Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 741 for the week of June 19 - 25, 2022.

In this Issue

  • First Kinetic Kudu test rebuild
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Call for testing: ubuntu-frame version 69-mir2.8.0
  • Current status of LightDM
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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

First Kinetic Kudu test rebuild

Graham Inggs reports "the first rebuild of Kinetic Kudu was started on June 17, 2022 for all architectures, all components". We are told it completed for "all architectures for the main component" and is still running for "universe and multiverse". We are provided a link for the results, asked to "also look at the superseded builds". With another rebuild of GCC 12, we are also asked to help fix any build failures.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139589 (+62)
  • Critical: 322 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 69866 (+26)

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  • Ukrainian: 86.71% (41809/1068)
  • German: 86.07% (43830/87)
  • French: 80.22% (62228/6995)
  • Spanish: 79.34% (65009/4358)
  • 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

Call for testing: ubuntu-frame version 69-mir2.8.0

Alan Griffiths reports the "Ubuntu Frame candidate has been updated to support testing on an (X11) host desktop environment running on Nvidia". We are told it should not impact existing usage, and asked to switch to the 'candidate' channel for testing, reporting any problems on this thread. We are advised it's expected to be promoted to stable in a week.

Current status of LightDM

Robert Ancell reminds us LightDM "is a cross-desktop display manager that was developed by Canonical" that was used for Ubuntu releases from 11.10 through 17.04. It now suffers from "bit rot" due to lack of development resources applied to it. This post makes us aware of the GitHub development site, and reminds us to file bugs, and make pull requests; links are provided.

Other Community News


"6月24日,以“创开源之势 享无境未来”为主题的中国首个桌面操作系统根社区openKylin发布会在线上成功举行,观看量超200万,openKylin社区正式发布。openKylin社区旨在以“共创”为核心,在开..."

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu Touch OTA-23 is coming: Have a rummage in the drawer – can you test it?

Liam Proven tells us the UBPorts community are in the final stages of completing OTA-23 and has put out a call for testers. Providing a list of devices that will run it with different levels of support highlighted in this post, we are also provided a link so we can order a new Volla phone with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed.

In the Blogosphere

KDE Plasma 5.25 Desktop Gets First Point Release, Multi-GPU Support Improved

Marius Nestor writes that KDE Plasma 5.25.1 has been released with "bug fixes and improvements". We are told of some of the fixes included, some "interesting" changes, and provided a link to the full changelog on the 52 changes included.

Ubuntu Developers Have An Idea For Handling The Over-Eager Systemd OOMD App Killing

Michael Larabel reminds us Ubuntu 22.04 LTS shipped with systemd-oomd running by default on desktops, and the problem this has caused for some users. Michael dwells on the recent discussions on tuning the configuration. He relays discussions in respect to constraints for upstreaming some changes; as some 'avoided services' are only avoided when killing is needed - where owned by root which doesn't apply to desktop apps. We are told of Nick Rosbrook's "preliminary pull request to upstream systemd that will allow ManagedOOMPreference to work for all cgroups". It looks like this change will "go forward upstream", but there will still be further work needed for apps launched by GNOME Shell or Snapd. Numerous links are provided.

This Tool Allows to Customize Ubuntu 22.04 GNOME Desktop with Advanced Settings

Ji m introduces a tool to further customize the Ubuntu desktop. He lists many of the tool's capabilities along with brief installation tutorials.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 165

"This week Camila dives into the details on some of the most prolific buzzwords flying around the cybersecurity community, plus we cover security updates for BlueZ, the Linux kernel, Intel Microcode, QEMU, Apache and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 200 - 200 commits

"Parabéns a você / Nesta data querida / Muitas felicidades / Muitos anos de vida. / Tenha tudo de bom / O que a vida contém / Tenha muita saúde / E amigos também. Este episódio foi uma festa, entre amigos como se quer. E venham mais 200 commits!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 27, 4pm – 5pm
  • Community Council: Wed, June 29, 11pm – Thu, June 30, 12am

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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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