Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 714 for the week of December 12 - 18, 2021.

In this Issue

  • USN-5192-1: Apache Log4j 2 vulnerability
  • Maintenance of Launchpad team bug subscriptions
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Using Mir’s Wayland platform on GNOME
  • Anbox Cloud 1.12.2 has been released
  • Diátaxis, a new foundation for Canonical documentation
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • 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!

General Community News

USN-5192-1: Apache Log4j 2 vulnerability

This Ubuntu Security Notice details the flaw discovered by Chen Zhaojun with Apache Log4j 2, and reports the upgraded packages that contain fixes for CVE-2021-44228. Multiple links, including other USN notices are included.

Maintenance of Launchpad team bug subscriptions

Robie Basak writes; the Ubuntu Server Team now "use git to manage team subscriptions to packages in Launchpad". This notice of the changes is written to the Archive Team and gives details of what is changing, some reasoning behind the changes, and asks for suggestions that may help overcome any unintended issues, and notifies others that may also benefit from the developed script that is now used.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138130 (+35)
  • Critical: 324 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 68853 (+55)

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  • Ukrainian: 88.03% (38719/1334)
  • German: 87.00% (42050/24)
  • French: 81.49% (59894/7173)
  • Spanish: 80.84% (61997/4232)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (73040/930)

Hot in Support

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The Hub

Using Mir’s Wayland platform on GNOME

Alan Griffiths reminds us that Mir "has multiple backends". Alan briefly mentions them and why the Wayland platform was less useful for testing, and in this post discusses using it with the GNOME/Wayland desktop. He provides the commands to install a Mir compositor (egmde) and running the Wayland backend with Mir compositor.

Anbox Cloud 1.12.2 has been released

Ruth Fuchss reports the Anbox Cloud team has announced the release of Anbox 1.12.2. We are provided a link to the component versions, a list of new features, fixed bugs, and a link to upgrade instructions.

The Planet

Diátaxis, a new foundation for Canonical documentation

Daniele Procida conveys the reasoning to adopt the Diátaxis documentation framework, the four modes, and how they are implemented to achieve a distinctive structure. The work of restructuring the documentations has begun with the adoption of Diátaxis for technical properties. Daniele concludes with the promise "we’re going to put your needs first in our documentation".

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Will Reach End of Life on January 20th, 2022

Marius Nestor reminds us that Ubuntu 21.04 was released near eight months ago and is approaching its end of life; which is 20 January 2022. We are reminded of what we found in Ubuntu 21.04, and advised to upgrade if we're still using that release.

KDE Frameworks 5.89 Further Improves the Plasma Wayland Session, Fixes Many Bugs

Marius Nestor reports on the KDE Project’s release of KDE Frameworks 5.89. We are told of some of the new features that will improve our Plasma Wayland sessions, and other improvements and fixes within this release. The post includes some diagrams highlighting these improvements, with a link to the KDE announcements page for full disclosure.

Kdenlive Video Editor Gets a Blockbuster Update (Yes, New Pro Features)

Joey Sneddon writes about the new release of Kdenlive which is now even better. We are told of the new features we'll discover, including bugs that were fixed. Links are provided if we need more details or want to download or install the new release.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Community Party Hour!

"Let’s admit it. It’s been another long year and we could all use a bit of cheer. So for the last UbuntuOnAir of 2021, let’s have a party! Wear your most festive clothes and sips and snacks - we’ll bring some live music, thanks to Andrea Righi, who will also bring pastabot, his slightly cranky robot, decked out for the holidays. And read the Discourse post to learn more about - and participate in - the first Ubuntu Ugly Sweater contest!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 142

"Just in time for the holidays, Log4Shell comes along to wreck everyone’s weekend - so we take a deep dive into the vulnerability that has set the internet on fire, plus we cover security updates for BlueZ, Firefox, Flatpak and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 173 - Açorda de Marisco

"Carrondo em parte incerta, mas online e com fibra! Diogo e Miguel ansiosos por saberem, e aprenderem, o que sofre um cliente de um ISP português com um (des)apoio ao cliente amador roçando mesmo a anedota…"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, December 21, 8pm – 9pm

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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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