Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 725 for the week of February 27 - March 5, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Call for nominations: Developer Membership Board
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Vote for the Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 Wallpaper Competition!
  • Ubuntu Testing Week March 3rd-10th
  • Linux Gaming in 2022
  • Other Community News
  • 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

Call for nominations: Developer Membership Board

Robie advises that there will be three open seats on the Developer Membership Board and thus the call for nominations to fill the vacancies. Robie provides the qualifications and advises candidates must be Ubuntu Core Developers or MOTU; whereas Members of the ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad will be eligible to vote. Nomination procedures are given and we are told that "voting will commence on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 and will last for approximately seven days, ending on or around Wednesday, March 30, 2022”.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138523 (+66)
  • Critical: 325 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69181 (+63)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.04% (38683/1104)
  • German: 87.08% (41798/49)
  • French: 81.51% (59825/7025)
  • Spanish: 80.89% (61817/4199)
  • Swedish: 77.55% (72646/894)

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

Vote for the Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 Wallpaper Competition!

Monica Ayhens-Madon (madhens) advises voting is now live for the Ubuntu 22.04 wallpaper contest. The voting link is provided, in which you must select your two favorites. Voting is presently open and the winners will be announced after March 10. The winners will be put on the release image before UI freeze.

Ubuntu Testing Week March 3rd-10th

Mike Royal reminds us that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS's release is about 7 weeks away, and as such asks that we start testing it now to find bugs so they can be addressed quickly. We are reminded it's alpha software. Mike gives us the beta release date and lists other milestones, along with various links so we can download different ISOs and record our testing.

The Planet

Linux Gaming in 2022

Bryan Quigley's "quick thoughts" on how the state of gaming will be impacted by several factors provides a thoughtful synopsis and forecast.

Other Community News

2021 “科创中国”开源创新榜单公布,优麒麟荣登两榜!

"在近期召开的 “科创中国”年度会议上,周济院士发布了 2021 “科创中国”开源创新榜单。在本次开源创新榜的评选中,优麒麟开源社区凭借着优秀的社区创新力、技术实力和社会影响力,从众多优秀开源社区和产品中脱颖而出,荣登十大中国开源社区创新榜单和开源产品榜单!“开源创新榜”面向中国开源行业领域,遴选具有创新性、贡献度和影响力的开源产品、社区、机构,旨在传播推广表彰年度优秀开源产品,激励从事开源治理、创"

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Meet Login Manager Settings, a New App to Customize Your GNOME Desktop’s Login Screen

Marius Nestor tells us about Login Manage Settings (gdm-settings) which is a new app by Mazhar Hussain written in Python and using GTK4 and libadwaita. We are told what it allows you to select, and given screen captures so we can see it in action, as well as a link so we can download and compile it ourselves. An AppImage exists of the app currently, as it doesn't yet exist in any released version of GNOME.

KDE Gear 21.12.3 Released as the Last in the Series with More Fixes for Dolphin and Ark

Marius Nestor relates the bug fixes, updates, and the notable changes within various KDE apps in this, the third maintenance update. Marius provides a link to the full changelog and advises the updates will arrive shortly in the software repositories.

‘Getting Things GNOME’ is a Flexible ToDo list & Tasks App for Ubuntu Linux

Ji m introduces a new task manager app for the GNOME desktop. He is quite impressed and gives a short tutorial on GTG's features and usage. Installation is via Flatpak.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 151

"This week we do the usual round-up of security vulnerability fixes for the various Ubuntu releases, plus we discuss enabling PIE for Python and preview some upcoming content on Ubuntu system hardening as well."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 184 - Bola de Cristal

"O mundo está diferente, mas o teu podcast preferido aqui está! Esta semana a conversa foi alimentada por equipamentos Zigbee, hardware – quase – aberto, compute modules, OpenWRT e robots de limpeza mais livres. E o gato do Miguel!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, March 7, 4pm – 5pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, March 8, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, March 9, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Community Council: Wed, March 9, 11pm – Thu, March 10, 12am
  • Community Office Hours: Thu, March 10, 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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