Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 760 for the week of October 30 - November 5, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Call for nominations: Ubuntu Technical Board
  • Lunar Lobster is now open for development
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Call for testing: mir-kiosk, mir-test-tools, egmde
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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, 22.04, and 22.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Call for nominations: Ubuntu Technical Board

Merlijn Sebrechts on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council makes the call for nominations to the Ubuntu Technical Board. We are reminded what the Ubuntu Technical Board is, and told the current board members terms expire "end of the year". Thus five people are required for the new board for a term of two years. Provided are the eligibility requirements, details of what is required - including links for more details, and how to apply. Submissions are open till 17 November 2022.

Lunar Lobster is now open for development

Graham Inggs announces Lunar Lobster is now open for development. A large influx to auto-sync is expected and help is requested "with fixing any breakage that occurs". The release schedule is provided and noted that Python 3.11, OpenJDK 17, and Perl 5.36 are supported with a "good number of packages in lunar-proposed that need fixing for these additions".

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140754 (+42)
  • Critical: 321 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 70411 (+33)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.11% (41014/1244)
  • German: 86.36% (43388/233)
  • French: 80.39% (62381/7036)
  • Spanish: 79.98% (63694/5979)
  • Swedish: 76.97% (73252/616)

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: mir-kiosk, mir-test-tools, egmde

Alan Griffiths makes a call for testing mir-kiosk, mir-test-tools and egmde, providing version numbers and a note they've been updated for the latest Mir 2.10.0 release. Details on how to test are provided, with a request to leave any problems in this thread, with the expectation of release to stable in a week.

Other Community News

Xfce 4.18pre1 released

Alexander Schwinn reports the release of Xfce 4.18pre1, giving details of the packages enclosed within, links to the tarballs, release notes and a request to test.

20 Best KDE Plasma Themes for Your KDE Desktop

Mehedi Hasan notes KDE themes are created daily thus can be overwhelming; so to aid users, this post provides a discussion of twenty of the best KDE Plasma themes. A link to a prior post is given if you're not aware of how to install/use themes, along with commands needed if PPAs are required, or links to the KDE store if all you need to do is a click download. Screenshots of the themes are included.

This week in KDE: Big brain KRunner

Nate Graham's weekly report relates the changes, new features, improvements, significant bugfixes, and additions within this desktop. Honors are given to those who made these contributions, and links are provided to enable anyone to contribute to the KDE effort.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

What You Should Know about the New OpenSSL Vulnerability

Ari Eitan reports that users of OpenSSL 3.0 will need to upgrade to 3.0.7 asap due to discovered flaws. We are told the fix was available on 1 November 2022. Ari provides a link to the originator’s announcement, along with other details - including a list of GNU/Linux distributions using impacted versions.

Linux world gains ability to repair exFAT drives

Liam Proven reminds us the FAT file-system is still needed. Liam relates the historical need to purchase a license to use it before a free open source means was available, and then Ubuntu users could mount exFAT partitions with the 5.4 linux kernel. We are told the "forthcoming version 1.2" of exfatprogs will include "a fsck.exfat command that can repair filesystem damage". We are reminded the tool already existed, but only reported damage in prior versions.

In the Blogosphere

Add Notifications, Media Controls & Audio Streams to GNOME Quick Settings

Joey Sneddon reports a new GNOME extension allows you to "tweak the layout, appearance and functionality of the new Quick Settings menu in GNOME 43". Whilst readers may note this may be familiar given an article written by Joey only last week, with new add-ons there is more. Joey describes how it can be useful, giving examples plus screenshots, before noting you'll need Ubuntu 22.10 to make use of it.

Xfce’s Apps Update for October 2022: Thunar Gets More New Features Towards Xfce 4.18

Marius Nestor advises us that the developer focus is on the upcoming Xfce 4.18 release. Wherein Thunar file manager, xfce4-panel, and Windowck plugin received updates and new features. Marius provides a roadmap link to the "Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.18 Development Cycle" and tells us the relevant milestone dates.

LXQt 1.2 Desktop Environment Released with Initial Wayland Support, Various Improvements

Marius Nestor remarks that LXQt 1.2 is a major update, introducing initial support for the Wayland display server. Further noted are improvements and new features for the file manager, improvements in the QTerminal terminal emulator, additions to the LXQt Panel, updates to LXQt Power Management, and a note that there are various bug fixes. A link is provided for additional details with the advice that LXQt 1.2 should be available in the repo in the coming weeks.

This tool adds current Weather in Top-Bar Clock in Ubuntu 22.04

Ji m apprises us of the Weather O’Clock extension for gnome-weather that places the info in center of the top panel. Screenshots and install instructions are provided.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - November 4, 2022

This Indaba came live from Prague, and included Heather Ellsworth (@hellsworth), Brian Murray (@bdmurray), Łukasz Zemczak (@sil2100), and Sebastian Bacher (@seb128) talking about the Ubuntu release process, including taking questions from the post or the live stream. It also included Ken VanDine (@kenvandine) stepping in to provide an update on Steam.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 219 - a EMule Da Comprativa

"Neste episódio, o Miguel regressou de uma gripe para se confrontar com uma turbamulta de populares com archotes e forquilhas pedindo a sua cabeça e o Diogo aproveitou para falar de Redes Sociais, Revolução Francesa, Mastodontes e Instâncias e no fim ainda houve tempo para falar um bocadinho de Ubuntu, Comunidades e novidades wimpressionantes."

This Week in Linux: Episode 216

"...we check out the 22.10 release of the Ubuntu Flavours, the latest release of Flatpaks format, a new distro from Tuxedo Computers, plus some interesting news from the GNOME project and the Linux kernel itself,..."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Ubuntu Summit: Nov 7 – 9, 2022
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, November 8, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting: Thu, November 10, 3pm – 4pm

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

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, and 22.10

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

Ubuntu 22.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2023


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