Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 800 for the week of August 6 - 12, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Ubuntu Patch Pilots
  • Contribute to Ubuntu Development
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, and 23.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS released

Paride Legovini on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team announces the release of Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. We're given details on what this release is, what Ubuntu flavors also have 22.04.3 releases, the support periods, and given links to download or read additional details.

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

A brief summary of bugs fixed between Ubuntu 22.04.2 and 22.04.3:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142445 (+46)
  • Critical: 317 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71577 (+29)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.30% (40417/944)
  • German: 86.44% (43141/200)
  • French: 82.27% (56422/7218)
  • Spanish: 80.15% (63162/4685)
  • Swedish: 77.44% (71772/749)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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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

Ubuntu Patch Pilots

Philipp Kewisch documents the Patch Pilot program which will "support contributors with their patches, package sponsoring" and more. Details are provided, along with links for more details, including how to communicate with others within the Ubuntu project.

Contribute to Ubuntu Development

Aaron Prisk documents many ways one can support ongoing development of Ubuntu "no matter what your current skill or knowledge level is". Another in the series for "making community resources a little more accessible."

Other Community News

Southern California Linux Expo 2024 (SCaLE 21x): Call For Presenters

This post firstly announces "the 21st Annual Southern California Linux Expo – SCaLE 21X – to be held on March 14-17, 2024 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California". We're also told of the Call for Presenters, which includes important dates, notes for speakers, and how to submit a proposal.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Please help test (and fix) GTG’s GTK 4 port

Jeff Fortin Tam mentions how hard it is to port a desktop application to a new version of a toolkit (GTK), added to which Getting Things GNOME (GTG) has been refactored too. This is a call to 'help determine if it would be "safe" to merge' the rewrite and GTK 4 port branch to the main branch. Testing with your own data would be appreciated. We're told what version of GTK we must be using (4.10.4+) to test. We are given details of what is involved to make a merge request, communication channels & more as required.

GNOME 45 beta: Less buggy, more colorful, and still not your grandma's desktop

Liam Proven tells us GNOME 45 has "just graduated from alpha test to beta" with release expected next month. This post tells us what we should expect in GNOME 45.

In the Blogosphere

Linux Decides To Disable RNG On All AMD fTPMs

Michael Larabel updates us on the AMD fTPM random number generator issues, which have now resulted in the RNG use being disabled for all current AMD fTPMs. We're given quotes from AMD Linux engineer Mario Limonciello's patch, which was merged into the Linux 6.5 kernel. It is hoped "this will lay to rest the various AMD stutter issues".

GNOME.Asia 2023 Will Take Place in Kathmandu for the GNOME 46 Desktop

Marius Nestor writes that the GNOME Foundation has announced the Call for Participation for the upcoming GNOME.Asia 2023 conference. We're given details of the GNOME.Asia Summit event, and given links if we'd like to submit a talk proposal or learn more.

NVIDIA 535.98 Linux Graphics Driver Released with Wayland and Vulkan Fixes

Marius Nestor informs us that NVIDIA has released the NVIDIA 5.35.98 graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris; this fixing numerous bugs. We're given some details, with a recommendation to upgrade if we're using 5.35.

Six New Stable Linux Kernel Updates For Intel DOWNFALL & AMD INCEPTION

Michael Larabel writes about the AMD INCEPTION and Intel DOWNFALL speculative execution vulnerabilities, which have resulted in "six new stable point releases for back-porting" to supported Linux kernels. We're given some details, and that it involves 6.4.9, 6.1.44, 5.15.125, 5.10.189, 4.19.290, and 4.14.321.

Linux 6.4.10 & LTS Kernels Updated With AMD Zen 1 Divide By Zero Bug-Fix

Michael Larabel writes about another set of Linux stable kernel stable point releases that fixes for AMD processors "a Zen 1 bug that could leak data following a device by zero operation". We're given details of the kernels released which include this fix, plus of other kernel stable point releases that did not include this AMD Zen 1 bugfix.

In Other News

India’s Defence Ministry To Switch From Windows To Locally Developed Ubuntu-Based OS For Security Reasons

Sarvesh Mathi tells us India's Defence Ministry has announced they'll be shifting all Microsoft Windows machines to an OS called Maya, which is a locally developed system based on Ubuntu. We're given some details, the reasoning behind the decision - including why it is deemed a safer choice.

9to5Linux: Ubuntu Kylin 22.04.3 LTS First Impressions Matters

"In This Video We Are Looking At The third update of the Ubuntu Kylin version of Ubuntu's version 22.04.3, codenamed Jammy Jellyfish, has been announced. Ubuntu Kylin 22.04.3 LTS, an official Ubuntu release customized for users in China, comes with an updated version of the UKUI desktop environment (a fork of MATE). The 22.04.3 LTS 'Jammy Jellyfish' release of Ubuntu Kylin, a customized Ubuntu distribution for Chinese users, includes the enhanced UKUI desktop environment (a fork of MATE) along with various improvements and bug fixes. By the way, it is stated that this version will be supported for up to 5 years starting from 22.04 LTS."

Linux Matters Podcast: Episode 9 - Big Backup Bonanza

"In this episode, we discuss:

  • Backing up with rsnapshot
  • BorgBackup is better

  • Using rclone to keep family photos safe"

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 259 - Avô, anda jogar no meu Minitel

"O Tiago não pôde estar presente e telefonou-nos aflito a dizer que fez um buraquinho num disco de látex vulcanizado - e com isto queremos dizer que furou um pneu. Esta semana a nostalgia acompanhou-nos: andámos em feiras de antiguidades a explorar electrónica antiga e a descobrir redes de dados primitivas (com uma surpresa inesperada), elogiou-se a Mozilla, Professores, Médicos e Enfermeiros e o Elon Musk (calma…) e ainda trouxemos boas notícias de Ubuntu Touch e Ubports e conversas de velhinhos sobre jogos de computador."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, August 15, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, August 16, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, August 17, 3pm – 4pm
  • High-Performance Computing Team: Wed, August 16, 16:30 -

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

Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, and 23.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: January 2024


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