Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 730 for the week of April 3 - 9, 2022.

In this Issue

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

  • Call for testing: ubuntu-frame 60-mir2.7.0 (apparmor logs silenced)
  • security things in Linux v5.10
  • Other Community News
  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138396 (-32)
  • Critical: 329 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 69107 (-33)

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  • Ukrainian: 88.05% (38666/1220)
  • German: 87.16% (41543/25)
  • French: 81.54% (59734/7021)
  • Spanish: 80.92% (61725/4254)
  • Swedish: 77.57% (72584/898)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

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The Hub

Call for testing: ubuntu-frame 60-mir2.7.0 (apparmor logs silenced)

Michał Sawicz makes a 'call for testing' for ubuntu-frame 60-mir2.7.0 which contains "the hardware-observe interface auto-connected to avoid high volume of logs from libinput". It is noted that this "should not affect existing usage". The command to install it is provided, and we're told it's expected to be promoted to stable in a week's time.

The Planet

security things in Linux v5.10

Kees Cook provides a report on 'security things' that he found interesting in the Linux Kernel 5.10 released in December 2020. Covered are AMD SEV-ES, x86 static calls, network RNG improvements, SafeSetID handles GID, improving the kernel's internal checking of file contents are more.

Other Community News

22.04 LTS preview - New upgrade of Ubuntu Kylin's self-developed application

We are reminded the Ubuntu Kylin team has developed more than twenty applications that benefit their users with more choice, and are presented a video of Ubuntu Kylin 22.04 LTS that highlights how many of those applications will look in the forthcoming release. A quick summary of UKUI and Ubuntu Kylin is also provided.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu 22.04 has arrived and it's one of the best releases from Canonical yet

Jack Wallen starts by telling us that Linux desktop use continues to grow, and Ubuntu is part of the reason why. We are told that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is currently in beta testing, and is scheduled for release on 21 April 2022, and is a long-term-support release. We are told it contains GNOME 42 and given some reasons as to why it's special, including showing us some pictures. We are reminded libadwaita is replacing libhandy and what this may mean, before the post moves to Core App changes. Jack concludes that he has found it one of "best releases to come from Canonical".

The next major Ubuntu release is here, with a bunch of handy upgrades

Sead Fadilpašić reports that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is available for download as a beta product. We are told it contains GNOME 42 with Libadwaita support; with a reminder that that is a replacement for the GTK3-based libhandy library. Next we are told it contains a "performance boost" due to triple frame buffering, has hardware accelerated browsing with GNOME web browser, and the 5.15 linux kernel. Links are provided.

In the Blogosphere

Xfce’s Apps Update for March 2022: New Releases of Orange, Xfdashboard, Xfce Terminal

Marius Nestor gives us the March 2022 "Xfce's Apps Update“ which includes the news that Orange 4.16 is out with the Xfce calendar app now fully GTK3, with a new icon as well as some bug fixes. We are told the GlobalTime and Orage panel plugins are now deprecated and planned for removal. A new Xfce Terminal emulator is out; as well updates for Xfdashboard, xfce4-diskperf-plugin, and xfce4-screenshooter are included. A link to the official mailing list provided for additional details.

Linux's Speculation Handling Was Messed Up After Resuming From Suspend For Boot CPU

Michael Larabel reports on a fix related to systems resuming from S3 suspend and restoration of the "MSRs for the boot CPU around handling speculative execution mitigations". Michael explains the vulnerability this caused that has now been addressed with the fix hitting Linux 5.18 on Git. The fix is "marked for back-porting to currently supported Linux stable kernels".

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Ready With Mesa 22.0, Early Intel Arc Graphics Enabled & Amber Added

Michael Larabel writes that Ubuntu 22.04 LTS has "transitioned from the former Mesa 21.3 series to Mesa 22.0" for open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers. Michael further adds Mesa 22.0.1 is in the Jammy archive with a patch for enabling Intel DG2/Alchemist discrete GPU PCI IDs to provide support for Intel's Arc Graphics with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop. Michael expresses an opinion that whilst many patches are backported; support may still be better using a 5.17 or 5.18 kernel, but we'll have to wait and see if that's the case. Other Mesa changes are mentioned, with links provided for more details.

Dash to Panel Adds GNOME 42 Support

Joey Sneddon reports that Dash to Panel now supports GNOME 42, which means it's usable in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. We are reminded what the extension does, and Joey adds it runs well on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS beta, before noting the extension can't currently be added through the firefox snap. So if you want to try it out, Joey suggests the Extensions Manager. Joey adds the Ubuntu team is working on fixing the firefox gnome extensions regression.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04? Look Out for These Features in 22.04

Joey Sneddon reminds us Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release is getting close, and includes the benefits found in Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04 & Ubuntu 21.10. Joey notes a total of 20 new features, changes and improvements we'll see in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. A summary of each of the twenty changes is provided, along with screen images for us to look at, before noting there are more improvements than just the twenty Joey has chosen to highlight.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 156

"This week we bring you the TL;DL (too-long, didn’t listen 😉) version of Camila’s recent 4-part Ubuntu hardening series, plus we look at security updates for Twisted, rsync, the Linux kernel, DOSBox, Tomcat and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 189 - Indy

"Começámos por prestar esclarecimentos em relação ao SoundCloud, o Carrondo comprou umas tomadas muito pouco inteligentes, e o Constantino decidiu voltar a investir em guarda roupa… A Volla prepara um novo telefone e o Ubuntu Techinical Board está à procura de novas caras."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu 22.04 Final Freeze: Thursday, Apr 14, 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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