Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 785 for the week of April 23 - 29, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Miriway: status 23.04
  • No more DHCP(d)
  • Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS has reached End-Of-Life
  • 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, 22.10, and 23.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 141963 (+210)
  • Critical: 312 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71301 (-153)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/934)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/108)
  • French: 80.74% (61281/7155)
  • Spanish: 80.14% (63172/5459)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1115)

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

Miriway: status 23.04

Alan Griffiths (alan_g) tells us that Miriway provides a Wayland compositor with configuration options. He has added additional configuration scripts to support a range of desktops. A video is provided to "demonstrate how flexible Miriway is".

The Planet

No more DHCP(d)

This post alerts us (if we missed it) that ISC DHCP is dead, and the current version is the last. With some discussion on what this means, some alternatives are given, including Kea. This is a long post, with numerous links and places to go for more details.

Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS has reached End-Of-Life

This post warns readers that the three years of supported life for Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS has now ended. This means that whilst base Ubuntu packages will still receive updates, the Ubuntu Studio team will no longer support the release, or the Xfce desktop. We are told adding Ubuntu Pro will not change this status, and that as 20.04 was the last Xfce product, no "in-place upgrade path" exists; thus backup & restoration of data after fresh install will be required.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Canonical Issues New Ubuntu Kernel Updates to Fix Two Local Privilege Escalation Flaws

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical publishing updated kernels for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.10 that fix two security vulnerabilities. We are provided CVE details, how the flaw could be misused if left unpatched, as well as the 5.15 & 5.19 kernel version numbers with the patches; we are advised to patch our systems as soon as possible.

Ubuntu 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur” Is Slated for Release on October 12th, 2023

Marius Nestor tells us Canonical has said "Mantic Minotaur" is the codename of the Ubuntu 23.10 release. The six month development cycle has started and we are given a link to the release schedule. Limited details, of course, are currently available but more details will be provided during the development cycle.

In Other News

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 244 - Meticulosa Morcela

"Está tudo louco! Nada de novo por aqui… O Miguel anda a receber dinheiro para gastar energia (quase…) enquanto resolve inúmeras situações no sue Pi400, o Diogo, aparemente está com Covid, mas como já ninguém faz testes fica a dúvida… e o Carrondo libertou-se de sistemas operativos de qualidade duvidosa. Falámos também dos testes às novas versões dos sabores Ubuntu."

Practical IT with Jeremy Leik: Exploring Edubuntu 23.04

"Let’s take a look at Edubuntu 23.04. Returning after a nearly decade long hiatus, the education-centric variant of Ubuntu brings some new education tools, as well as a couple of new administrative tools that makes it easier to safeguard a machine running Edubuntu from inquisitive young people."

KeepItTechie: Edubuntu 23.04 | The Perfect OS for Education?

"In this video, I take a closer look at Edubuntu, an Ubuntu derivative designed specifically for education. We explore its history, purpose, and key features, including essential educational software, the latest GNOME desktop environment, and installer improvements. Whether you're a student or teacher, Edubuntu could be the perfect choice for creating a learning environment that is tailored to your needs. Join me as I dive into Edubuntu 23.04 and see if it lives up to its promise as the perfect OS for education."

Toriddwar: Edubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster Review | GNOME 44.0 | Linux for Education

"Edubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor for education. It came back from death after being dormant for 9 years."

Late Night Linux: Episode 226

"Great new releases of Fedora and Ubuntu, growing pains as Red Hat turns 30, Firefox continues to improve, old drive encryption can be cracked, and KDE Korner."

Linux Action News 290

"What we know about the Red Hat layoffs, highlights of Linux 6.3, and Canonical's bold claim in Ubuntu 23.04."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04

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

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: January 2024


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