Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 771 for the week of January 15 - 21, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 22.04.2 delayed until February 23
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Jammy Jellyfish (22.04.2 LTS) Point-Release Status Tracking
  • Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - January 27, 2023 @ TBD
  • Mir 2.12.0 Release
  • Announcing the Multipass 1.11.0 release
  • Plasma 5.27 Beta available for testing
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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

Ubuntu 22.04.2 delayed until February 23

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak alerts us to the delay of Ubuntu 22.04.2's release. We are given updates of the HWE 5.19 kernel, new shim 15.7 readiness, and need for testing. With these delays, the new scheduled date of 23 February 2023 for the release is set.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140989 (+82)
  • Critical: 311 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 70670 (+71)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.25% (40554/1199)
  • German: 86.39% (43312/150)
  • French: 80.61% (61673/6886)
  • Spanish: 80.06% (63451/4493)
  • Swedish: 77.01% (73157/593)

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

Jammy Jellyfish (22.04.2 LTS) Point-Release Status Tracking

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak has created the Ubuntu 22.04.2 Point-Release tracking document, which provides details of the status of the release, summary of key details, current & upgrade blocks, plus bugs to watch. Numerous links are included, with this document set to be updated as more details are known.

Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba (AMA) - January 27, 2023 @ TBD

Heather Ellsworth reminds us of the Ubuntu Desktop Team Indabas, and then gives us details of the next one scheduled for 27 January 2023. It'll involve Heather, Aaron Prisk, and include guests Andrew Dobbie and Stu Keroff, both of whom are educators. We are given the backgrounds of the guests, and told this Indaba will look at educators who are using "Ubuntu as a teaching tool". We are reminded the Indaba is streamed to Youtube and twitch, with this thread suitable for questions if you can't make the live stream.

Mir 2.12.0 Release

Alan Griffiths reports the release of Mir 2.12.0, and gives a list of improvements. The usual ABI summary (no changes), Enhancements & Bugs fixed is provided, along with links for more details, or to download the source tarball or access the Mir PPAs.

Announcing the Multipass 1.11.0 release

Luis Peñaranda alerts us to the release of Multipass version 1.11.0. We are told there are "some significant additions" which are listed, along with some discussion on making use of some of them. We are told how to refresh the package, and given links to get installers for Windows or macOS. A list of notable bug fixes is provided, with links if we discover any issues and need to file bug reports - within the post, to discourse, or on IRC.

The Planet

Plasma 5.27 Beta available for testing

The Kubuntu community announces the availability of Plasma 5.27 beta for testing. This beta is in addition to the current development builds in Kubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu and the upcoming 23.04 (Lunar Lobster). We are told the 5.27 Beta packages are via a Beta PPA; instruction is provided for usage. Various links for bug reporting, the release announcement, and the changelog are provided.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Updated: Xubuntu 23.04 Will Offer Official ‘Minimal’ Image

Joey Sneddon updates a post first published last week (see UWN issue 770) with a correction that the text-based installer will not be used, nor will an active internet connection be required.

First Look: Ubuntu’s New Installer is Shaping Up Nicely

Joey Sneddon writes about the new Ubuntu Desktop installer. He notes that it uses a different toolkit (Flutter) & "leverages Ubuntu's server-based Subiquity and Curtin efforts", but still doesn't look "that different to the existing" installer. Joey reminds us the installer was available on prior releases via a 'canary' ISO, then walks through an install, providing many screenshots of an installation process, along with brief commentary.

KDE Plasma 5.27 Beta Released With Tiling & Multi-Monitor Improvements

Michael Larabel tells us the KDE Plasma 5.27 Beta has been released for testing; and is a large update that will be the "last Plasma 5 feature release". We are given a screenshot and a list of new features, and told the release is scheduled for 14 February 2022.

In Other News

gnome-info-collect: What we learned

Allan Day reminds us of the 'research exercise' that ran using the 'gnome-info-collect' tool, which got a "fantastic response" with over 2500 people uploading their data. This post shares what was learnt from those responses. Firstly the users who likely responded and thus have provided their data is outlined noting this may influence the results. The data is presented in various subjects, provided in numerous tables - with descriptions, and is rather detailed in this long report. Finally Vojtěch Staněk is thanked for his work on the gnome-info-collect tool, with a note that the final data will not be published in complete form (for privacy reasons).

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 230 - Tu Tens Um Evento!

"Dizem que Janeiro é o mês mais triste do ano! Até pode ser para muita gente mas não é certamente para a comunidade Ubuntu Portugal e basta olhar para a agenda deste mês para perceber que em Aveiro, depois em Sintra e continuando em Lisboa o que não falta é festa e animação. Olhando para o início de Fevereiro parece que a história se repete mas depois se verá!"

Late Night Linux: Episode 212

"The rise of RISC-V continues apace, we bust a recent ZFS myth, hybrid tiling in Plasma, Stadia departs with a nice gift for people, Joe draws an old skool mucky jpeg and ruins KDE Korner, and more."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, January 23, 7pm – 8pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, January 24, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, January 24, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 26, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, January 27, 5pm – 6pm
  • Ubuntu @ FOSDEM 2023: Feb 4 – 5, 2023 -

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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