Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 747 for the week of July 31 - August 6, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS delayed until August 11
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Community team @ GUADEC 2022 in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 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 22.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS delayed until August 11

Lukasz Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team reports that during testing of Ubuntu 22.04.1 release candidate images, a "unexpected issue" with OEM installations of Ubuntu Desktop was discovered. So this can be correctly fixed, the release has been delayed a week. We are reminded this doesn't impact existing users, and reasons are given for why the delay is used over just a 'hotfix'.

Further in the media:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139817 (+22)
  • Critical: 323 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 70010 (-19)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.10% (41016/1083)
  • German: 86.27% (43652/101)
  • French: 80.41% (62304/6899)
  • Spanish: 79.91% (63875/4298)
  • Swedish: 76.45% (74880/1329)

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

Community team @ GUADEC 2022 in Guadalajara, Mexico

Britt Yazel (bwyazel) relates his experiences in this year's GUADEC 2022 conference where Canonical was included as a Gold tier sponsor. Participating in the many rounds of talks was "Canonical’s very own Heather and Till". Brit notes that the Ubuntu booth was well attended with much swag dispersed. Special thanks are given to the many in the assist to get the booth materials transferred to Mexico and set up.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash

Simon Sherwood tells us GitLab has "reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year belonging to its free-tier users". We are reminded why GitLab had the plan, and that now instead of deleting the projects, they'll "move unused repos to object storage". Simon provides some leaked documents and details that exposes the event history on this decision. We are told this article will be updated if changes or more details come to light.

In the Blogosphere

Xfce’s Apps Update for July 2022: New Releases of Mousepad, Ristretto, Catfish, and More

Marius Nestor provides his roundup of the Xfce Project's accomplishments for July 2022, which start with a new Xfce Settings version 4.16.3. Next mention is Mousepad 0.5.10 with details of improvements and a couple of bug fixes. Other changes involved: Ristretto 0.12.3, Xfdashboard 0.9.91, Catfish 4.16.4, xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.8.3, and more. We are also advised that work continues on the Xfce 4.18 desktop, with some teaser details given for this work.

This GNOME Extension Brings ‘Material You’ Vibes to Linux Desktops

Joey Sneddon tells us about "'Material You Color Theming' GNOME extension" which "generates a patched version of GNOME desktop's stock libadwaita theme. It is accented by colours pulled directly from the desktop wallpaper". If you change the wallpaper, the new colors are used in the Adwaita theme impacting all GTK4/libadwaita apps. Joey notes he didn't find the exact "tone" "obvious or predictable" but its result can be pleasing soon enough. Some details are provided in making GTK3 apps work, as well as Flatpak apps, though Joey notes the apps require restart for them to reflect new chosen colors. We are reminded this requires GNOME 42, and does not impact Ubuntu's default Yaru theme. Whilst a 'reset' button will be added to the extension, Joey provides us with the details to accomplish this task ourselves in the meantime.

Give More Apps Rounded Corners with this GNOME Shell Extension

Joey Sneddon tells us of another GNOME extension, this time it'll give rounded corners to GTK3 apps, as well as others such as Electron apps. Whilst Joey acknowledges he's written about achieving this before, this is an easy extension that can be easily used or disabled as required. Giving us a list of the boasts of this extension, we are told of the customization of drop-shadows dialog which Joey felt most impressive, and we can 'blacklist' apps so they aren't touched. Joey provides some screenshots for us to look at, and suggests we store our own before-images (for comparison) before using it so we can truly appreciate what it does.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Marius Nestor reports that "Canonical published new Ubuntu kernel security updates for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS" fixing "four security vulnerabilities including a remote code execution". Marius mentions that Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (HWE) is now using the 5.15 kernel, and expresses his view on why this is good news, reminding us to upgrade our systems. We are provided details of the CVEs patched, who discovered the flaws, with links if we require more details.

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Preparing For Release With Retbleed Patched, Intel AMX, Other Fixes

Michael Larabel writes about Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS that was being prepared for release. Michael notes some of the fixes that are included in this new ISO, with a link for more details. Additionally, links are provided if we'd like to grab the RC (release candidate image) for early access - or to help test it ourselves.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 171

"This week we dig into what community sponsored security updates are all about, plus Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS gets delayed by a week and we cover security updates for MySQL, the Linux kernel, Samba, Net-SNMP and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 207 - Gerardo Lisboa (parte 1)

E207 Gerardo Lisboa (parte 1) "Em início de férias, estivemos à conversa com Gerardo Lisboa presidente da ESOP, Associação De Empresas De Software Open Source Portuguesas. Esta é a primeira parte da conversa, para a semana há mais!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, August 8, 7pm – 8pm

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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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