Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 734 for the week of May 1 - 7, 2022.

In this Issue

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

  • Announcing the Multipass 1.9.0 release
  • Membership Board Meeting Signup
  • Why you should contribute to GitLab

  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.10, and 22.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139028 (+301)
  • Critical: 323 (-4)
  • Unconfirmed: 69520 (+176)

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


  • Ukrainian: 86.71% (41791/1619)
  • German: 86.03% (43936/754)
  • French: 80.20% (62293/7231)
  • Spanish: 79.29% (65154/5409)
  • Swedish: 76.04% (75381/946)

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

Announcing the Multipass 1.9.0 release

Christopher Townsend provides us with details of the new Multipass 1.9.0 release, which contains "significant additions". The additions are listed with a brief description, as well as a list of notable bug fixes. Within links to installers we are also told how to upgrade an existing system. We're also given the links should we need the full commit log, or need to leave feedback.

Membership Board Meeting Signup

Monica Ayhens-Madon (madhens) writes to advise on an alternative to applying for their board meeting. Due to an ongoing issue with logging into our wiki pages, Discourse has also been made available. Monica provides the instruction to apply via the Discourse thread.

The Planet

Why you should contribute to GitLab

Riccardo Padovani writes about his experience contributing to open source over the last ten years. With a reminder that contributing doesn't have to mean coding. Riccardo mentions he started with Ubuntu, the Italian Local Community, then Ubuntu Touch. Some of the reasons Riccardo recommends contributing are friends, fun, learning, giving back, and swag, before leaving us with some recommended tips.

Other Community News

Linux App Summit 2022

Sam Thursfield gives his "thoughts on LAS 2002". This report provides video and links , and covers talk highlights of Energy Conservation and Efficiency with Free Software by Joseph De Veaugh-Geiss, Flathub - now and next. Sam notes there was a larger presence from Canonical and expresses the view that they are growing the Desktop team, and bringing back Ubuntu Developer Summits; which he says is good news.

KMRE 再升级!你们想要的功能它来了~

"距离上一次 KMRE 版本更新已经有一段时间了,大家的使用体验如何呢?在上期 KMRE 更新新闻的结尾,我们发起了一轮投票,让大家选出各自最期待的 KMRE 新增功能。从统计数据可以看到,..."



Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 5.24.5 LTS Released with Even More Plasma Wayland Improvements, Bug Fixes

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has released KDE Plasma 5.24.5 bringing new improvements and fixing numerous bugs. Marius walks us through many of the upgrades we'll find in this update to KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS, as well as providing links to the full changelog if we need more.

Deb-Get is ‘Apt-Get’ for 3rd-Party Ubuntu Software

Joey Sneddon tells us Martin Wimpress has created a neat new tool for downloading the third party apps many of us love. We're told 'deb-get' is like regular 'apt' being able to handle dependencies, and includes options for updates, upgrades, purge and more. Joey gives us his view on this new tool, some example commands, and the Github page too.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 158

"Microsoft’s Nimbuspwn sets the Linux security media ablaze but where there’s smoke there’s not always fire, plus we bring you the first part of a 2 part series looking at some of the security features in the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 193 - Nuc-lear

"O Miguel quer muito ter um Jellyfish de bolso, mas está difícil… O Carrondo que ser o barão energético e cortar as amarras da rede, e o Constantino passou a semana com os calores. Nàda disto invalida que os 3 mosqueteiros já experimentaram o novo Ubuntu e até já têm opiniões fundamentadas!"

TuxDigital: 276

"This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to be giving you our take on the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and which flavors we liked the most. Then we’re going to discuss some impressive KDE Plasma mobile enhancements.”

Meeting Reports

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.10, and 22.04

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

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of life: April 2027


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