Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 755 for the week of September 25 - October 1, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) Final Beta released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Multipass roadmap planning - what are your ideas?
  • Still open: call for nominations for Ubuntu Community Council
  • Testing Ubuntu Release Upgrades
  • UbuCon Asia 2022 - Call for talks and workshops is now closed!

  • Ubuntu 22.10 Testing Week
  • Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Release Status Tracking
  • 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

Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) Final Beta released

Brian Murray on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team announces the beta release of Ubuntu 22.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud products. In providing some details of what is included, we are told it includes all flavors of Ubuntu [which now includes Ubuntu Unity]. Many links are provided, along with the reminder that it's still beta; thus bugs could be expected and should be reported.

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

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

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140305 (+41)
  • Critical: 322 (+3)
  • Unconfirmed: 70196 (-34)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.11% (41014/1067)
  • German: 86.34% (43449/269)
  • French: 80.38% (62403/6904)
  • Spanish: 79.98% (63700/4632)
  • Swedish: 76.96% (73302/543)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at:

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at:

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Hub

Multipass roadmap planning - what are your ideas?

Nathan Hart tells us Canonical is "beginning to plan our next six-month development cycle" for Multipass. This post asks for input from end-users on how the team can improve Multipass for 23.04 and beyond.

Still open: call for nominations for Ubuntu Community Council

Torsten Franz reminds us the Ubuntu Community Council is still seeking nominations, which is open until 30 September 2022 11:59 UTC. A link to the original page is included for details.

Testing Ubuntu Release Upgrades

Paride Legovini writes about testing the upgrade process from one release to another. Normal user testing is mentioned & drawbacks with it, thus introducing the automated upgrade tests available with the auto-upgrade-testing package. In providing details of this new tool, along with a brief introduction with using it, and some current limitations, we are told where the tool source exists, plus where bugs are being tracked.

UbuCon Asia 2022 - Call for talks and workshops is now closed!

Youngbin Han tells us the call for talks and workshops for UbuCon Asia is now closed. The submitted proposals are now being reviewed, which will take place until 12 October. Submitters will receive an email which will include a link for profile submission. Some details and graphs of the various proposals are provided, along with multiple links including if you need to contact the UbuCon Asia team.

Ubuntu 22.10 Testing Week

Heather Ellsworth tells us that Ubuntu and flavors are having another 'Ubuntu Testing Week', which will be from 29 September until 6 October 2022. We're told no changes to code will occur during this week to allow for focused testing and bug reporting. We are invited to join in on this bug hunt, with many links provided, including videos and links on how to help test.

Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Release Status Tracking

Brian Murray has started the Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Release Status Tracking document which shows the current blockers and other important issues related to Ubuntu 22.10's release.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Plasma Mobile Gear 22.09 Is Out for Your Phone and Tablet with a New Default Homescreen

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has released Plasma Mobile Gear 22.09, which includes a "default Homescreen designed for simplicity and one-hand usage". Other new features are detailed, as well as embedded video of it running on a Surface Pro 3, plus a link to the announcement page.

Xfce’s Apps Update for September 2022: Plugin Updates and More Work Towards Xfce 4.18

Marius Nestor in his monthly report applauds the beta release of 22.10 (Xfce 4.18 desktop environment), list the updates for Xfce Panel plugins and Xfce internal components. A link to the mailing list is provided for more details.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 179

"Finer grained control for unprivileged user namespaces is on the horizon for Ubuntu 22.10, plus we cover security updates for PCRE, etcd, OAuthLib, SoS, Squid and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 214 - Reentré, mais uma!

"Voltámos, cheios de saudades e, como todos os miúdos que regressam das férias, com um saco cheio de histórias. O Miguel está ansioso para mudar de casa, e pelas obras… Vai ser tão bom. O Constantino esteve nos locais mais inóspitos a gravar podcasts enquanto afina agulhas para o que virá a ser um centro Linux em Lisboa. Já o Carrondo fartou-se de passear e descobriu o Wakeboard!!!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, October 3, 7pm – 8pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, October 4, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, October 5, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, October 6, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, October 6, 10pm – 11pm

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

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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