Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 727 for the week of March 13 - 19, 2022.

In this Issue

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

  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138348 (-25)
  • Critical: 327 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 69102 (+23)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.05% (38666/1104)
  • German: 87.14% (41610/24)
  • French: 81.51% (59825/7020)
  • Spanish: 80.91% (61755/4199)
  • Swedish: 77.57% (72584/970)

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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Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Frameworks 5.92 Improves Dolphin and KRunner, Plugs Memory Leaks, and Fixes Bugs

Marius Nestor writes that the KDE Project announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.92, and tells us how this improves the Dolphin file manager. We are also told of enhancements we'll find in KRunner, Spectacle and more. Also provided are some screenshots so we can see how these will look. Finally we are told of memory leaks that have been fixed.

Your First Look at Ubuntu 22.04’s Default Wallpaper

Joey Sneddon shows us what the new Ubuntu 22.04 default background image looks like, reminding us of the tradition of these wallpapers. Next Joey tells us what he sees in this wallpaper, contrasted with that tradition. We are also shown the three extra backgrounds that won the Ubuntu 22.04 Wallpaper contest.

These AI-Made Ubuntu Mascot Artworks are Incredible

Joey Sneddon writes about Simon Butcher's Ubuntu mascot artwork which was created by "feeding a list of Ubuntu codenames to an AI CLIP guided diffusion model". Giving us an embedded youtube video so we can watch the result that Joey describes as "phenomenal". We are told a little about the resources required to create it. Finally we're told of Martin Wimpress, Ubuntu MATE's lead, being so impressed by the AI-produced Jammy Jellyfish artwork that one will be included in the Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS release. Links and some pictures are included.

Ubuntu 22.04 Lets You Pick A Custom Accent Colour

Joey Sneddon writes that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will include UI accent colours we can choose in the Appearance settings panel. We are told users can choose one of ten shades currently taken from the Yaru palette, and told it colors more than just the Yaru GTK theme, impacting icons and is "respected within the Yaru GNOME Shell theme". We are also told of other UI changes, and provided pictures to help us better appreciate them.

Ubuntu On Air: A 'Quick' and Easy Guide to Testing | YannickOnAir

"22.04 is almost there. Do you want to try it before it gets released? Maybe hunt a bug or two? Improve a translation, maybe? Awesome! But, we don't all have a spare machine or an extra SSD that we can scratch to install the new shiny Ubuntu version. So what? Should you give up? Of course not! We've got you covered! Join Yannick on the UbuntuOnAir channels to find out how you can run a virtual machine with your favo(u)rite flavor in no time, and with no effort whatsoever !"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 153

"This week we bring you part 2 of Camila’s guide on Ubuntu server hardening, plus we cover vulnerabilities and updates in Expat, Firefox, OpenSSL, LibreOffice and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 186 - Hoje há pombo correio

"O Raspberry Pi faz 10 anos, o Diogo já tem conta no, o Carrondo descobriu que zero também paga IVA e o Miguel não conseguiu escavar um bunker. Tudo isto enquanto tentámos formar uma equipa de 0AD experimentando uma extensão Gnome para ajudar na gestão dos snaps…"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, March 21, 7pm – 8pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, March 22, 8pm – 9pm
  • Community Council: Wed, March 23, 11pm – Thu, March 24, 12am
  • Community Office Hours: Thu, March 24, 6pm – 7pm
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, March 25, 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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