Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 766 for the week of December 11 - 17, 2022.

In this Issue

  • New Ubuntu Technical Board
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.16.1 has been released
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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

New Ubuntu Technical Board

Torsten Franz reports on the election result; a link to the poll is provided. The following people are elected to the Ubuntu Technical Board:

  • 1. Steve Langasek
  • 2. Łukasz Zemczak
  • 3. Alex Murray
  • 4. Robie Basak
  • 5. Sebastien Bacher

These members will serve for two years, with a "big thank you to all the candidates who stood up to help make Ubuntu better".

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140768 (+3)
  • Critical: 313 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 70480 (0)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.13% (40947/1158)
  • German: 86.39% (43301/76)
  • French: 80.62% (61640/6882)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63414/4463)
  • Swedish: 77.00% (73153/586)

Hot in Support

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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

Anbox Cloud 1.16.1 has been released

Ruth Fuchss, on behalf of the Anbox Cloud team, reports the release of Anbox Cloud 1.16.1. Along with a link to component versions, a quick summary of new features and improvements is provided. Ruth gives additional links for more details. A list of bug fixes, and a link to upgrade instructions are also provided.

Other Community News

Xfce 4.18 released

Alexander Schwinn, on behalf of the Xfce development team, announces the long awaited release of Xfce 4.18. Alexander lists the core component versions; as well as links to the tarball, release notes, and an online tour of the visual changes.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

This GTK4 Fork of Ubuntu’s Desktop Icons Extension is Neat

Joey Sneddon tells us the 'Gtk4 Desktop Icons NG' "extension is a direct fork of the regular Desktop Icons NG extension that Ubuntu has shipped with since Ubuntu 21.04". We are told why we'd want to use this new fork, given some screenshots/captures which show what benefits it gives, and finally given a link so we can add it to our Ubuntu 22.10 or later system.

Ubuntu 23.04 Dev Builds Now Look a Pinch More Appealing…

Joey Sneddon describes the latest builds of Ubuntu 23.04 as "more luscious than usual". We are told "Ubuntu devs have decided to ship a bespoke desktop background to be used exclusively in development builds". We are reminded that it's typical for the background to use the prior cycles wallpaper until just before UI freeze, then told how Simon Butcher has taken the words "lunar" and "lobster" to create the new wallpaper design. We are shown the image, and given a link to download it so we can have a look, or use it right now.

First Look at Ubuntu 23.04’s Brand-New Desktop Installer Written in Flutter

Marius Nestor writes that with Ubuntu 23.04, Canonical is "ready to deploy" the brand new Ubuntu Desktop installer written in Google's Flutter UI SDK. We are reminded the new installer was announced back in February 2021, and whilst it's been around for awhile now, it was only available via a special ISO image. Some screenshots of the installer are provided, with a note that the images still match Ubuntu 22.10, having not been updated yet. Marius provides a link so we can download the daily and give it a look, and states "it looks and feels great".

In Other News

Try Ubuntu Daily Builds on Windows With Ubuntu Preview for WSL

JT McGinty writes that "Ubuntu Preview for the Windows Subsystem for Linux lets you check out fresh builds of Ubuntu". JT tells us this puts users at "the cutting edge of upcoming releases". We are told how you can install WSL, then Ubuntu Preview, and given many screenshots of the process and the first run, including how to update it, before being told there is "plenty more to explore".

Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - December 16, 2022

Heather Ellsworth reminds us what the Ubuntu Indaba's are, and where the word Indaba comes from, then tells us this last Indaba for 2022 includes Aaron Prisk (@aaronprisk ), Jay Lacroix, Nathan Haines and Heather Ellsworth (@hellsworth) herself. "While we’re all gearing up for some time off at the end of the year, what better way to spend it than with a good book about Ubuntu! We will have two authors on this month’s Indaba, to talk about their Ubuntu books. Jay LaCroix wrote 'Mastering Ubuntu Server 2' while Nathan Haines wrote 'Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users'".

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 185

"For our final episode of 2022, Camila is back with a special holiday themed discussion of the security of open source code, plus we hint at what is in store for the podcast for 2023 and we cover some recent security updates including Python, PostgreSQL, Squid and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 225 - Autopinheiro

"No final de 2022, temos novidades: vamos abrir um stand de automóveis! … mentira! O Constantino continua à volta das suas visualizações de vídeos no youtube enquanto tenta resolver os problemas no e-mail enquanto o Carrondo esteve a dar amor ao seu Home Assistant e a perder o amor a uns quantos euros… O Miguel, por sua vez, meteu água!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, December 20, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, December 21, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, December 21, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, December 22, 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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