Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 767 for the week of December 18 - 24, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • UbuCon Asia 2023 - Looking for interested local team

  • Proposal: Remove Archive Manager from default install
  • Ubuntu community Mastodon instance
  • Ubuntu Redefined Wallpapers Pack
  • Lubuntu 23.04 Now Uses PipeWire! Info you should know + Call for Testing

  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • 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: 140789 (+21)
  • Critical: 312 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 70537 (+57)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.13% (40947/1156)
  • German: 86.39% (43301/97)
  • French: 80.62% (61639/6879)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63413/4462)
  • Swedish: 77.00% (73153/576)

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

UbuCon Asia 2023 - Looking for interested local team

Youngbin Han advises that UbuCon Asia work continues with the 2022 accounting expected to be done prior to the end of 2022, but moves on to UbuCon Asia 2023 with a request for "Call for interests"; for the next city, local community or team to host UbuCon Asia 2023. Giving details of what is required, submissions are open now and until 14 January 2023.

Proposal: Remove Archive Manager from default install

Jeremy Bicha reminds us "GNOME 41 dropped Archive Manager (file-roller) from GNOME Core" and the reason for it, thus Jeremy proposes that it be dropped from the default Ubuntu Desktop install. Jeremy tells us how we can test it out, and the support he noticed it misses, with a note that he'd likely install file-roller himself in the future.

Ubuntu community Mastodon instance

Alan Pope (popey) tells us he has set up a Mastodon server for Ubuntu Members. Links for more details, or to sign up, are provided.

Ubuntu Redefined Wallpapers Pack

Allan Carvalho announces the release of the Ubuntu Redefined wallpaper pack. We are told it is a set of 23 wallpapers made on a smartphone, for use on all Ubuntu products, flavors and remixes, including UBPorts Lomiri. We are told they are 7680x4320 resolution, shared under Creative Commons license. A link is provided, and we are told they are created to portray a sense of community, caring for the environment, plus care of mental health.

The Planet

Lubuntu 23.04 Now Uses PipeWire! Info you should know + Call for Testing

Aaron Rainbolt tells us Lubuntu has migrated away from Pulseaudio, moving to PipeWire audio in the Lubuntu 23.04 release. This post is written for current users of the Lubuntu development product, warning they'll need (currently) to manually remove two packages to ensure the switch to PipeWire fully occurs. Bluetooth support is mentioned, with a request for users to test it reporting any differences they experience on this thread. A note on instability is mentioned when using QEMU and certain hardware, with a request for user testing also.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Patch now: Serious Linux kernel security hole undercover

Steven Vaughan-Nichols reports on a new Linux kernel bug as discovered by Zero Day Initiative. We are told it's serious & requires immediate patching, impacting the 5.15 kernel. We are given details on who developed ksmbd, how the flaw in existing code can be utilized by malicious code, along with commands we can use to check if our systems are impacted. No CVE has been allocated, and we told of some more testing required in kernel procedures.

Some alleviation of concern:

In the Blogosphere

This Simple Desktop Clock GNOME Extension Looks Great on Ubuntu

Joey Sneddon writes about a simple Desktop Clock GNOME extension that puts the current date & time on the GNOME Desktop. It allows placement on your screen, and is customizable. We are told it currently supports GNOME 42 & 43 with a link provided.

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Summit 2022

"Now all the session recordings of the Ubuntu Summit are available, of all the 3 days:"

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 226 - Drupal 10, com Ricardo Amaro

"Talvez embebidos no espírito natalício developers do Drupal resolveram oferecer ao mundo a generosa dádiva da publicação do Drupal 10. Aqui no Podcast Ubuntu Portugal, resolvemos saber mais sobre ele e por isso convidámos o nosso amigo Ricardo Amaro da Drupal Portugal para nos explicar tudo sobre esta nova versão."

KeepItTechie: Ubuntu New OS Installer | Quick Review

"In this video, I check out the newly created operating system installer for Ubuntu Desktop. Based on reports this new installer will be included in the upcoming Ubuntu 23.04 release, dubbed name 'Lunar Lobster'. The new installer is written in flutter programming language created by Google."

Late Night Linux: Episode 208

"It’s our 2022 in review episode which features Linux in space, gaming wins and fails, Raspberry Pi drama, the year of user-facing AI, Canonical and Microsoft, the rise of Mastodon, and more."

Upcoming Meetings and Events

None: Seasonal break

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

None reported this period.

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

None reported this period.

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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