Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 780 for the week of March 19 - 25, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS released
  • Lunar Lobster (23.04) Beta milestone reminder
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Mir 2.13.0 Release
  • Ubuntu font update available for testing
  • Meet the Canonical Ceph team at Cephalocon 2023
  • 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

Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS released

Graham Inggs on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team announces the release of Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS for Desktops, Servers, Cloud and base. We are told this new amd64 install media is because of recent key revocations for those using Secure Boot enabled systems, and includes all updates and fixes as well.

Lunar Lobster (23.04) Beta milestone reminder

Graham Inggs provides a "gentle reminder" that Ubuntu Lunar Lobster (23.04) is nearing the Beta milestone and Beta Freeze on Monday 27 March 2023.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 141341 (+9)
  • Critical: 313 (-5)
  • Unconfirmed: 70916 (+16)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/909)
  • German: 86.39% (43305/180)
  • French: 80.74% (61282/6978)
  • Spanish: 80.13% (63229/5456)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1078)

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

Mir 2.13.0 Release

Alan Griffiths reports the release of Mir 2.13.0. We are told of the updates to the versions of Wayland protocols, and display configuration enhancements. A list of the enhancements is provided, along with a list of bugs fixed.

Ubuntu font update available for testing

Sebastien Bacher tells us the design team has been "working on an updated version of the Ubuntu Font"; currently in Lunar proposed. We are invited to help test it, and report our feedback before the decision is made on it being included in the 23.04 release. Details are provided on how to help test it, with a link to the launchpad bug report.

The Planet

Meet the Canonical Ceph team at Cephalocon 2023

Philip Williams tells us the Cephalocon will be held at the Pakhuis de Zwijger cultural centre in Amsterdam from 16-18 April 2023, being the first major gathering of Ceph developers in nearly four years. Canonical Ubuntu is sponsoring this event and will have its Ceph team there, with appointments available for discussions, as well as talks being given. Details of the talks, including times are provided, with links for additional details, or to book a discussion time.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 23.04: The Best New Features

Joey Sneddon talks about Ubuntu 23.04 due out on 20 April 2023, providing us with numerous screenshots, and discusses some of its features. We are told of the new installer, GNOME 44 and more, and given a link so we can download a daily ISO and take a look for ourselves.

Linux 6.2 Kernel Begins Rolling Out For Ubuntu 23.04

Michael Larabel reports that Canonical is preparing to ship the Linux 6.2 based kernel. Residing in the proposed archive at time of writing it is due to ship in the coming days. We are reminded of the release date, and some of the expected shipping details.

GNOME 44 is Here, And It’s Packed with Improvements

Joey Sneddon alerts us to the release of GNOME 44, reminding us of the many new features we'll find in this release, which will be found in Ubuntu 23.04 Desktop. An embedded video is included, many screenshots, plus descriptions of the new features, as well as the link so we can download the GNOME OS Nightly image.

GNOME 43.5 Adds 32:9 Aspect Ratio Support, Plugs More Memory Leaks

Marius Nestor tells us the GNOME Project has released GNOME 43.5, the 5th stable release of the GNOME 43 series. One of the interesting changes is support for 32:9 aspect ratios, alongside many other improvements which are described for us.

NVIDIA 530.41.03 Linux Driver Released With IBT Kernel Support, Vulkan Video

Michael Larabel reminds us of the recent Nvidia 530 beta driver, before telling us today the NVIDIA 530.41.03 driver is now released as stable. We are briefly told of some of the included fixes made since the beta, and we are told it includes support for Indirect Branch Tracking that landed in the Linux 6.2 kernel. Links are provided.

Ubuntu 22.10 Users Get New Linux Kernel Security Update, 9 Vulnerabilities Patched

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical releasing a new Linux Kernel for Ubuntu 22.10 that addresses nine security vulnerabilities. Providing details of the CVEs fixed, Marius relates how the flaws can be exploited if left unpatched, and credits the discoverer of the flaw in some cases. We are given details of the patched kernels and told to upgrade our systems as soon as possible.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 191

"This week saw the unexpected release of Ubuntu 20.04.6 so we go into the detail behind that, plus we talk Everything Open and we cover security updates including Emacs, LibreCAD, Python, vim and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 239 - Pombo Trovejante

"No episódio desta semana o Miguel partilhou uma colecção de sucessos, resultado da suas recentes experiências com Docker, o Carrondo voltou às impressões 3D enquanto o Constantino navegava no mar de perguntas e respostas que é o AskUbuntu. O Bionic vai deixar-nos, o Lobster virá melhor que nunca e o Thuderbird está a pensar em meter-se no Botox."

Destination Linux: Episode 316 - Running at SCALE 20x Plus Nord VPN Goes Open Source

This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we will be discussing our adventures at the Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE 20x, and sharing some behind the scenes interviews you don’t want to miss! Then we talk about a popular VPN going fully open source.

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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: May 31, 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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