during the development cycle of the next long-term-support release of Ubuntu.

Other Community News

git-ubuntu rich history beta

Robie Basak informs users & contributors that git-ubuntu can now "accept rich history directly from any uploader". The CLI is in beta thus feedback will be appreciated, and it may change. A brief set of instructions and caveats are provided, if you'd like to use it to make submissions.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 5.23 Released In Marking 25 Years Of KDE

Michael Larabel reports on the KDE Plasma 5.23 release which is also known as the KDE 25th Anniversary Edition. Some of the highlights of the new KDE Plasma stable update are provided, including an embedded youtube video link and announcement links.

NVIDIA 495 Linux Beta Driver Released With GBM Support

Michael Larabel tells us that NVIDIA 495.29.05 is out today and includes GBM (Generic Buffer Manager) API support improving Wayland support and making it more compatible with Wayland software. We are told of various features in this beta, with links for more details.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename is a Jolly Good Choice

Joey Sneddon informs us that the codename for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is 'Jammy Jellyfish'. With some ideas as to what we may find in the release, we are reminded of prior codenames and how it may/may-not fit a pattern. We are assured he'll provide us with more details as they're known.

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Community Chat at Grace Hopper Celebration 2021

"In this video, live-streamed and recorded at the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2021, Monica from the Community Team chats with two long-standing women in the Ubuntu community, Elizabeth K. Joseph and Valorie Zimmerman. They share their Ubuntu origin stories and how contributing to open source has shaped their lives and careers."

Ubuntu OnAir: Community Office Hours | Impish Indri Party!

"It's a celebration for 21.10, Impish Indri! There are chats from team members about the release, special musical guest(s), games, and plenty of chances to hang out with other members of the Ubuntu community and celebrate yet another release!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 134

"It’s release week! As Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri is released we take a look at some of the new security features it brings, plus we cover security updates for containerd, MongoDB, Mercurial, and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 164 Hacktoberfest II – Pedro Silva

"No segundo episódio de Outubro, e continuando a nossa série de 4 episódios dedicados a pessoas e projectos ligados ao Hacktoberfest, fiquem com a experiência do Pedro Silva, que nos contou o que já fez em edições anteriores e o que pretende realizar na edição 2021."

Linux Action News 210

"Apple M1 Linux development reaches a key milestone and boots a usable desktop; Ubuntu reveals a new product, and the secret SUSE project that leaked this week. Plus, the essential RISC-V code landing in the Linux kernel."

Ubuntu 21.10 - Full Review

"Ubuntu 21.10 finally features the GNOME 40 desktop, better Wayland support, and more. In this video, I'll give you my thoughts on "Impish Idri" and we'll go over some of the new features. I'll talk about the installation process, Wayland changes, performance, and more!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, October 18, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, October 20, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, October 20, 4pm – 5pm
  • Community Council: Wed, October 20, 11pm – Thu, October 21, 12am

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.04, and 21.10

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

Ubuntu 21.10 Updates

End of life: July 2022


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