Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 710 for the week of November 14 - 20, 2021.

In this Issue

  • Main inclusion requirement process - updated templates
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.12.0 has been released
  • Discussion: UbuntuOnAir schedule

  • The future of documentation at Canonical
  • 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

Main inclusion requirement process - updated templates

Christian Ehrhardt alerts users to a new "easier and more consistent" template and rules used by the MIR process. With a brief discussion on the past processes, we are told how the new process has removed duplication, and simplified processes that should speed things up. Numerous links are provided, with MIR bug reports still using the same link as before.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138148 (+70)
  • Critical: 323 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69118 (+61)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.03% (38724/1082)
  • German: 86.94% (42260/209)
  • French: 81.47% (59947/6978)
  • Spanish: 80.82% (62052/4035)
  • Swedish: 77.38% (73178/858)

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

Anbox Cloud 1.12.0 has been released

Ruth Fuchss writes that the Anbox Cloud team has announced the release of Anbox Cloud 1.12.0. In providing a link for component versions, we are told of various new features and improvements, a known issue, plus a list of bug fixes. Upgrade instructions are also provided.

Discussion: UbuntuOnAir schedule

Ian Weisser notes occasional surprise with new UbuntuOnAir ‘cast appearing without his being able to find a schedule. To fix this, Ian has proposed a schedule to be created on the Community Hub in wiki format; which has since been created. The interactive link has been added to this initial proposal and discussion.

The Planet

The future of documentation at Canonical

Daniele Procida briefly introduces documentation, the importance of it, and how it is difficult to get and keep right. We are introduced to the "documentation transformation project" which is a "long-term-project". Four key areas are then discussed: firstly it's direction (including the Diátaxis documentation framework), second it's care (attitude and discipline), then execution (the craft), and fourthly equipment (tools used).

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Touch OTA-20 Released for Linux Phones, Here’s What’s New

Marius Nestor reports on the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-20 update for Ubuntu Phone devices from the UBports Foundation. It's still based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but has some new features for some listed devices, along with bug fixes which are provided. A list of new devices the UBports installer now works with is also included.

Ubuntu On Air: Canonical Chats | YannickOnAir

"Community host Yannick Mauray sits down with one of the many Canonical employees in the Ubuntu community to get to know more about them, how they got started with Linux and Ubuntu, and what they do at Canonical to keep our favourite operating system going!"

Ubuntu On Air: Introduction to Flutter | DiogoOnAir

"The Flutter SDK by Google is the Open Source UI toolkit to create native applications with one codebase. What is Flutter and why should you care about it? At the end of the talk, you will understand the decisions behind Flutter, why it is so different from other mobile development tools and platforms and why so many developers are addicted to it. We’ll start by understanding the architecture of Flutter, the basic elements, and tackling the reason for picking Dart language for developing Flutter. If we have time I will present some code for a Flutter elementary application but I will give more priority to Q&A."

Ubuntu On Air: Meet the Penguin Corps! | Community Spotlight

"The Community Team sits down with some of the hardest working Ubuntu support staff in middle school! Distinguished teacher Stu Keroff introduces the Community Team to members of the Penguin Corps - a Linux club for students in grades 5-8 who learn about Linux and Ubuntu by refurbishing computers for people in need. Learn about their current initiatives, a pilot 1:1 laptop program and a student-administered checkout cart, and get inspired by the next generation of the Ubuntu community!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 138

"This week we discuss some of the challenges and trade-offs encountered when providing security support for ageing software, plus we discuss security updates for the Linux kernel, Firejail, Samba, PostgreSQL and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 169 - Vau

"Parcerias, constrangimentos nos fornecimentos, vídeos sobre kubernetes, e actualizações falhadas. Foi disto que se falou esta semana, isto e muito mais…"

Linux Action News 215

"A desktop from Linux past has a surprising update this week, AlmaLinux pulls ahead of the pack, and Canonical ships software for the Apple M1. Plus, the new tech in SteamOS 3 that might make it a great desktop OS."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, November 23, 8pm – 9pm

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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