Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 746 for the week of July 24 - 30, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Soft-freeze of jammy-updates for 22.04.1
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Call for testing: native messaging support in the Firefox snap
  • Compassionate doc
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • 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, and 22.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Soft-freeze of jammy-updates for 22.04.1

Lukasz Zemczak reminds us Ubuntu 22.04.1 releases next week, thus jammy-updates is being stabilized with RC images due end-of-week or Monday. Reminders are given to SRU members to avoid placing any packages in the jammy-updates/jammy-security queues without coordinating with the Ubuntu Release Team, at least until after release of Ubuntu 22.04.1 on 4th August 2022.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139795 (+35)
  • Critical: 323 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 70029 (-4)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.10% (41015/1071)
  • German: 86.26% (43678/102)
  • French: 80.41% (62305/6901)
  • Spanish: 79.91% (63871/4286)
  • Swedish: 76.45% (74877/910)

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: native messaging support in the Firefox snap

Olivier Tilloy (oSoMoN) advises that a fix for Firefox's snap Native Messaging feature is now available for testing on 22.04 (and upcoming 22.10). A link is provided so you can switch to the beta or edge channel and test other extensions; as the GNOME Shell integration extension and the KeePassXC Browser extension are tested. All feedback is encouraged.

Attention in the media:

The Planet

Compassionate doc

Bill Wear tells us Canonical’s aim is to be the "best open-source company in the world". Bill tells us he is here with Canonical and he wants "to write great documentation". Bill expresses many key points, along with his views, in developing documentation and requests reader feedback/suggestions. "Please tell us what you think. We’d truly like to know."

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Intel Begins Shifting 6th To 10th Gen Intel Processor Graphics To Legacy Support

Michael Larabel reports Intel is moving their 6th-10th generation Intel processor graphics to their legacy support model. We are told this will primarily impact Windows users, but also has some impacts for Linux users. Michael gives us some more details of what this means, including "only critical fixes and security vulnerabilities" will be fixed moving forward - with security fixes provided quarterly (instead of monthly). We are told the effects for Linux users are less, though it will likely mean less time is spent by Intel engineers in fixing Linux driver issues, and the possibility of reduced CI coverage for older graphics, but thankfully all code is open source.

Canonical Continues Working To Improve Its Steam Snap

Michael Larabel reminds us Canonical engineers are continuing to work on the Steam snap "for making that confined version of Valve's Linux game client viable and useful to Ubuntu gamers". The snap package is still 'beta', so hasn't replaced the debian package. We are told the latest fixes include "fixing HiDPi issues, addressing locale issues, and" more. Mention is made of the "kisak-core20" release the week prior which allows more "up-to-date Mesa drivers inside the Steam Snap" which are better for games running at "optimal speed". Links are provided for more details, or if you'd like to give the Steam Snap a try on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - July 29, 2022 14:00 UTC

“Thunderbird has been undergoing some major changes recently, and there are even more exciting design updates on the horizon. Come join us for the discussion with Ryan, the Product Manager at Thunderbird, and bring any questions you have for the Thunderbird project!”

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 170

"This week we’re diving down into the depths of binary exploitation and analysis, looking at a number of recent vulnerability and malware teardowns, plus we cover security updates for FreeType, PHP, ImageMagick, protobuf-c and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 205 - Sport Billy

"Em vésperas de férias (das gravações, não dos episódios) o Diogo descobriu, finalmente, as maravilhas do trabalho remoto e virou um nómada digital. O Miguel, muito mais conservador optou por fazer apenas boa companhia ao seu fiel amigo… O Carrondo baldou-se! Este é o último episódio gravado na semana em que é publicado, pelo menos até meados de Setembro, por isso: Boas férias para nós e até breve."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Technical Board: Tue, August 2, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, August 3, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, August 4, 10pm – 11pm

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Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 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 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027


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