Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 772 for the week of January 22 - 28, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Canonical Promotes Ubuntu Pro To General Availability
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Member Notice: Planet Ubuntu Cleanup
  • 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!

General Community News

Canonical Promotes Ubuntu Pro To General Availability

Michael Larabel tells us Canonical has released the Ubuntu Pro subscription service. We are reminded it is available for free for up to five systems for personal subscriptions, and includes every LTS release since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It includes "further compliance/hardening certifications like around HIPAA and FedRAMP" and can include "optionally backed by 24x7 enterprise grade support". We are given some details of it, including a helpful Canonical provided comparison chart in which support for Universe packages; as well as live patching is depicted.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 140964 (-25)
  • Critical: 313 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 70631 (-39)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.25% (40555/1191)
  • German: 86.39% (43314/105)
  • French: 80.62% (61656/6930)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63406/4518)
  • Swedish: 77.01% (73136/608)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

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The Hub

Ubuntu Member Notice: Planet Ubuntu Cleanup

Aaron J Prisk (aaronprisk) divulges that the "Planet Ubuntu team are in the process of performing some important upgrades and general housekeeping to the platform." The request is that members verify their Planet feeds on the platform. Any entries that do not meet the provided criteria "will be removed after February 3, 2023 (New York)".

Other Community News

Visit us in Brno for Linux App Summit 2023!

Felipe Borges writes about the Linux App Summit coming to Brno in the Czeck Republic, on 21-23 April 2023. We are told this is a Desktop Linux conference, with GNOME and KDE folks there to discuss the app ecosystem. We are reminded that a lot of Open Source events occur within Brno, and given some clues if we're not local. A 'Call for Proposals' is now open, and remains open till 18 February 2022, with details on how we can submit proposals.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

‘Damask’ is a New Wallpaper App for Linux Desktops

Joey Sneddon reminds us 'scores' of wallpaper downloader apps already exist for Linux desktops, before telling us about another: Damask. We are told this is a GTK4 app that fits in perfectly on modern Ubuntu desktops. We are given a list of sites the app can grab images from. We are told of some of the features and limits within the app, and given a link on Flathub so we can grab a copy.

Wine 8.0 Released With PE Conversion Complete, Progress On WoW64 Support

Michael Larabel tells us "Wine 8.0 is now officially out as the annual stable feature update". We are reminded why we might want to use Wine, and given a list of the improvements that are included since the 7.0 release. A link for more is provided.

Ubuntu 23.04 Makes Telegram a Deb-to-Snap Transitional Package

Joey Sneddon writes that users of Ubuntu 23.04 who install the 'telegram-desktop' app will now get the snap package, even if installed via apt. We are also told why discussions are taking place that may also do this for older releases of Ubuntu too. We're also told it was Telegram that asked Ubuntu to make this change, with Joey adding that this change makes "sense to me". The snapped version of telegram-desktop is packaged by Telegram FZ-LLC.

Community discussion:

LibreOffice 7.4.5 Released to Fix Crash Affecting a Large Number of Users

Marius Nestor reports on the release of LibreOffice 7.4.5 as a hotfix to correct a "critical issue" affecting many users. We are given details of the issue requiring this fix release, along with links if we need more details. We are also told of the work progressing on the next LibreOffice 7.5 release by the Document Foundation.

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - January 27, 2023

This week's Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba includes Aaron Prisk, Heather Ellsworth, and guests Andrew Dobbie and Stu Keroff. In this Indaba, "we hear from educators on how they use Ubuntu as a teaching tool". More details can be read on the guests at the community hub (

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 231 - Agenda Cheia!

"Confirmou-se! Para a Comunidade Ubuntu em Portugal, Janeiro é um mês muito animado. Neste episódio dedicámos grande parte do tempo ao balanço do encontro de Aveiro. Para a semana talvez Sintra e depois 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!"

Linux Action News 277

"An Ubuntu expiration date approaches, openSUSE has a new handy solution, and the container security issue that remains unfixed."

Destination Linux: Episode 309 - SCALE Interview with Ilan Rabinovitch

"This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to interview the SCALE Conference Chairperson Ilan. Then we discuss the latest beta release of KDE Plasma with Plasma 5.27."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, January 31, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, February 2, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, February 2, 10pm – 11pm
  • Ubuntu @ FOSDEM 2023: Feb 4 – 5, 2023 -

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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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