Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 754 for the week of September 18 - 24, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Second Kinetic Kudu test rebuild
  • Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Beta milestone reminder
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • 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

Second Kinetic Kudu test rebuild

Graham Inggs reports the second test of Kinetic Kudu was started on 14 September 2022 for all architectures and components. It has completed for main on all architectures, also finished for universe/multiverse for amd64, i386 and ppc64el, however still running for other architectures.

Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Beta milestone reminder

Graham Inggs reminds us Ubuntu kinetic kudu (22.10) is nearing the beta milestone, with beta freeze on Monday. A request is made to get as much as possible into the 'release pocket' before freeze, to help ensure the beta is as close to final product as is possible.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140264 (+79)
  • Critical: 319 (+4)
  • Unconfirmed: 70230 (+9)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.09% (41074/1081)
  • German: 86.31% (43557/356)
  • French: 80.38% (62405/6906)
  • Spanish: 79.90% (63953/4657)
  • Swedish: 76.95% (73342/970)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

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Other Community News

Plasma 5.26 Beta available for testing

This post asks if we're running Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, or Kubuntu 22.10; as if we are, we can add the beta release of Plasma 5.26 via PPA and help test it. With the KDE disclaimer on using pre-release software, the commands are given that allow us to use it. We are given procedures for reporting any bugs found, links for more details, and details of how we can help testing. We are thanked for helping test the product.

Introducing GNOME 43, “Guadalajara”

The GNOME project proudly presents GNOME 43 "Guadalajara", with the name in "recognition of the work done by organizers of GUADEC 2022". We are given a description of some of the new features and improvements, along with some window shots. Many links are provided, including a link to the GNOME ISO image so we can try it now, if we're unwilling to wait to test on our normal distributions. A link is provided should we wish to join in the GNOME work.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Users Get New Linux Kernel Security Updates That Patch 15 Vulnerabilities

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical publishing new Linux kernel security updates for all supported releases of Ubuntu that address 15 vulnerabilities. Marius gives some details of what releases are impacted by various CVEs, who discovered the flaw - how it can be misused if left unpatched - and those kernels for each release with the patches included. We are advised to patch our systems as soon as possible and reboot.

Ubuntu 22.10’s New Wallpaper is an Absolute Knock-Out

Joey Sneddon tells us the default wallpaper for Ubuntu 22.10 has been "revealed". We are told the new "custom designed background image" is as expected of the African kudu. We are told it's a "carefully-rendered image" fitting with the past, but this time without "rigid geometry or bisecting circles" unlike prior images. We are told we needn't use the 22.10 image to appreciate the image though, giving us details on where we can find it so we can use it now.

Mesa 22.2 Graphics Stack Brings Improvements for Halo Infinite, Minecraft, and Other Games

Marius Nestor reports on the massive updates found within this open-source graphics drivers initiative. Marius lists the major highlights, new Vulkan and control extensions, and improvements for video games; as well is noted that this release "improves support for Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 5700 XT GPUs". A link to the full release notes is provided for full details.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - September 23, 2022

This Indaba includes Heather Ellsworth, Philipp Kewisch, Sergio Schvezov (@sergiusens), Claudio Matsuoka (@cmatsuoka). "There has been a new snap base released: core22! And there have been some major changes to the snapcraft build tool with snapcraft 7! So come and join two experts on those changes, to ask any question you have, learn how you can update your snaps to utilize core22, and find out what developments to expect in the future!"

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 178

"You can’t test your way out of security vulnerabilities (at least when writing your code in C), plus we cover security updates for Intel Microcode, vim, Wayland, the Linux kernel, SQLite and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 206 - Bruno Miguel

"Ainda em férias, estivemos à conversa com o Bruno Miguel, pela segunda vez… Conforme prometido, eis a repetição da conversa com fantástico Bruno. Falámos sobre múltiplos assuntos mas destacamos a sua participação no projecto Fosshost, bem como todas as boas práticas de um experimentado utilizador do software Logseq."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, September 27, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, September 27, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, September 29, 3pm – 4pm
  • KDE Akademy: Oct 1 – 7, 2022
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, September 30, 4pm – 5pm

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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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