Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 722 for the week of February 6 - 12, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Stepping Down
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - February 25, 2022 @ 5PM UTC
  • Plasma 5.24 available on Kubuntu 21.10
  • 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, and 21.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Stepping Down

Marc Deslauriers writes that after spending eight years on the Technical Board, it is time to step down, noting he "immensely enjoyed his time" on the board.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138280 (+42)
  • Critical: 331 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 69050 (-41)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.04% (38702/1500)
  • German: 87.02% (42003/123)
  • French: 81.50% (59869/7108)
  • Spanish: 80.87% (61890/4162)
  • Swedish: 77.45% (72949/909)

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

Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - February 25, 2022 @ 5PM UTC

Heather Ellsworth reminds us what the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba is, provides us a link to the previous month's Indabas, and tells us the next Indaba is on 26 February 2022, the time and that we can catch it on Youtube or Twitch. We are told it'll have Heather Ellsworth, Britt Yazel, Monica Ayhens-Madon, and Aleix Pol representing KDE, plus Kristi Progri representing GNOME. The discussion will be about the upcoming Linux App Summit (LAS); which is a joint conference hosted by KDE and GNOME. If you're unable to attend or watch in person, you can ask any questions on this thread.

The Planet

Plasma 5.24 available on Kubuntu 21.10

The Kubuntu Team is pleased to announce Plasma 5.24 is now available in the backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). With links to the KDE release announcement, we are also told how to install it, and given some important notices to read before installing, and told how and where to report bugs if any are found.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 5.24 Released With Wayland Support In Increasingly Great Shape

Michael Larabel reports that the KDE Project has released KDE Plasma 5.24, and will be a long-term-support (LTS) release. We are told the release includes many Wayland and other improvements plus fixes, and provided details of some. A screenshot and a link to the announcement is provided containing more screenshots or more details.

Plasma Mobile Gear 22.02 Is Out with Many Changes to the Plasma Mobile Shell and Apps

Marius Nestor writes that the KDE Project has released "Plasma Mobile Gear 22.02 software suite for the Plasma Mobile desktop environment". The release is "packed with great improvements", with us given descriptions of many of them, and a link to the release announcement should we need more.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-22 Is Coming February 18th with WebGL Support, Interactive Drawer Blur

Marius Nestor tells us the UBports Foundation has called out for testing of the OTA-22 update for Ubuntu Touch devices. We are reminded that work is progressing on the move of the product from a Ubuntu 16.04 base to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. We are walked through the various improvements found in this release, and given details if we're able to help with this testing, and told the full release is scheduled for 18 February 2022.

Ubuntu On Air: UbuCons and You!

"In this week's UbuntuOnAir, the Community Team talks to organizers from UbuCon Europe about their planning for a virtual UbuCon Europe 2023. David Negreira and Diogo Constantino will talk about how you, the community, can get involved!

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 148

"It’s main vs universe as we take a deep dive into the Ubuntu archive and look at these components plus what goes into each and how the security team goes about reviewing software destined for main, plus we cover security updates for Django, BlueZ, NVIDIA Graphics Drivers and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 181 - FOSDEM 2022

"No primeiro fim-de-semana de Fevereiro acontece habitualmente a FOSDEM, e no episódio seguinte a este fim-de-semana é habitual fazermos a análise e o balanço da FOSDEM. Nesta edição contámos com a ajuda dos nossos amigos Pedro Silva e Tiago Carreira."

Linux Action News 227

"A last-minute kernel patch for the Steam Deck, why Intel is supporting RISC-V development, and we go hands-on with Plasma 5.24."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Community Office Hours: Thu, February 17, 6pm – 7pm

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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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