Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 729 for the week of March 27 - April 2, 2022.

In this Issue

  • [Update] Ubuntu Technical Board Call For Nominations
  • Developer Membership Board Election Results
  • Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) Final Beta released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu 22.04 Testing Week
  • The Keys to Successful Bug Reporting
  • 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

[Update] Ubuntu Technical Board Call For Nominations

Torsten Franz advises that as the original nomination deadline has been deemed as too short, consequently the deadline is extended to Thursday, April 7th, 2022, at 23:59 UTC.

Developer Membership Board Election Results

Robie Basak reports on the Developer Membership Board restaffing results which have Sebastien Bacher, Brian Murray and Lucas Kanashiro being elected, replacing Simon Quigley, Rafael D. Tinoco and Eric Desrochers. Thanks is expressed to the members who have stepped down having completed their service.

Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) Final Beta released

Łukasz Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team announces the beta release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop, Server and Cloud products. Łukasz gives some background and other factual details, including the flavors involved with this release. Many links are provided for more specific knowledge on upgrading to this release, downloading, testing and reporting bugs, and more.

This release was widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Interested in the flavors? Release announcement as follows:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138428 (+22)
  • Critical: 331 (+5)
  • Unconfirmed: 69140 (+2)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.05% (38666/1220)
  • German: 87.16% (41543/24)
  • French: 81.51% (59821/7104)
  • Spanish: 80.92% (61725/4254)
  • Swedish: 77.57% (72584/898)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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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 22.04 Testing Week

Britt Yazel tells us Ubuntu and flavors will be participating in a Ubuntu Testing Week from March 31st to April 6th, 2022. We are invited to download a daily ISO and give it a test, recording the result on the ISO tracker. We are provided with links to watch Alan Pope do it via some youtube video links. We are also given some quotes from the Ubuntu Podcast on testing, and told it's a "great way to begin contributing to Ubuntu".

The Planet

The Keys to Successful Bug Reporting

Britt Yazel writes that bug reporting is a key component of successful open source projects. We are told this article is based on an interview with Ubuntu "extraordinaire" Sebastien Bacher, and covers the basics "in writing concise and effective bug reports". We are reminded it's a person who reads the reports, thus they should be clear, and contain only the required information. We are given an example of a good report, with some reminders of what to avoid. Additionally, we are given some clues on seeking help, and told of some tools used to file bugs.

Other Community News

22.04 LTS爆料现场 - 优麒麟自研应用全新升级!是心动的感觉!

"为丰富和完善优麒麟用户的生态需求,优麒麟社区在积极推动主流软件厂商参与 Linux 生态建设的同时,也在加快推进自主研发用户需求较高的系统应用进程。截至目前,优麒麟团队已经自主研发了 20 余款应用程序,为用户带来了更多的选择和体验。 在本次社区即将发布的 22.04 LTS 版本操作系统中,优麒麟多款自研应用全新升级!功能更全!体验更佳! 话不多说,赶快一睹风采~"

Ubuntu Kylin 22.04 LTS Preview - UKUI 3.1 practical interface exposure, brief but not simple!

Limy66uk writes that the preview video of UKUI 3.1 was "well received", by providing a reviewer's comment and an embedded video that we can watch. We are reminded what UKUI is. Next we are told about Ubuntu Kylin, and that the next release will be Ubuntu Kylin 22.04 LTS due out in April 2022.

With more details provided in the following post:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

‘Extension Manager’ GNOME App Adds New Features, New Icon

Joey Sneddon informs us that a new update (0.3) to the Extension Manager app has rolled out on Flathub. Joey highlights the change in the icon, notes it lets you read user reviews - including star ratings, and that it lets you install extensions that don't match your version of GNOME Shell too. A special note is that it will bypass current issues with the snapped version of firefox included with Ubuntu 21.10 and later.

‘App Icons Taskbar’ Puts Running Apps in GNOME Shell’s Top Bar

Joey Sneddon tells us this extension is another way of achieving a single-panel setup with GNOME Shell. We are given details of how it works, and that it requires GNOME 42 as found in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Ubuntu Users Get Small Linux Kernel Security Update with Only Two Flaws Patched

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical publishing kernel security patches for all supported releases of Ubuntu addressing two security vulnerabilities. We are given the CVEs patched, how our systems could be exploited if unpatched, the kernel for each release containing the patch, and advised to upgrade our systems asap, and reboot.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 155

"It’s an off-by-one error in the podcast this week as we bring you part 4 of Camila’s 3-part Ubuntu hardening series, plus we look at security updates for Thunderbird, OpenVPN, Python, Paramiko and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 188 - Ápêpê 1000

"São tempos de mudança! …pelo menos para o outro podcast do Carrondo. Já o Firefox do Miguel continua doente e o Constantino foi ao Algarve, mas a fingir. Há novidades, para variar, no mundo UBPorts e o Mark vai à próxima Indaba. E a brincar a brincar já estamos quase em Abrl, mês de LTS!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

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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