Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 782 for the week of April 2 - 8, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Festa Lunar
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu kernel is getting “Rusty” in Lunar
  • Ubuntu 23.04 Beta Testing
  • M M Release Schedule
  • SBAT Revocations: Boot Process
  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 141566 (+90)
  • Critical: 310 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71104 (+102)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/1027)
  • German: 86.39% (43285/136)
  • French: 80.74% (61281/7094)
  • Spanish: 80.14% (63172/5507)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1094)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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LoCo News

Festa Lunar

"Venham conhecer e experimentar o novo Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster e a comunidade comunidade em Portugal em mais um evento do Centro Linux. Experimenta! Instala! Actualiza!"

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

Ubuntu kernel is getting “Rusty” in Lunar

Andrea Righi reminds us that Linux kernel 6.1 introduced the Rust programming language, allowing kernel modules to use Rust (an alternative to C). We are reminded of the benefits, and this post walks us through taking advantage of this in Ubuntu. A lot more Rust kernel code has been published with added features to get merged in the next kernels.

Ubuntu 23.04 Beta Testing

Aaron Prisk reminds us Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster beta has been released, and asks for help. We are given links so we can download, record our testing & report any bugs. We asked to help with New Desktop Installer testing, test the legacy installer, GNOME 44, or 'spice up' our testing by testing the flavors. We're given links so we can speak with other testers, and more.

M M Release Schedule

Brian Murray provides the Ubuntu MM Release Schedule (MM as the name isn't known yet).

SBAT Revocations: Boot Process

Julian Andres Klode reminds us of the shim 15.7 update included in Ubuntu 22.04.2 & Ubuntu 20.04.6, that it revoked grub SBAT utilized by older installation media. This post discusses this, and provides details on how SBAT policy can be configured using mokutil (found in Ubuntu 22.10 and newer) to fix the non-booting issue some installs may experience.

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu 23.04 'Lunar Lobster' beta is here in all its glitchy glory

Liam Proven writes about Ubuntu 23.04, reminding us when it's due for release, a link to the current release notes, and a reminder that it's an interim release. Liam then tells us how it looks, noticing it’s changed from early in the development cycle, and giving us some views on this test run. We are told of some of the new features, some flavors are mentioned, including the new official Ubuntu Cinnamon and the return of Edubuntu, as well the return of the minimal 'netboot' image.

In the Blogosphere

8 New Ubuntu 23.04 Features You Should Know

Beebom Staff writes about the upcoming Ubuntu 23.04 release. We are told why we may want to use the release, and given some details and dates. The noted new features include: a new installer, GNOME 44, Nautilus, a mini ISO and more. Many screenshots are provided to help us appreciate differences.

Kubuntu 23.04: Best New Features

This post gives us a "summary of the new features and updates of Kubuntu 23.04", concentrating on the differences from Kubuntu 22.10. This post should be interesting for Kubuntu/KDE users, with details as well as screenshots provided. Links are provided so we can download and give it a try ourselves.

KDE Frameworks 5.105 Improves Support for Flatpak Apps, Updates Breeze Icon Theme

Marius Nestor takes a look within the 55 changes included in the KDE Frameworks 5.105 release. Particular attention is paid to updated support for Flatpak apps, new icons for the Night Color feature, improvements in the Baloo file indexing service, and improved support for Kirigami-based apps. Marius advises to "update your installations as soon as possible for a better, stable, and more reliable KDE Plasma desktop and KDE apps experience."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 241 - Ovas De Lagosta

"O Abominável Barbudo das Neves ficou soterrado debaixo de uma avalanche de Vodafone, o Miguel continua a subir o Monte Calvário com o Raspberry Pi às costas - mas ao fim de três dias, o Diogo trouxe novidades da Wikicon Portugal 2023, da beta do Ubuntu e sabores e do UBports, para espalhar a boas novas, aleluia."

Linux Action News 287

"A fresh take on open-source funding, Fedora’s plan for better encryption out of the box, and our impressions of the latest Ubuntu Beta."

Sudo Show 61: Never the Year of the Linux Desktop

"Brandon, Bill, and Neal get together and discuss a brief history of the Linux Desktop and the obstacles in the past. They also talk about what is going on well in the Linux Desktop space and what is blocking adoption today."

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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