Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 765 for the week of December 4 - 10, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Edubuntu Revival
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Asia 2022 - report

  • UbuCon Asia 2022 Korea参加レポート

  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu @ FOSDEM 2023: Call for Volunteers
  • 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

Edubuntu Revival

Erich Eickmeyer tells us he and his wife Amy would like to "revive Edubuntu with Amy as flavor lead and myself [Erich] as technical lead/MOTU". We are told of the motivation for this (Ubuntu Summit & more), and in this post some of the mechanics of reviving Edubuntu are addressed. Erich requests the Ubuntu Technical Board to aid re-establishing the flavor. Numerous details of what is intended for Edubuntu are provided in this post.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140765 (+980)
  • Critical: 314 (-9)
  • Unconfirmed: 70480 (+157)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.13% (40947/1283)
  • German: 86.39% (43301/76)
  • French: 80.62% (61645/6925)
  • Spanish: 80.06% (63425/4546)
  • Swedish: 76.98% (73231/596)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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LoCo News

UbuCon Asia 2022 - report

Mark Esler gives us a report on UbuCon Asia 2022 telling us "UbuCon Asia and Ubuntu Korea LoCo organizers did a phenomenal job". Many links are provided should we wish to view photos, videos, and more, with three talks recommended to be watched.

UbuCon Asia 2022 Korea参加レポート

Naruhiko Ogasawara, a speaker at UbuCon Asia 2022, gives us a report. This post is written in Japanese.

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

Ubuntu @ FOSDEM 2023: Call for Volunteers

Philipp Kewsch informs us the Ubuntu Community Team is making a call for volunteers to help out at FOSDEM, in-person in Brussels on 4-5 February 2023. We are reminded what FOSDEM is, and told of the Ubuntu table and what help is required. Further provisions are details for sponsorship, and a link to apply to be a volunteer. We are reminded deadlines are approaching fast.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Fresh version of Xfce, the oldest Linux desktop of them all, revealed in Xubuntu builds

Liam Proven writes about Xfce version 4.18 which is fast approaching release, and tells us you can 'try it' using Xubuntu 23.04 daily images. With comparisons of other flavors of Ubuntu, the discussion moves to Xfce history, and highlights some of strengths that Xfce can provide for its users. The final summary concludes that "Xfce 4.18 looks better than ever".

In the Blogosphere

KDE Gear 22.12 Improves Dolphin, Gwenview, Kate, Kalendar, KDE Connect, and Many Apps

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has released KDE Gear 22.12 software suite for KDE Plasma and other projects. This post tells us of the many improvements found in various specified applications, before we're given a link to the full changelog for more details. We're told KDE Gear 22.12 will be supported until March 2023 with the next updated version due on 5 January, 2023.

KDE Frameworks 5.101 Released - Development Now Focuses On KDE Frameworks 6

Michael Larabel advises us that with the release of KDE Frameworks 5.101, development on the series is ended (maintenance updates moving forward) and the focus shifts to that of KDE Frameworks 6. Brief mention is given to the 5.101 changes/fixes/depreciations/updates. Michael ends by providing a link to Volker Krause's blog for the details on the KDE Frameworks 6 branching.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 184

"This week we cover Mark Esler’s keynote address from UbuCon Asia 2022 on Improving FOSS Security, plus we look at security vulnerabilities and updates for snapd, the Linux kernel, ca-certificates and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 224 - Esculpir o Miolo

"Enquanto o Miguel (sim, ele está de volta) e o Carrondo andam entretidos com tomadas inteligentes ou burras, o Constantino andou a ver vídeos da Ubucon Asia, do(s) webinar(s) À Conversa Com Professores de Informática e dos streams do Tiago Carreira sobre o advent of code. Também se falou sobre o futuro Lunar Lobster e os planos para a próxima versão do Xubuntu."

Ubuntu Unity 22.10 Review | Unity is back from the DEAD!

"This is the all-new Ubuntu Unity 22.10. The newest addition to the Official Ubuntu Flavors brings the nostalgic unity desktop back and I'm thrilled. The stunningly gorgeous looks, simple and sleek user interface, quick and nimble performance. Ubuntu Unity has it all. Unity which was the main desktop of Ubuntu a decade ago, was also a big reason for ubuntu to become the most popular Linux distro. It was that good. And Now, Unity is back after 6 years with an impressive makeover."

Ubuntu Marcos Costales: S06E03 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

"Javier Teruelo, Lorenzo Carbonell y Marcos Costales charlamos sobre la última LTS: Ubuntu 22.04"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, December 12, 4pm – 5pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, December 13, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, December 13, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, December 15, 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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