Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 719 for the week of January 16 - 22, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Membership Boards Call for Nominations
  • Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) End of Life reached on January 20 2022
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.12.4 has been released
  • UbuntuOnAir Topic Proposals

  • Ubuntu MATE 21.10 for GPD Pocket 3
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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, and 21.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Membership Boards Call for Nominations

Torsten Franz reminds us what Ubuntu Membership represents, and tells us the Ubuntu Membership Boards needs two new members. We are given the requirements for the position, and told how we can nominate someone or ourselves. We are told nominations should be made before 30 January 2022.

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) End of Life reached on January 20 2022

Brian Murray of the Ubuntu Release Team reminds us that Ubuntu 21.04 was released 9 months ago, and that Ubuntu 21.04 reached "End of Life" on 20 January 2022. We are told what this means, and given links so we can upgrade to Ubuntu 21.10 if we have not already done so.

Media’s attention:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138172 (-103)
  • Critical: 329 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69005 (-43)

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  • Ukrainian: 88.04% (38702/1501)
  • German: 87.02% (42003/51)
  • French: 81.50% (59869/7088)
  • Spanish: 80.85% (61965/4161)
  • Swedish: 77.45% (72949/905)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

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The Hub

Anbox Cloud 1.12.4 has been released

Ruth Fuchss reports the Anbox Cloud team has announced Anbox Cloud 1.12.4. We are given a link so we can see the component versions, plus the bug that is fixed, and upgrade instructions. Links are provided if we require more details too.

UbuntuOnAir Topic Proposals

Monica Ayhens-Madon writes after the UbuntuOnAir video cast, where suggestions for future topics were requested, and reports many great suggestions. We are told the UbuntuOnAir wiki page will be revamped. The current list of the Ubuntu On Air suggestions is provided.

The Planet

Ubuntu MATE 21.10 for GPD Pocket 3

In a release announcement, Martin Wimpress reports "that the Ubuntu MATE team have released images for the GPD Pocket 3" and he thanks the team at GPD who provided sample hardware for the team to work on. Along with pictures and links, we are told some of the features and tweaks to give an optimized experience. A link is provided for additional details as well as to download this latest image.

Additional media attention:

Canonical News

In the Press

Dean Howell, of Neowin, reports that Qt has announced "support for ads in client-side applications". We are given an example of what this could mean, though it's added that KDE users are unlikely to see adverts in KDE's core applications. However, Dean notes it's possible for distributions to use it for monetizing their work. We are told of other users of Qt (Blackberry with QNX) that may make use of this support for ads.

In the Blogosphere

GNOME 40.7 Improves Window Tracking, Multi-Monitor Support, and Wacom Tablet Mapping

Marius Nestor writes that the GNOME Project has announced GNOME 40.7 with "more improvements and bug fixes". We are told what these new features & fixes are, and provided links should we wish the source code. We are told it will receive support until March 2022.

KDE Enjoys Improvement For Much Better NVIDIA Wayland GBM Experience

Michael Larabel tells us a "QtWayland module change has landed" which should greatly improve the KDE desktop on modern NVIDIA cards with GBM API support. We are given details of this change, with reports of no breakage from those who've been testing it, and given links if we'd like more details.

New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Systems, Update Now

Marius Nestor reports that Canonical has published a new security advisory warning that CVE-2022-0185 impacts all supported releases and kernels. We are given details of this CVE, and how it could be misused by attackers, and are advised to upgrade our systems as soon as possible. We are also provided a command which can mitigate the security issue.

Further attention in the media:

Ubuntu On Air: Let's Collaborate on Content | UbuntuOnAir

"It's a new year, and the Community Team wants your feedback, ideas, and suggestions on what you want to watch, learn, and even create on UbuntuOnAir in 2022. The only bad feedback is no feedback, so tune in and let us know what you think about how we can make UbuntuOnAir even better for the community."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 179 - Que Sera, Sera

"Continuamos a recolha das melhores e mais perspicazes previsões relacionadas com tecnologias, Ubuntu e outras cenas. Não tarda nada (uns 50 episódios) descobrimos quem ganhou!"

TuxDigital: 181

"On this episode of This Week in Linux, PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition, Extension Manager App for GNOME, Exploring System76’s COSMIC Desktop Environment, Slackware Linux RC3, Linux Mint & Mozilla Partnership, Firefox 96 & Firefox Major Bug Found, Developer Sabotage’s Own Projects, Desktop Environment In A Browser, God of War Now On Steam (via Proton), Steam Deck On Track for February, Humble Bundle Removing Linux from Trove. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!"

Destination Linux: 261

"This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re joined by Nate Graham from KDE to talk about Plasma and all things KDE. Then we’re going to discuss an exciting announcement from Pine64. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, January 24, 7pm – 8pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, January 25, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, January 26, 4pm – 5pm
  • Community Council: Wed, January 26, 11pm – Thu, January 27, 12am
  • Community Office Hours: Thu, January 27, 6pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, January 28, 5pm – 6pm

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Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 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 21.10 Updates

End of life: July 2022


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