Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 810 for the week of October 15 - 21, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Call for nominations for the Local Communities Council
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest

  • “Discovering Open Source” Event, Delhi - NCR, India
  • Ubuntu Korea Community 7th Representative Election Announcement
  • LoCo Events

  • Patch Pilot Hand-off 24.04
  • Modern Communication Platforms - Call for Feedback
  • LXD 5.19 has been released
  • Canonical at DjangoCon Africa

  • Plasma 5.27 LTS for Jammy 22.04 LTS available via PPA
  • 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, 23.04 and 23.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Call for nominations for the Local Communities Council

Torsten Franz on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council makes a call for nominations for the Local Communities Council. We're given details of those being sought for, some details of what the position will involve, and how to apply. Nominations are open until 26 November 2023.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142842 (+83)
  • Critical: 320 (+3)
  • Unconfirmed: 71793 (+267)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.36% (40202/1023)
  • German: 86.46% (43071/84)
  • French: 82.28% (56363/7088)
  • Spanish: 80.21% (62947/5111)
  • Swedish: 77.52% (71521/860)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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LoCo News

Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest

Minseong Cho asks us if we know of Busan in Korea? It's the location where a Ubuntu release party and InstallFest is being held on 18 November 2023. Details are provided, with contacts provided for the Ubuntu Korean Community LoCo.

“Discovering Open Source” Event, Delhi - NCR, India

Aryan Kaushik tell us about a "2-day Open Source & Linux event in the Delhi - NCR region at KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, India". We're given details of the event, and told they are looking for speakers, and are open to any suggestions too.

Ubuntu Korea Community 7th Representative Election Announcement

Youngbin Han reminds us of a prior posting related to the 7th representative election, encouraging people who'd like to lead the community to register as candidates. Details are provided (including attached PDF) with submissions required by 17 November 2023, with a term of two years. This post is in Korean.

LoCo Events

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

  • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Tempe Ubuntu Hour - 26 October, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button,

  • Ubuntu-pt LoCo: community meet - Thursday the 26th, 6:00 pm; Pizaria O Canadiano R. Nicolau de Sousa Lima 4, Ponta Delgada

  • Ubuntu-pt LoCo: Mantic Minotaur release party - Saturday 28th of October -

  • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Tempe Ubuntu Hour - 02 November, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button,

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

  • Arizona LoCo: Team Meeting - Sunday 05 November, 2100-2130 -, channel

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

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The Hub

Patch Pilot Hand-off 24.04

Philipp Kewisch gives the "official hand-off for the Patch Pilot Program for the 24.04 cycle". We're told what this means, and asked to only reply if it's to "hand-off reports", with some links provided (including last cycles equivalent hand-off).

Modern Communication Platforms - Call for Feedback

This is a post by Mauro Gaspari on an existing thread, encouraging us to join and help test the Ubuntu Matrix Project room, with this early testing to be complete in early-mid November 2023, before opening to larger groups.

LXD 5.19 has been released

Thomas Parrott announces the release of LXD 5.19. We're told of the new features & highlights in this release, which includes an example helping us to appreciate them. Full changelog, plus where we can download, or how to install this is also provided.

The Planet

Canonical at DjangoCon Africa

Daniele Procida writes about DjangoCon Africa which is from 6-11 November 2023, which is sponsored by Canonical. We're reminded of the open-source activity within Africa, why this matters to Canonical, and some of what will be available at DjangoCon Africa.

Plasma 5.27 LTS for Jammy 22.04 LTS available via PPA

The Kubuntu team reports having many requests to provide Plasma 5.27 to be made available in their backports PPA for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Formerly this would have broken upgrades from 22.04 to 22.10, but with that release now EOL, Plasma 5.27 has been made available via the backport-extra PPA. This post gives us warnings and details on using this updated KDE Plasma on our 22.04 systems.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Has Become Much More Capable At Ray-Tracing, Thanks To Valve

Michael Larabel writes that thanks to work by Valve as presented recently by Friedrich Vock at XDC 2023 the "RADV ray-tracing performance" has much improved since Mesa 23.2, with this post giving some details.

Happy 19th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Joey Sneddon wishes Ubuntu a "Happy 19th Birthday", noting it was back on 20 October 2024 when Ubuntu 4.10 was released. We're reminded of some what was offered back then that made Ubuntu special, including a screenshot contrasting Ubuntu 4.10 with Ubuntu 23.10. Some changes over time are touched on too.

AMD Wants To Know If You'd Like Ryzen AI Support On Linux

Michael Larabel mentions AMD Ryzen 7040 series laptops with a 'Ryzen AI' that is currently only supported under Microsoft Windows. A link is provided to a GitHub ticket on Linux support, which was closed a few days later back in June 2023. That ticked has been re-opened by an AMD Staff member "allowing (Linux) customers to voice their interest".

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 211

"After a well-deserved break, Alex is back looking at the recent Ubuntu 23.10 release and the significant security technologies it introduces along with a call for testing of unprivileged user namespace restrictions, plus the details of security updates for curl, Samba, iperf3, CUE and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 269 - Bué de makambas a mbote

"O Diogo quer fazer vida de feirante e levar o Centro Linux a todos os cantos do país (ó freguês, venha conhecer software livre e leva este faqueiro grátis e 3 cuecas pelo preço de 2!) e anda a brincar com o seu relógio Pinetime ligado a Ubuntu Touch - parece que funciona! O Miguel quer automatizar bué, fazer uma petição para o Diogo ver "Sillicon Valley" (HBO) e afinal usar o Twitter não é assim tão mau, com a extensão certa. Para além disso, descobrimos que organizar um Hacktoberfest dá uma trabalheira desgraçada, empacotar e desempacotar é o segredo da velocidade de arranque, dissecámos polémicas e escândalos com Ubuntu e as virtudes da meritocracia e encontrámos novos amigos em Angola, enquanto esperamos pela Mantic Party."

This Week in Linux: episode 238 - Ubuntu Flavours, New Security Bug, GNOME’s New Director & more Linux news

"This episode is quite flavorful because we’ll talk about whats new with all the various flavors of Ubuntu 23.10. GNOME announced a new executive director for the GNOME Foundation. A vulnerability was found that might curl your toes a bit."

Destination Linux: episode 343 - GNOME’s X-odus Removing X11 & No More P@ssw0rd5?

"we’re covering the future of X11, is it time to say goodbye, and how GNOME might be leading the way. Then we’re going to discuss a passwordless future, is it time to get rid of your password manager?"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, 23.04 and 23.10

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 Life: January 2024

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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