Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 807 for the week of September 24 - 30, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Temporary suspension of automatic snap registration following security incident
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • UbuCon Asia 2024 - Calling for interested bids!

  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • 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

Temporary suspension of automatic snap registration following security incident

Igor Ljubuncic reports that on 28 September 2023 "the Snap Store team was notified of a potential security incident" that resulted in removal of those snaps. We're also told a "temporary manual review requirements on all snap registrations" now exists. Read these post for details.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142517 (+59)
  • Critical: 320 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 71570 (-6)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.37% (40198/1016)
  • German: 86.46% (43067/67)
  • French: 82.28% (56362/7134)
  • Spanish: 80.22% (62943/4939)
  • Swedish: 77.52% (71518/879)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

  • Arizona LoCo Team: Virtual Tempe Ubuntu Hour - 05 October, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button,

  • Arizona LoCo Team: Virtual Installfest/Linux Workshop - 07 October, 1000-1600 -Big Blue Button, (co-hosted with the Phoenix Linux User Group)

  • Arizona LoCo Team: Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour - 12 October, 1800-1900 - Schlotzski’s, 3900 E. Fry Blvd.

  • Arizona LoCo Team: Virtual Phoenix Ubuntu Hour - 12 October, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button,

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the respective LoCo Team calendar to browse upcoming events.

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The Hub

UbuCon Asia 2024 - Calling for interested bids!

Youngbin Han reports that "preparation for UbuCon Asia X LibreOffice Conf Asia 2023" is "almost ready", but planning for the UbuCon Asia 2024 is starting. This is a call for hosts, as the host city for 2024 with expectation that it will be known before "2023 ends". Details are provided, with discussions planned for Day 2 of UbuCon Asia 2023.

Other Community News

A bit on sponsorship and money

Nate Graham writes about sponsorship within the KDE Project. We're then introduced to the "Sponsored work" category in the KDE Forums, which allow sponsors to provide money to fix specific bugs/issues.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Dynamic Triple Buffering Patch Updated For GNOME 45

Michael Larabel reminds us that GNOME 45 released last week, and that it didn't include the dynamic triple buffering for Mutter that was Canonical-led. We're told "Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt has updated the Debian/Ubuntu patch for compatibility with Mutter 45.0". A screenshot, plus a link to the Debian merge request are provided, as well as being told it "fixes a potential leak" in certain circumstances.

Intel Has Another Series Optimizing Linux Performance With PCP High Auto-Tuning

Michael Larabel starts with a reminder that Intel has coded many optimizations that have improved performance, and tells us a "new patch series is focused on tuning the per-CPU pageset high on each CPU automatically to optimize the page allocation performance". Details of the patch series are given, with a link for those needing more.

LibreOffice 7.6.2 and 7.5.7 Released to Address Critical WebP Vulnerability

Marius Nestor tells us of two security updates for LibreOffice versions 7.6.2 and 7.5.7 that fix a WebP codec vulnerability (CVE-2023-4863). Details and links are provided.

OpenZFS 2.1.13 Brings Linux 6.5 Kernel Compatibility

Michael Larabel writes about the release of OpenZFS 2.1.13 for Linux and FreeBSD systems. We're told it adds Linux 6.5 compatibility, as well as fixing numerous bugs, with links to GitHub for more details or to download.

Linux's modprobe Adds The Ability To Load A Module From Anywhere On The File-System

Michael Larabel writes about the release of kmod 31; or Linux's modprobe utility, which now includes the ability to load modules from an arbitrary path. Details are provided, plus a link to the official kmod 31 announcement.

UbuntuOnAir: UbuConLA 2023: 28-29 September 2023

“UbuConLA is the Latin American edition of UbuCon. UbuConLA, as it was named from its inception, is held annually in a city in Latin America where the entire Free and Open Source Software community meets to attend talks, workshops, networking and conferences around these topics, the objective of the conference is to promote the use of free and open source software, as well as the exchange of knowledge and experiences around Ubuntu and its applications.”

30 events in the conference!

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Ubuntu AI: Episode 5 - Understanding MLOps and Observability

"In this episode we're hosting Simon Aronsson, Senior Engineering Manager for Canonical Observability Stack. Machine learning operations (MLOps) is a new practice that ensures ML workflow automation in a scalable and efficient manner. But how do you make MLOps observable? How can you better understand how your product-grade AI initiative and its infrastructure are performing? This is where observability comes in." |

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 266 - Baderna na Caserna - Tomo II

"Ao vivo nas catacumbas do Café Amizade em Aveiro, a Baderna continua. Desta vez, tivemos mais tempo para falar com alguns convidados sobre as suas aspirações, histórias divertidas e coisas que se passaram na Festa do Software Livre que ficarão inscritas nos anais da História - e que a maioria dos convivas tudo fará para apagar da memória, tal foi o nível de devassidão, libertinagem e folguedos. O público ao vivo, visivelmente alcoolizado, aplaude tudo com um entusiasmo gratuito e excessivo."

Late Night Linux: Episode 248

"The Wayland future is finally in sight, the UK government disappoints yet again, future LTS kernels won’t get 6 years of support, Unity drives people to Godot, Valve is a good open source citizen, an easy way to pay people to work on small KDE features and fixes, and more."

This Week in Linux: Episode 234 - GNOME 45, Ubuntu 23.10, Fedora 39, Linux Mint, Unity Fiasco, Purism & more Linux news!

"In this episode of This Week in Linux (234), we cover exciting news: GNOME 45 released, Ubuntu 23.10 beta, Fedora Linux 39 beta, LMDE 6 beta, Purism controversy, Photopea’s 10th anniversary, Mortal Kombat support for Linux, Unity’s runtime policies, and Godot Game Engine’s benefiting from Unity’s blunder."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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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