Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 775 for the week of February 12 - 18, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Call for testing: first set of 22.04.2 images building!
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Netplan 0.106 - call for testing
  • Anbox Cloud 1.17.0 has been released
  • Real-time Ubuntu is now generally available
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • 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

Call for testing: first set of 22.04.2 images building!

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak announces images for the 22.04.2 release candidates - for all flavors - are ready and "everything should be in place". The spin is open for the first round of testing such that any blocking issues are identified. A link is provided for submitting testing results.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 141116 (+83)
  • Critical: 315 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 70734 (+40)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.26% (40541/1182)
  • German: 86.39% (43308/80)
  • French: 80.73% (61306/7023)
  • Spanish: 80.08% (63384/5571)
  • Swedish: 77.40% (71892/663)

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

Netplan 0.106 - call for testing

Lukas Märdian reports that Netplan 0.106 is now available in lunar-proposed, with a link to the release announcement provided. We are told the highlights of this release, before a call for testing is given; details of how to test are provided and a request to provide results of your testing on this thread.

Anbox Cloud 1.17.0 has been released

Keirthana T S reports the Anbox Cloud team has announced the release of Anbox Cloud 1.17.0. We are provided with a link for component versions, before being given a description of the new features and improvements, including how we can benefit from these improvements. Some screenshots are included, as well as known issues & list of fixed bugs. We are warned as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is approaching end of standard support, the next Anbox 1.18 will be the last release for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and this 1.17.0 release will be the last release for Anbox Cloud for Android 10.

The Planet

Real-time Ubuntu is now generally available

This post reports that Canonical has released Real-time Ubuntu that "brings end-to-end security and reliability to the time-bound workloads of modern enterprises". This announcement, made 14 February 2023, extols the benefits of this new technology and gives some examples of where it can benefit us, with links for more specific products and details.

This release was widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

There's no place like... KDE: Plasma 5.27 is out and GNOME 44 hits beta

Liam Proven writes about KDE Plasma 5.27 and GNOME 44. We're firstly told about KDE Plasma 5.27, which is the last of the Qt5 based KDE Plasma releases, which is a LTS release. We are told of some of the "shiny new" features within it, and given a link to the full changelog should we need more. Next Liam discusses GNOME 44 which we'll see in Ubuntu 23.04 and Fedora 38, discussing some of the changes that are expected when it's released in April 2023.

In the Blogosphere

KDE Frameworks 5.103 Improves Support for Flatpak and Qt 6 Apps, Plasma Wayland

Marius Nestor writes about KDE Project's release of KDE Frameworks 5.103. We are told of some bugs that are fixed, including one major issue, as well as some fixes that were impacting Plasma Wayland. We are reminded of Qt6 being the future, and given a link to the full changelog for this release.

Expandable Folder View Returns to Nautilus in Ubuntu 23.04

Joey Sneddon writes that a new version of Nautilus can be found on Ubuntu 23.04 daily builds. We are told of a new opt-in behavior that can allow us to find files faster in list view. We are reminded that work continues on GNOME 44, which includes a new "icon view in the GTK file picker" which we can see in current dailies. Joey expresses the view that "the bulk of GNOME 44 should be present in Lunar by the time Ubuntu 23.04 Beta rolls out".

KDE Plasma 5.27 Released - Better Wayland Support, KWin Tiling, Multi-Monitor Overhaul

Michael Larabel tells us about the KDE Plasma 5.27 release from KDE developers. We are told this is a LTS release, "features a new welcome wizard", as well as many other new improvements and fixes. The release will be appreciated especially by Wayland users, and includes a link to the full release announcement.

You may want to run system updates, after a recent sudo security flaw

Liam Dawe writes about his learning of a flaw in the sudo package, giving us some details of it and the version with the required fix. Readers of Ubuntu should also note Alan Pope's response and provision of Ubuntu's relevant CVE-2023-22809 link that shows the correct version of the package for each supported release of Ubuntu with the enclosed fix.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 5.19 from Ubuntu 22.10

Marius Nestor reminds us that Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS release is almost upon us, and thus Ubuntu 22.04 LTS users using the HWE kernel stack have upgraded to the 5.19 kernel from Ubuntu 22.10. We are reminded of some of the new features included in the 5.19 kernel, with an opinion given from Marius that if those new features are not required, he recommends staying with the 5.15 LTS kernel provided in the GA kernel stack (which has the option of using the real-time kernel). We are reminded that Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS release is scheduled for 23 February 2023.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 187

"After the announcement of Ubuntu Pro GA last week, we take the time to dispel some myths around all things Ubuntu Pro, esm-apps and apt etc, plus Camila sits down with Mark and David to discuss the backstory of Editorconfig CVE-2023-0341 and we also have a brief summary of the security updates from the past week."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 234 - Cooperativa de azeiteiros

"Esta semana o Diogo e o Miguel foram ao terreno e analisaram o cerne da questão. Qual é a questão? Também não sabemos se eles sabem… Mas aproveitaram para falar sobre como a MiniDebConf Portugal 2023 os fez pensar no impacto da automatização dos meios de produção e como vocês vão preservar a memória da Web."

Ubuntu books & answer questions.

“In this live stream, Jay L:aCroix (author of Mastering Ubuntu Server) and Nathan Haines (author of Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users) will be on hand to chat about their books and answer reader/audience questions.” 100+ links for further reading.

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!"

The Linux Experiment: KDE PLASMA 5.27

"The biggest, best KDE release yet!... presents a bunch of great features Plasma has and never really talked about before."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, February 20, 7pm – 8pm
  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, February 21, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • [Partner Webinar] Raising the bar on cybersecurity with Ubuntu for AWS GovCloud : Feb 22 2023 11:00 am -

  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, February 23, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, February 24, 5pm – 6pm

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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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