Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 761 for the week of November 6 - 12, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Call for testing: ubuntu-frame
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140704 (-50)
  • Critical: 317 (-4)
  • Unconfirmed: 70388 (-23)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.11% (41013/1266)
  • German: 86.36% (43388/233)
  • French: 80.39% (62381/7039)
  • Spanish: 79.98% (63694/5979)
  • Swedish: 76.97% (73252/627)

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: ubuntu-frame

Alan Griffiths (alan_g) makes the call, advising: "This snap has been updated to the latest Mir release (2.10.0) and new features ... If no problems are identified we aim to promote to stable in a week".

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Strong support for Snap and Ubuntu Core as Canonical meet IRL

Liam Proven recaps some of Canonical's 2022 Ubuntu Summit topics as pertains to snap in the core install. Liam gives a short history of Snap development and the support structure; noting that Snap adoption in general appears to be widespread and that "snap looks unlikely to disappear any time soon".

Going Linux all the way on my hybrid-card laptop

Dedoimedo relates that in ditching Windows in his home setup he chooses Kubuntu 22.04 as that primary. He expounds on the background for his decision to switch and why the choice is Kubuntu. He calls this an "experiment", detailing the steps and problems encountered, as well as some atta-boys to the developers, to install and set up. A long thorough review, inclusive of many screenshots, finalizing as "the experiment exceeds my expectations... I feel, for the first time ever, that it might be possible, even enjoyable, for me to leave the Windows desktop behind without any great suffering or major loss of functionality."

No formal certifications? CUE the Ubuntu skills testing scheme

Liam Proven relays from Adrianna Frick's presentation at the Ubuntu Summit in respect to ubuntu's plan to alleviate regulatory certifications through Canonical Ubuntu Essentials (CUE); a free course. We are told of a "limited beta test of the first version, CUE: Linux with 100 places for volunteer testers, who will be the first to get certified".

In the Blogosphere

Microsoft Launches a Microsoft Teams PWA on Linux

Bogdan Popa reports that Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux as a PWA (progressive web app). Bogdan notes the differences in the app between Windows and Linux platforms, but, "Microsoft should undoubtedly continue the work on this front". As is, it is nearly a full featured offering.

In Other News

Apt++? Nala is Like Apt in Ubuntu but Better

Sagar Sharma advises of a new Apt interface: Nala, a Python-based front end for APT. Sagar summarizes with the remark that nala makes “it more human-readable and presenting only the relevant info with beautiful colors." That it is an enhanced, user-friendly tool for managing apt packages, available in the universe repository of Ubuntu (22.04 and later). Screenshots, install and use instructions are provided.

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Summit 2022

“Join us in Prague for the first day of the 2022 Ubuntu Summit.”

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 220 - Ubuntu Summit 2022

"Directamente de Praga, publicamos mais um episódio que gravámos antecipadamente para podermos disfrutar dos 3 dias de Ubuntu Summit sem interrupções nem preocupações. Apesar da nossa atenção estar na escolha da roupa interior e das camisolas que iríamos levar para a República Checa ficámos a saber como o Diogo consome conteúdos de um conhecido fornecedor de serviços de streaming."

Late Night Linux: Episode 30

“Why do we stick with Linux and FOSS, even when our faith is tested?"

Linux Action News 266

"Microsoft's new goodies for Linux users, the Ubuntu Summit wraps up, and our takeaways from the recent fireside chat with Linus Torvalds."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, November 14, 4pm – 5pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, November 15, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, November 15, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, November 16, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, November 16, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, November 17, 3pm – 4pm
  • Rencontrez Canonical à Cloud Expo Europe Paris 2022: 16 & 17 novembre 2022 -

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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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