Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 740 for the week of June 12 - 18, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Developer Membership Board Election Results
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Core 22 is now available
  • Introducing the Ubuntu QA team
  • Anbox Cloud 1.14.1 has been released
  • 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, 21.10, and 22.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Developer Membership Board Election Results

Robie Basak tells us that "voting has concluded" for the Developer Membership Board (DMB) restaffing, and the "following nominees have been elected": Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak, Utkarsh Gupta, Thomas Ward & Robie Basak. We are told Dan Streetman had already stood down, and that the DMB thanks "them for their service".

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139527 (+17)
  • Critical: 321 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69840 (+42)

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  • Ukrainian: 86.71% (41809/1068)
  • German: 86.07% (43830/87)
  • French: 80.22% (62228/6995)
  • Spanish: 79.34% (65009/4349)
  • Swedish: 76.19% (74906/961)

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

Ubuntu Core 22 is now available

David Beamonte announces the release of Ubuntu Core 22, a "Ubuntu flavour optimized for IoT and edge devices". We are given a quick rundown of the product, and David provides a list of links for "further reading".

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

Additional attention in the media:

Introducing the Ubuntu QA team

Brian Murray makes us aware of the "newly formed Ubuntu QA team at Canonical" which is "focused on maintaining and improving some services .. used by Ubuntu developers .. to .. ensure .. quality". We are told both Brian Murray and Paride Legovini will be devoting their "full attention" to the role, and will start producing weekly status reports, and alert people to the changes on the development release in need of testing. We are invited to ask any questions we have within the post.

Anbox Cloud 1.14.1 has been released

Simon Fels reports the Anbox Cloud team has announced the release of Anbox Cloud 1.14.1. We are given a link to the component versions, a list of features & improvements, and a list of bugs. We are given many links for more details, including how to upgrade an existing Anbox Cloud deployment.

Other Community News

优麒麟受邀参加 LAS 2022 国际峰会,UKUI 平板模式惊艳亮相!

"2022 年 4 月 29 日-30 日,由国际两大主流自由软件桌面环境 GNOME 和 KDE 联合主办的Linux App Summit(LAS)峰会成功举行。优麒麟社区技术总监李剑峰代表优麒麟团队,出席本次峰会,..."


"为促进行业发展,营造良好的开源技术氛围,为我国开源产业发展注入新活力,南京软博会组委会于本月举办了全球开源软件创新产品评选活动。目前,经组委会严格筛选,优麒麟和 UKUI 符合申..."

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu Core brings real-time processing to Linux IoT

Steven Vaughan-Nichols notes that Ubuntu is known as a desktop OS, server OS & also as a Cloud OS; Steven notes Canonical is "a serious player in the Internet of Things (IoT) arena", with the new release of Ubuntu Core 22 bringing "real-time processing to the table". We are told how this is achieved and what it may mean for IoT applications, as well as some other features of Ubuntu Core that mean Ubuntu Core 22 "has the potential to be an embedded and IoT device game changer".

In the Blogosphere

KDE Frameworks 5.95 Released with More Than 180 Changes for Plasma and KDE Apps

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has released KDE Frameworks 5.95 "for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and KDE Gear app ecosystem". We are told it's "mostly bug fixes, but also various improvements" and given some examples of these, as well as a link to the full changelog. We are told to look out for it in the software repositories.

KDE Plasma 5.25 Desktop Environment Is Out Now, This Is What’s New

Marius Nestor reports on the KDE Project's release of KDE Plasma 5.25 desktop environment. Marius provides us with a list of many key new features, reviews some code rewrites and highlights other improvements with some screen pictures and embedded videos. We are also told the GNU/Linux systems where it can be found, which includes Kubuntu Backports PPA.

Proton 7.0-3 With More Games Running Well On Linux, Experimental Preps More Changes

Michael Larabel tells us Proton 7.0-3 is now stable, and reminds us how it'll help us to run windows games. It's also available for Steam Play, and we are given a list of windows games that will now play properly. We are told of some of the improvements included, and given a link to the changes on GitHub.

Distrobox: Try Multiple Linux Distributions via the Terminal

Pratham Patel makes us aware of Distrobox, a tool that allows "you to run any Linux distribution inside the terminal". Pratham gives an example that allows us to run something available in the AUR on our Ubuntu system. We are given details of how it works, and told it's available in Ubuntu 22.10 and later. If we're not running Ubuntu 21.10, commands are provided to get it for our existing system. Other examples are also given of how we can use it.

Stable Updates Back To Linux 4.9 Released For Intel MMIO Stale Data Vulnerabilities

Michael Larabel writes about the Intel "MMIO Stale Data" vulnerabilities. As the embargo has lifted, patches committed for Linux 5.19 are now working their way back to stable kernels as old as Linux 4.9. We are told this includes "Linux 4.9.319, Linux 4.14.284, Linux 4.19.248, Linux 5.4.199, Linux 5.10.123, Linux 5.15.48, and Linux 5.18.5". To be safe from the vulnerabilities both the kernel patch and updated firmware are required. Whilst no new firmware was released; Michael's testing reveals it likely was pushed in Intel's May 2022 CPU microcode updates. We are finally provided a means to check if our system is protected.

Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Kernel Updates to Patch Intel “MMIO Stale Data” Flaws

Marius Nestor alerts us to Intel disclosing a series of hardware vulnerabilities discovered by security researchers that impact their processors as disclosed on 14 June 2022. These flaws have resulted in new firmware updates to mitigate the issues, and Canonical has released Linux Kernel security updates for all supported releases that fix three of the four Intel vulnerability CVEs. The CVEs are mentioned, along with a short description of the flaws, plus a list of impacted processors provided via a Intel link, as well as kernel versions that include these fixes for Ubuntu releases. We are advised to upgrade our systems.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 164

"More Intel CPU issues, including Hertzbleed and MMIO stale data, plus we cover security vulnerabilities and updates for ca-certificates, Varnish Cache, FFmpeg, Firefox, PHP and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 199 - Eurocépticos

"Carrondo verticalizou-se ao nível dos ratos enquanto o Diogo andou a fazer caça aos bugs no site dos CTT e o Miguel esteve a banhos. A conversa prosseguiu sobre a intenção, renovada, de se monitorizarem as conversas que temos em linha, com o pretexto de se protegerem as crianças de ameaças, desta vez por parte da Comissão Europeia."

Linux Action News 245

"We get the details behind Thunderbird acquiring K-9 Mail, share the best new features of Plasma 5.25, check-in on Ubuntu's RISC-V development status, and discuss Photoshop coming to Linux via the web."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, June 24, 4pm – 5pm

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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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