Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 728 for the week of March 20 - 26, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Technical Board Call For Nominations
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 Wallpaper Competition Winners!
  • Cloud-init SRU 22.1-14 released into Bionic, Focal, and Impish
  • Anbox Cloud 1.13.1 has been released
  • Ubuntu K and L Release Schedules
  • Removal of gnome-shell-extension-* from Universe (and stop auto-syncs)
  • A New Logo for Ubuntu Studio
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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

Ubuntu Technical Board Call For Nominations

Torsten Franz reminds us of the role the Ubuntu Technical Board fills, and alerts us to a vacant seat on that board. The requirements for applicants are provided, as well as some details on what is required; including links for more details. We are told nominations are now open and will close on Wednesday 30 March 2022 with details on how to nominate provided.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138406 (+58)
  • Critical: 326 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69138 (+36)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.05% (38666/1104)
  • German: 87.16% (41543/24)
  • 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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The Hub

Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 Wallpaper Competition Winners!

Monica Ayhens-Madon thanks all who "participated and voted" in the Jammy Jellyfish wallpaper competition, and shows us the winners. As well as the finalists, honorable mentions are given for the entries we won't find included by default on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS image.

Cloud-init SRU 22.1-14 released into Bionic, Focal, and Impish

Brett Holman tells us that Canonical has finished SRUs of cloud-init version 22.1-14 into Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 & Ubuntu 21.10, and will make it into cloud images "in the next few days". Details are provided about the updates and changes.

Anbox Cloud 1.13.1 has been released

Ruth Fuchss reports that the Anbox Cloud team has announced the release of Anbox Cloud 1.13.1. A link to the list of component versions is included; as well as a list of new features & improvements, a list of bugs fixed, along with upgrade instructions.

Ubuntu K and L Release Schedules

Brian Murray has published the schedules.

Removal of gnome-shell-extension-* from Universe (and stop auto-syncs)

This is an old thread that has 'stepped into the news' because of Jeremy Bicha's latest post which shows a "proposed allowlist of GNOME Shell Extensions" - broken into sub-lists, and notes everything not on the provided lists will "no longer be available as a Ubuntu package". This Discourse thread annotates the difficulties of maintaining extensions, opening a discussion amongst the relevant Community Boards to what sublist Ubuntu will maintain.

The Planet

A New Logo for Ubuntu Studio

Noting firstly that Ubuntu has a freshened logo, the Ubuntu Studio team announces their new logo, in accordance with Ubuntu’s, which will be seen with the release of Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS. Two versions are shown in this post: both an inline and stacked version, before noting it's been twelve years since the logo was last changed.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with Nvidia 510: Wayland session also for GeForce under Gnome 42

Theodore Meeks alerts us that in the Ubuntu 22.04 release Nvidia now also supports the Wayland session for those utilizing the Nvidia 510 driver or higher. Theodore explains that this support is due to implementation of Generic Buffer Manager (GBM) within the Gnome Display Manager (GDM 3) update from Gnome 42. Additionally he highlights the hardware enablement stack roadmap and touches on GTK 4 apps availability.

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Users Receive a New Major Linux Kernel Update, 22 Security Flaws Patched

Marius Nestor updates us on Canonical's release of major Linux kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu releases that will fix 22 security vulnerabilities. As usual: the CVEs fixed, details of discovery, impacted releases and how unpatched systems could be exploited are provided. Along with the details of patched kernels, we are reminded to upgrade our systems asap and reboot.

Ubuntu 22.04 Adds Additional Color Options

Ankush Das apprises us of the latest refinement with the addition of an accent color tweak to further the personalization of the desktop. Screenshots are provided denoting how to make the effects.

Ubuntu 22.04 Won’t Skimp on Wallpapers After All

Joey Sneddon writes about a User-Interface Freeze exception request that may allow for the inclusion of more wallpapers being found on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installs. Joey gives reasons as to why he feels this is a good thing, and gives some discussion on wallpapers, competitions and judging said competitions.

GNOME 42 Released! See What’s New in the Desktop of Ubuntu 22.04

Ji m reminds us GNOME 42 is out, and that it's available in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and writes about (and shows us with pictures) some of the reasons we'll love it. We are reminded of the GTK4 and libadwaita changes that have taken place, and how we'll see both the old (GTK3) and new (GTK4) effects in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS because of decisions made by the Ubuntu development team. Finally we're recommended to go and try the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS daily for ourselves.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba

"What happens when you train an AI to make stunningly beautiful art just from a phrase, and then turn it loose on all of the Ubuntu animals? Some gorgeous and mysterious and mind-boggling artwork, that's what! Join Heather and the Community Team as they talk to Simon Butcher, the brilliant mind behind these images, about his background in computing, especially on Ubuntu, and how it led to this most recent project. Maybe he'll even create some art for us during the stream!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 154

"It’s PIE🥧 for everyone this week as Python finally becomes a position independent executable for Ubuntu 22.04, plus Camila brings you the third part in her Ubuntu server hardening guide and we cover security updates for FUSE, Bind, Apache, the Linux kernel and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 187 - Manda-me o logo por e-mail

"O Miguel decidiu fazer upgrade ao seu Pi, não correu bem! O Diogo tirou o pó a um Thinkpad e o Carrondo quer repensar o seu BQ M10FHD. Analisámos o novo logotipo do Ubuntu, na nossa visão de não-designers, a nova versão do lxd sem esquecer o clássico QEMU."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu 22.04 Beta Freeze: Monday, Mar 28, 2022
  • Ubuntu 22.04 Beta: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022

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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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