Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 768 for the week of December 25 - 31, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Asia 2023 - Call for hosts

  • LoCo Events

  • Announcing Edubuntu Revival
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140848 (+59)
  • Critical: 312 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 70605 (+68)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.13% (40947/1156)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/65)
  • French: 80.63% (61629/6879)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63413/4461)
  • Swedish: 77.00% (73153/576)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

UbuCon Asia 2023 - Call for hosts

Youngbin Han makes a 'call for hosts' for UbuCon Asia 2023. The details include: submission requirements, proposal guidelines, submission of LoCo team specifics, presentation documentation, and available hosting amenities. As well, many other topics are listed. We are told the deadline is 28 January 2023, and reminded the deadline for 'call for interests' is 14 January 2023.

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

Announcing Edubuntu Revival

Erich Eickmeyer announces the revival of Edubuntu. We are reminded what Edubuntu's intended audience was, and how Erich and family were at Ubuntu Summit in November 2022. We are introduced to Erich's wife Amy who is involved with Early Childhood education, and how this led to the start of Edubuntu's revival. Amy will be flavor lead, with Erich the technical lead. We are told how we can install it on Ubuntu lunar (23.04), and given a list of differences with this and the past Edubuntu. We are reminded this is still only in the starting stages, thus much could change.

Media attention:

In the Blogosphere

UBports' Ubuntu Touch 20.04-Based Build Offered In New Beta/RC Channel

Michael Larabel reports on the availability, in the Beta/RC channel, of UBports' Ubuntu Touch product based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Michael provides a link to the official announcement, along with a link to devices that Ubuntu Touch will install on.

Unity 7.7 Desktop Environment Promises Redesigned Dash and Panel, Widgets

Marius Nestor tells us that Ubuntu Unity's maintainer Rudra Saraswat has written about the "new features and improvements" coming in Unity 7.7 desktop environment. We are told they'll be found in Ubuntu Unity 23.04, including the new dash that is more in line with what Ubuntu Touch users have. Other new features are discussed (including a Welcome app), along with providing a few pictures.

Coverflow AltTab GNOME Extension Gets Updated

Joey Sneddon writes about a "brand new version of Coverflow Alt Tab GNOME Shell extension". We are given some screenshots and told it includes a "redesigned Preferences panel" with more configuration options, and told why we may want it, and that it runs on GNOME 3.36 and above. A link to the GitHub releases page is provided.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 227 - Previsões para 2023, com David Negreira

"Essas festas? Nós estamos novamente de serviço… Na tal altura do ano em que vestimos a nossa farda de Zandinga e falamos sobre as nossas convicções e previsões para o ano seguinte. Por ser uma tarefa demasiado complexa pedimos ajuda à nossa estrela: David Negreira! Conheçam também as previsões de quem nos ouve…"

Meeting Reports

None: Seasonal break

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, January 3, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, January 4, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 5, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, January 5, 10pm – 11pm

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

None reported this period.

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

None reported this period.

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 22.10 Updates

None reported this period.

End of Life: July 2023


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