Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 709 for the week of November 7 - 13, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Community Events 2022?
  • Mir News 2021-11-12
  • GNOME.Asia 2021 coming next week
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • 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: 138078 (+115)
  • Critical: 324 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 69057 (+48)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.03% (38724/1208)
  • German: 86.94% (42270/194)
  • French: 81.47% (59947/7118)
  • Spanish: 80.82% (62071/4342)
  • Swedish: 77.37% (73211/967)

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

Community Events 2022?

Monica Ayhens-Madon ponders about 2022, and whether there will be in-person events, before asking the question "What community events (aka non-corporate) should we have a presence at?", seeking responses from the Ubuntu community.

Mir News 2021-11-12

Alan Griffiths briefly highlights Gabriel Aguiar Noury's and Alan's recent webinar on Ubuntu Frame, providing links so we can watch, also with William Wold's work on the onscreen keyboard support for Mir and Ubuntu Frame, providing a link for that too. Next is mention of Ubuntu Frame on Ubuntu Server 21.10 when run on a Raspberry Pi 3 where some issues were discovered, with link and fix for those issues too.

GNOME.Asia 2021 coming next week

Youngbin Han writes to make us aware that Malaysia LoCo will host the GNOME Asia 2021 event. A link to the summit home page is provided for those desiring to register for this on-line event scheduled for November 20th to 21st.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Linux Kernel Security Updates to Fix 13 Vulnerabilities

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical's publishing new Linux kernel security updates that fix thirteen security vulnerabilities in all releases of Ubuntu. In providing the CVEs fixed, what releases are impacted, and how you may be impacted by the flaw if unfixed, we are reminded to apply all security updates as soon as possible, and reboot if required.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-20 Arrives on November 19th with Pixel 2 Support in the UBports Installer, More

Marius Nestor writes that the UBports Foundation is ready for testing of OTA-20 for Ubuntu Phone devices, prior to the official launch. Marius tells us of the fixes included in this OTA update, and we are also told the Google Pixel 2 is now easier to install. The final release is scheduled for 19 November 2021.

Ubuntu On Air: Let's Get Together! | Community Office Hours

"We're keeping our fingers and toes crossed for in-person events in 2022! So we're asking you, the community, what events we should (try to) be at next year - open source and otherwise. How can we support your events - virtual, hybrid, and in-person? Let's make some tentative plans to get together!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 137

"This week we look at some details of the 29 unique CVEs addressed across the supported Ubuntu releases in the past 7 days and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 168 - Batatas fritas

"O Miguel voltou! E voltou para falar de uma das suas especialidades: Raspberry Pi. O Constantino andou a não ver certos e determinados vídeos e o Carrondo cravou uma t-shirt aos senhores do Hacktoberfest."

Linux Action News 214

"Significant changes at GitHub, Ubuntu starts work on a new desktop tool, why WirePlumber is a big deal, and we bust some Red Hat FUD."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, November 15, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, November 17, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, November 17, 4pm – 5pm
  • Community Council: Wed, November 17, 11pm – Thu, November 18, 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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