Issue708


Contents

  1. In this Issue
  2. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translations
  3. Hot in Support
    1. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions
    2. Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads
  4. LoCo Events
  5. The Hub
    1. Anbox Cloud 1.11.4 has been released
    2. YannickOnAir interviews
    3. Feedback-palooza! | Community Office Hours
    4. Release of cloud-init 21.4
  6. Other Community News
    1. Call for Translations: Ayatana Indicators 0.9.x Release Series
  7. Ubuntu Cloud News
  8. Canonical News
  9. In the Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu Online 21.10 Released, Lets You Try Ubuntu Desktop in a Web Browser
    2. Canonical Begins Offering Ubuntu Images Optimized For Intel CPUs
    3. Download Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) ISO file- Daily Build
    4. Ubuntu Continues Work On Flutter+Dart Written Firmware-Updater Utility
    5. TUXEDO Nano Pro Gen11 Dubbed as the Smallest Mini Linux PC Powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U
    6. HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) Drivers Now Support Ubuntu 21.10 and Debian 11
    7. LXQt 1.0.0 Desktop Environment Released After 8 Years of Development, This Is What’s New
  10. In Other News
    1. Canonical Extends Reach of MicroK8s
  11. Other Articles of Interest
  12. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Ubuntu On Air: Feedback-palooza! | Community Office Hours
    2. Ubuntu On Air: Kernel Chat | YannickOnAir
    3. Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 136
    4. Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 167 - Debutant
  13. Meeting Reports
  14. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  15. Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.04, and 21.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 18.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 20.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 21.04 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 21.10 Updates
  16. Subscribe
  17. Archive
  18. Further News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 708 for the week of October 31 - November 6, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.11.4 has been released
  • YannickOnAir interviews

  • Feedback-palooza! | Community Office Hours
  • Release of cloud-init 21.4
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 137963 (+100)
  • Critical: 324 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 69009 (+57)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translations

  • Ukrainian: 88.03% (38724/1208)
  • German: 86.93% (42278/185)
  • French: 81.47% (59947/7109)
  • Spanish: 80.82% (62071/4342)
  • Swedish: 77.37% (73211/967)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

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: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Hub

Anbox Cloud 1.11.4 has been released

Ruth Fuchss reports on the Anbox Cloud team's release of Anbox Cloud 1.11.4. A link to the component versions for a list of updated components is given, the reason for the downgrade of webview.apk is revealed, and finally, is instruction for upgrade.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/anbox-cloud-1-11-4-has-been-released/25018

YannickOnAir interviews

Yannick Mauray relates that as the interview with @arighi (Andrea Righi), about the Linux kernel, went well - he is interested to "keep doing interviews". If you know of interesting subjects Yannic requests that you respond in the discourse thread.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/yannickonair-interviews/25050

Feedback-palooza! | Community Office Hours

Madhens (Monica Ayhens-Madon) due to the deluge of feedback, requests help in managing the sorting into Miro. "If you can come help us with this sorting project, the Community Team, Desktop Team, and Discourse mods would definitely be grateful!"

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/feedback-palooza-community-office-hours/25021

Release of cloud-init 21.4

James Falcon reports on the release of cloud-init 21.4. Listed is a notice of the span, breadth, "fixed 12 Launchpad issues", highlights, and an extensive changelog.

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/release-of-cloud-init-21-4/25053

Other Community News

Call for Translations: Ayatana Indicators 0.9.x Release Series

Mike Gabriel writes that he, Robert Tari & the UBports developers team are close to releasing Ayatana Indicators 0.9.x which will be utilized in Ubuntu Touch 20.04, as well as on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS itself, and some flavors. This post is primarily a call for help as they require translators to help translating the english.

https://sunweavers.net/blog/node/137

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

Further attention in the media:

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Online 21.10 Released, Lets You Try Ubuntu Desktop in a Web Browser

Marius Nestor alerts us of the Ubuntu Online project's release of 21.10 that allows a presentation of Ubuntu's latest release, the GNOME 40 desktop, in your web browser. Marius provides a screenshot gallery and a link to the live interaction.

https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-online-21-10-released-lets-you-try-ubuntu-desktop-in-a-web-browser

Further attention in the media:

Canonical Begins Offering Ubuntu Images Optimized For Intel CPUs

Michael Larabel writes to make us aware of Canonical's release, in cooperation with Intel, of optimized Ubuntu builds for Intel processors. The build releases are stated along with the currently supported processors. The download link for Ubuntu Core 20 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Intel-optimized builds is provided.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Intel-IoT-Optimized

Download Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) ISO file- Daily Build

Heyan Maurya remarks that for those of us wanting the latest features and updates with Long Term Service, the next long-term supported version daily build is now available. Heyan speculates that Snap apps will be more prominent, as evidenced by Firefox, and advises on some of the component versions present on the testing Ubuntu 22.04. He provides screenshots and a link to Daily-build ISO.

https://www.how2shout.com/linux/download-ubuntu-22-04-lts-jammy-jellyfish-iso-file-daily-build/

Ubuntu Continues Work On Flutter+Dart Written Firmware-Updater Utility

Michael Larabel writes that Canonical is working on a "firmware-updater" for the 22.04 release, using the Flutter toolkit and Dart. We are told the project is mostly a GUI frontend for the FWUPD utility, but with better integration than GNOME firmware provides. Links are given if we need more details.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Firmware-Updater-WIP

TUXEDO Nano Pro Gen11 Dubbed as the Smallest Mini Linux PC Powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U

Marius Nestor tells us that TUXEDO computers have unveiled the Tuxedo Nano Pro. We are given the specs available for the box, some details on where the device maybe useful, and told it can be ordered with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS, and more. Prices and links are provided.

https://9to5linux.com/tuxedo-nano-pro-gen11-dubbed-as-the-smallest-mini-linux-pc-powered-by-amd-ryzen-4000u

HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) Drivers Now Support Ubuntu 21.10 and Debian 11

Marius Nestor reports that the HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) drivers have been updated to version 3.21.10, which includes support for Ubuntu 21.10 and others. In providing a list of printers which it supports, we are given links for the download or instructions to install.

https://9to5linux.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing-hplip-drivers-now-support-ubuntu-21-10-and-debian-11

LXQt 1.0.0 Desktop Environment Released After 8 Years of Development, This Is What’s New

Marius Nestor alerts us to the release of LXQt 1.0.0, concentrating on details of what's new, and what has been fixed. We are told it relies on Qt 5.15 LTS, with links for more details.

https://9to5linux.com/lxqt-1-0-0-desktop-environment-released-after-8-years-of-development-this-is-whats-new

In Other News

Canonical Extends Reach of MicroK8s

Mike Vizard writes that Canonical has updated their "lightweight distribution of Kubernetes, known as MicroK8s" adding support for version 1.22 of Kubernetes, including a beta version that runs on IBM Z mainframes. Mike provides details of the product, including what differentiates it from other lightweight distributions of Kubernetes. Rob Gibbon of Canonical also says that Canonical is committed to providing Ubuntu as a Docker image portfolio.

https://containerjournal.com/features/canonical-extends-reach-of-microk8s/

Ubuntu On Air: Feedback-palooza! | Community Office Hours

"Um, you all had a LOT of feedback on the Discourse post for the last Office Hours. We need your help taking and sorting that feedback on the Desktop so we can put it to good use! Brush up your Miro and copy/paste skills and pitch in!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGtLsa-XJu8

Ubuntu On Air: Kernel Chat | YannickOnAir

"In this episode, Yannick chats with kernel engineer (and frequent UoA guest!) Andrea Righi and gets an introduction to the kernel. What is it? How is the sausage made, metaphorically? And how do engineers like Andrea debug the thing that makes your debugger work? A must watch for anyone who's interested in getting started with the Linux kernel."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYUIS4jggqk

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 136

"The road to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS begins so we look at some of its planned features plus we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, Mailman, Apport, PHP, Bind and more."

https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-136/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 167 - Debutant

"Um animado episódio do vosso podcast favorito, desta vez o Constantino e o Carrondo contaram com a companhia do Miguel Gomes, aka per_sonne, e estiveram os 3 a falar de mycroft, rádios vintage, routers, …"

https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/e167/

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, November 9, 8pm – 9pm

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit: https://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

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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