Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 769 for the week of January 1 - 7, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • 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: 140907 (+59)
  • Critical: 312 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 70630 (+25)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.13% (40947/1161)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/79)
  • French: 80.63% (61618/6875)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63413/4497)
  • Swedish: 77.00% (73153/596)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

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Other Community News

Lubuntu switches entirely from Compton to Picom in Lubuntu 23.04

Aaron Rainbolt tells us "Lubuntu has featured Compton X compositor for a while", but this has been removed and replaced by the Picom compositor. Now that compton has been removed, it won't appear on Lubuntu 23.04 daily ISOs, and further; Picom is now enabled by default too. A note is provided for existing users of Lubuntu 23.04 lunar who may need to purge the package manually, as well as a note that it won't impact existing Lubuntu 22.10 or earlier releases.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Xfce’s Apps Update for December 2022: New Releases of Ristretto, Thunar, Screenshooter, and More

Marius Nestor gives his 'Xfce Apps Update' for December 2022, starting with the news that Xfce 4.18 has been released. We are further told that a new Thunar file manager (4.18.1) has been released, a new Xfce Settings app (4.18.1), as well as xfce4-screenshooter (1.10.1). Marius tells us briefly of the improvements of each. A screenshot is provided, along with a link to the Xfce mailing list archive.

Ubuntu's New Installer Taking Shape Nicely For Ubuntu 23.04

Michael Larabel writes that the new Ubuntu Desktop installer can now be seen as the default installer on "Ubuntu 23.04 daily builds". Michael expresses pleasure over this, and reminds us this installer makes "use of the Subiquity/Curtin install tech" and uses "Google's Flutter SDK for the user-interface". Numerous screenshots are provided for us to see how it looks, along with us being told ext4 is still default, with a note that OpenZFS is not offered, with an easy light/dark UI choice being offered at install time.

Ubuntu Users Get Massive Kernel Security Updates, More Than 20 Vulnerabilities Patched

Marius Nestor alerts us to update our installations due to ameliorating many security vulnerabilities, across all releases. Marius provides the CVEs, where the vulnerability was discovered, its effects on which release, and and by whom.

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 228 - Balanço de 2022

"Eis o primeiro combate do ano, perdão… episódio. Início do ano é normalmente altura para olhar para trás e validar se as nossas convicções de há 12 meses estavam certas ou erradas. A luta foi taco a taco e, como não podia seixar de ser, o final é completamente inesperado. De referir ainda que as previsões dos ouvintes não forma esquecidas."

Destination Linux: Episode 306 - 2023 Linux Predictions, Xfce 4.18, Steam Winter Sale & More!

"This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to discuss our predictions for 2023 as well as our hopes and dreams for this coming year. Then we discuss the latest release of Xfce with Xfce 4.18."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, January 9, 4pm – 5pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, January 10, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, January 10, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 12, 3pm – 4pm

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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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