Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 762 for the week of November 13 - 19, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • NEW Ubuntu images on Intel processors
  • Cloud-init Release Schedule
  • UbuCon Asia 2022 - Schedules and Call for volunteers

  • Anbox Cloud 1.16.0 has been released
  • Release of cloud-init 22.4
  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

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Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140743 (+39)
  • Critical: 315 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 70411 (+23)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.11% (41013/1257)
  • German: 86.36% (43388/179)
  • French: 80.39% (62381/7018)
  • Spanish: 79.98% (63694/5786)
  • Swedish: 76.97% (73251/640)

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

NEW Ubuntu images on Intel processors

Edoardo-barbieri reports the release of new images available for Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server; released jointly by Canonical and Intel. A link to the Canonical press statement is provided, along with a quick summary of why this news is of interest if we're using Elkhart Lake, Tiker Lake, Ice Lake, or Alder Lake S and P processors. More links are provided for additional details.

Cloud-init Release Schedule

James Falcon provides the release schedule for Cloud-init; he warns us these dates are targets which may be amended slightly as required. We are told any changes will be announced on this thread and on the cloud-init mailing list.

UbuCon Asia 2022 - Schedules and Call for volunteers

Youngbin Han reminds us UbuCon Asia 2022 is only weeks away; he reminds us (with links) of the programs and where tickets can be obtained. Volunteers for field management are requested with supporting links provided.

Anbox Cloud 1.16.0 has been released

Ruth Fuchss reports the release of Anbox Cloud 1.16.0 on behalf of the Anbox Cloud team. We are given a link to the component versions, as well as a description of the various new extensive features and improvements found in this release. We are told there are no known issues, given a list of bug fixes, plus given links to upgrade Anbox Cloud or an Anbox Cloud Appliance.

Release of cloud-init 22.4

James Falcon tells us Cloud-init release 22.4 is available. We are given a list of the highlights in this release and the changelog too.

In the Press

Ubuntu snap updates will soon be able to be held temporarily and indefinitely

Paul Hill writes that "Canonical has announced that it's now possible to pause or stop automatic updating of snap packages on Ubuntu". We are told the snapd package is currently in the edge channel, plus the commands that are required to utilize this change. Command examples are provided.

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 23.04 “Lunar Lobster” Release Date Slated for April 20th, 2023

Marius Nestor gives us the release date of Ubuntu 23.04 'Lunar Lobster', as well as telling us the development cycle has started. Links to the release schedule and more are provided.

KDE Frameworks 5.100 Released with Many Improvements for Plasma Desktop and Apps

Marius Nestor writes that the KDE Project has released KDE Frameworks 5.100. We are given some details of the improvements found in this release, told of some bug fixes, and told to watch out for this update to our boxes.

KDE Prepares Push For Its New Goals: Accessibility, Environmentally Sustainable, Automate

Michael Larabel writes that at the KDE annual developer conference Akademy, the community goals were set: "software accessibility, environmentally sustainable software, and automating internal processes". We are reminded of a talk later this month to further these goals, with links for details on the talk set for 28 November 2022.

Canonical Releases New Ubuntu Linux Kernel Security Updates to Fix 16 Vulnerabilities

Marius Nestor writes about the recent new Linux kernels released by Canonical for all supported LTS releases of Ubuntu that fix various CVEs. We are given details of the CVEs fixed, who found the bugs and how they could be used maliciously to impact unpatched systems. Marius tells us the versions of the kernels that contain the patches, and reminds us to upgrade asap and reboot.

Windows Subsystem for Linux Has Reached v1.0 Stable Release

Sourav Rudra reminds us what WSL is, when it was released as preview status, and reports that the 'preview' no longer applies, with the product now labeled stable. We are given a short preview of the WSL history, with many links provided should we wish to explore more.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 221 - Ubuntu Summit 2022, o Rescaldo

"Carrondo e Constantino, os bravos do Podcast Ubuntu Portugal, sobreviveram a Ballroom, Karlins e Palmovkas! Ainda combalidos da desafiante Ubuntu Summit 2022, em Praga, trazem-vos mais 1 episódio onde vos contam tudo (o que pode ser contado…) sobre a Summit que realmente interessa. Preparem-se, porque vão ficar com pena de não terem lá estado!"

Late Night Linux: Episode 203

"Some great discoveries including traffic shaping, USB over IP, speech to text, and a funny Firefox extension. Plus Graham talks to Ken VanDine, the engineering manager for Ubuntu Desktop."

Linux Action News 267

"We tried Fedora 37 on the Pi 4, the Google surprise this week, and our thoughts on the WSL 1.0 release."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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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