Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 774 for the week of February 5 - 11, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • User Research Programme
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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: 141033 (+64)
  • Critical: 315 (+3)
  • Unconfirmed: 70694 (+41)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.26% (40542/1182)
  • German: 86.39% (43308/91)
  • French: 80.62% (61657/6899)
  • Spanish: 80.07% (63402/4524)
  • Swedish: 77.01% (73133/599)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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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

User Research Programme

Martin Storey asks if we'd like to "Help make Canonical products better" by joining their User Research Program. We are briefly told what this means, before being given a sign-up link plus a link to the registration survey.

Other Community News

Jesse Smith writes that KDE Plasma is "Linux’s most configurable desktop" and on par "as relatively lightweight desktops such as Xfce". We are given a brief history of KDE, the KDE Project and some of its products. Jesse then moves to KDE Neon, and proceeds to describe what is seen using the KDE Plasma desktop providing numerous screenshots for us to walk along with the discussion.

Call for translations: Lomiri / Ubuntu Touch 20.04

This blog post (by Mike/Sunweaver) writes that 'Fre(i)e Software GmbH is involved in Ubuntu Touch development ‘ “...under the umbrella of the UBports Foundation. We are approaching the official first release of Ubuntu Touch 20.04 with rapid pace”. We are making a call for non-English native speakers to help translate Lomiri. If you're interested, please read this post where contact details are provided.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Linux Disabling High Resolution Scrolling For Logitech Devices Connected Via USB

Michael Larabel notes that "high resolution scrolling" is still a problem, with the Linux kernel "dropping Logitech high resolution scrolling for mice connected via USB". Details of the problem are provided, along with a note for the patch to be backported to the recent stable kernel, with link to the bug report provided.

New Ubuntu Linux Kernel Updates Fix 19 Vulnerabilities, Patch Now

Marius Nestor alerts us to the release of new Linux Kernel patches on all Ubuntu LTS releases addressing 19 vulnerabilities. We are given the CVEs involved, how they can be exploited if left unpatched, and for some the discoverer of the flaw. The kernels with the patches are provided, and we're told to apply them as soon as possible and reboot our system.

NetworkManager 1.42 Released with Source Load Balancing for Ethernet Bonds

Marius Nestor tells us of the release of NetworkManager 1.42, and informs us of the improvements found within that release. We are told this is a major release, with many bug fixes, so it's suggested to upgrade to it when we can.

Unicode 15.0 Emoji Now Supported in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Joey Sneddon writes that Unicode 15.0 Emoji is now available for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS users. We are told an updated version of Noto Color Emoji font also includes an Jellyfish emoji which Joey feels is 'fitting'. Alas Joey notes his post doesn't include the new emoji's as WordPress can't use them yet.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 186

"The Ubuntu Security Podcast is back for 2023! We ease into the year with coverage of the recently announced launch of Ubuntu Pro as GA, plus we look at some recent vulns in git, sudo, OpenSSL and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 233 - E233 FOSDEM 2023

"Depois da necessária pausa nas edições presenciais da FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting), este ano o primeiro fim-de-semana de Fevereiro voltou a ser pretexto para juntar alguns dos mais dotados cérebros ligados ao software livre, e também comuns anónimos. O Constantino e o Carrondo estiveram lá e contaram (pelo menos tentaram) como correu!"

This Week in Linux: Episode 217 - elementary OS 7, Wine 8, openSUSE Codecs, Ubuntu and more Linux news!

"On this episode of This Week in Linux: we’ve got a new release from the WINE project, elementary OS 7 is out, we’ll get some previews for the next releases of GNOME and KDE Plasma. Plus we’ve got some news from openSUSE & Ubuntu and so much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, February 14, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, February 14, 8pm – 9pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, February 15, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu books & answer questions. : February 15th at 3:00pm EST -

  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, February 15, 4pm – 5pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, February 16, 3pm – 4pm

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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