Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 756 for the week of October 2 - 8, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Canonical launches free personal Ubuntu Pro subscriptions for up to five machines
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Akademy 2022 in Barcelona Day 1 Talks
  • Engineering transformation through documentation
  • Other Community News
  • 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

Canonical launches free personal Ubuntu Pro subscriptions for up to five machines

Canonical announces the expansion of the security maintenance and compliance subscription plan to now encompass home and small businesses as a beta offering. Ubuntu Pro is a free tier of support covering "more and more of the wider open-source landscape under private commercial agreements". Quoted endorsements of the plan are provided as well as advisories of tools for compliance management and auditing. Subscription types, optional support, as well as added pay plans are discussed; with links for more information.

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

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140338 (+33)
  • Critical: 318 (-4)
  • Unconfirmed: 70158 (-38)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.11% (41014/1088)
  • German: 86.36% (43392/269)
  • French: 80.39% (62399/6905)
  • Spanish: 79.98% (63700/4632)
  • Swedish: 76.96% (73302/567)

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 Planet

Akademy 2022 in Barcelona Day 1 Talks

Jonathan Esk-Riddell tells us "Akademy is back, online and in person". We are told it was in "warm and sunny" Barcelona, and given some notes from talks Jonathan went to. We are given some details of Qt6 from Volker Hilsheimer's keynote, a goals talk by Adam Szopa, Aleix's talk about apps, and more. Some talks get covered in detail.

Engineering transformation through documentation

Daniele Procida updates us on the "ambitious documentation plans" which includes "increasing the number of Technical Authors at Canonical four-fold". Some mention of the problems with documentation in software engineering is discussed, plus how Canonical will deal with this by increasing from 6 current technical authors, to at least 28. Some requirements of Technical Authors are covered, with a link to the job description if interested.

Other Community News

Ubuntu Summit 2022

We are told Ubuntu Summit is a chance to "learn and speak about the amazing work" occurring in the Ubuntu ecosystem. We are told registrations are open, with speaker abstracts due 7th October, with the event happening 7-9 November 2022 at Prague, Czech Republic. Links are provided including to submit a new abstract, or to register now.

[Debian] General Resolution: non-free firmware: results

Kurt Roeckx, Debian Project Secretary, announces the result of the general vote. Debian will henceforth permit the inclusion of non-free firmware in the installer to support system hardware. A link for the details is provided.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Researchers Warn of Unpatched, Actively Exploited Zimbra Flaw

Lindsey O’Donnell-Welch writes of the long standing remote code execution vulnerabilities in Zimbra’s enterprise collaboration software and email platform. Though no patch is currently available, Ubuntu is not affected! The flaws (CVE-2022-41352) are within the cpio utility and as ubuntu has progressed to the pax archive utility package to scan inbound emails, "Ubuntu-based Zimbra installations are not vulnerable by default".

In the Blogosphere

Intel Laptop Users Should Avoid Linux 5.19.12 To Avoid Potentially Damaging The Display

Michael Larabel tells us "Intel laptop users running Linux are being advised to avoid running the latest Linux 5.19.12" as it can "damage your display". In providing us with details of what occurs, we are given quotes from Intel’s Linux kernel engineer Ville Syrjäl mailing list post who recommended reverting the patch. We are told Greg Kroah-Hartman "immediately released Linux 5.19.13 with the problematic Intel graphics patches reverted".

What’s New in Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’

Dave Mckay writes about Ubuntu 22.10, telling firstly about the release, and with some detail, of what he sees in the beta release. Dave notes "You might feel straight at home, but there are plenty of changes when you start to explore". Plenty of screen pictures are included, with many details of improvements over prior releases: including fixing wireless dropouts, PulseAudio replaced by Pipewire, 5.19 kernel, GNOME 43 and much more, including links.

Canonical launches Ubuntu Pro beta

"We're pleased to announce that Ubuntu Pro, the expanded security maintenance and compliance subscription, is now offered in public beta for data centres and workstations. In this video, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth highlights the company's community commitment and mission to make open source more easily consumable by everyone."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 215 - É Fruta ou Chocolate!

"Esta semana o Miguel estava um bocado stressado, mas o Diogo trouxe novidades com propriedades calmantes. Falou-se sobre o Centro Linux e dos testes às Librebox, a beta do Kinetic Kudu, novidades do Ubuntu Unity, do UBports Ubuntu Touch, das novidades ainda quentinhas do Nextcloud Hub 3 anunciadas na NextcloudConf 2022 e de uma agenda recheada de eventos novos que são um tónico para os nervos…"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, October 11, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, October 11, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, October 13, 3pm – 4pm

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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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