Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 783 for the week of April 9 - 15, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Lunar Lobster (23.04) Final Freeze
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS reaching End-Of-Life on April 28th 2023
  • Budgie Desktop 10.7.x
  • Ubuntu Budgie 23.04 Release Notes
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • FAI creates your own Ubuntu installation ISO
  • 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

Lunar Lobster (23.04) Final Freeze

Utkarsh Gupta on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team posts that the "final freeze for Lunar Lobster has now been reached". We are told what this means; which includes the final freeze exception rules, and notified of the coming RC (Release Candidate) images.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 141603 (+37)
  • Critical: 311 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71108 (+4)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/932)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/105)
  • French: 80.74% (61281/7177)
  • Spanish: 80.14% (63172/5450)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1100)

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 Planet

Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS reaching End-Of-Life on April 28th 2023

We are reminded that Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS is in its final weeks of its three years of supported life, which ends on 28-April-2023. We are also reminded this was the last release that used Xfce, and that there is no upgrade path for a Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS system without re-install.

Budgie Desktop 10.7.x

David writes about the Budgie Desktop 10.7.x, and tells us it's available 'out of the box' for users of Ubuntu Budgie 23.04, or via the backports-budgie PPA for 22.04 users. We are then walked through many of the new features, including screenshots for many. This is a rather long post, but news that may be appreciated by those using or thinking of using Ubuntu Budgie.

Ubuntu Budgie 23.04 Release Notes

David has posted the Ubuntu Budgie 23.04 'Draft' Release Notes. These notes are rather extensive with a wealth of information, plus upgrade instructions, including a link where we can download a daily build right now.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

CoreCtrl Now Available In Debian & Ubuntu 23.04 For Managing Your System

Michael Larabel writes that CoreCtrl has landed in Debian and is available for easy installation in Ubuntu 23.04. We are told what CoreCtrl is, given some screenshots, and a link to the GitLab project page.

KDE Connect 2.0 Planning For Big Improvements

Michael Larabel reminds us what KDE Connect offers KDE desktop users who want to access various mobile devices, share data, receive call notifications, and more. This post gives us some clues as to how KDE Connect 2.0 will be improved, in part thanks to NLnet Foundation funding Albert Vaca's full-time development work on it.

First Look at Edubuntu 23.04: Ubuntu Desktop Packed with Educational Software

Marius Nestor provides a 'first look' at the 'remake' of Edubuntu 23.04 due for release on April 20, 2023. We are reminded it was known as the Ubuntu Education Edition, designed for use in classrooms in schools, homes, and communities. Marius briefly touches on the desktop, then gives us some clues as to what is included, along with some screenshots, and we are told it will be available for amd64 & arm64.

LXQt 1.3 Desktop Environment Released with Wayland Improvements, Bug Fixes

Marius Nestor elucidates on LXQt's released version 1.3 "that brings various improvements to the file manager, panel, terminal, and image viewer". Further details are available from the linked GitHub release notes.

In Other News

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 193

"The release of Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster is nigh so we take a look at some of the things the security team has been doing along the way, plus it’s our 6000th USN so we look back at the last 19 years of USNs whilst covering security updates for the Linux kernel, Emacs, Irssi, Sudo, Firefox and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 242 - Dialectros Anarcas

"Enquanto esperamos pela grande mariscada lunar, aproveitámos para olhar de novo para como conjugar a micro-produção de electricidade e a domótica nas automações feitas com Home Assistant, para endereçar o sério problema do crescente custo da electricidade e ainda recordámos algumas das importantes datas recentes."

OMG! UBUNTU!: Ubuntu 23.04: What's New?

"I showcase the new features Ubuntu 23.04 comes with, plus give my thoughts on whether it’s worth upgrading to…"

Linux Tex: Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster: 12 EXCITING Improvements and Features You Can't Miss! (+BONUS)

"Ubuntu 23.04 'Lunar Lobster' is the newest version of the world's most popular Linux distro, and it's bringing a ton of new things and exciting improvements including a whole new installer, which is the official first step for Ubuntu in a new direction into the future. We get a new GNOME with much-awaited improvements throughout."

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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