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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816



    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 816 for the week of November 26 - December 2, 2023. The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

    In this Issue

    • Ubuntu Summit 2023 Reflections
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Hot in Support
    • LoCo Events
    • CFP for the FOSDEM 2024 Distros Devroom (closes December 5th)
    • Mir Release 2.16.0
    • Call for testing Ubuntu Frame, Mir Kiosk
    • Intel® TDX 1.0 technology preview available on Ubuntu 23.10
    • Miriway - bringing Wayland to your desktop
    • Other Community 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

    Ubuntu Summit 2023 Reflections

    Mauro Gaspari in writing after returning from Riga and the Ubuntu Summit 2023 - still "buzzing" with energy - gives us some reflections. We're given some thoughts on the preparations for the event, the targets of the Ubuntu Summit, and resounding results in relation to these. Thanks is given to Leo Trukšāns, Pēteris Jurčenko, and Jānis Ķengurs who coordinated the Latvian, Linux & Open Source communities. Mauro gives some brief coverage of the 3 day's events, the Hallway Track, and the CLOSING PARTY!, including numerous photographs. As well, a link to the Youtube Playlist is given, with thanks to Kaspars Dobrovolskis and Janis Konons on the Camera Crew, and Kristaps Purmalis for editing. He closes with the sincere hope we're able to make it next year, and to get in touch for all things Ubuntu.

    https://ubuntu.com//blog/ubuntu-summit-2023-reflections

    Welcome New Members and Developers



    Congratulations to this contributor!

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open: 143523 (+116)
    • Critical: 315 (-1)
    • Unconfirmed: 72328 (+74)


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    Translations

    • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38139/1080)
    • German: 86.47% (43051/197)
    • French: 82.32% (56233/7315)
    • Spanish: 80.22% (62924/5067)
    • Swedish: 77.55% (71409/1130)


    Hot in Support

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions



    Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

    Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads



    Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

    LoCo Events

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

    • Arizona LoCo: Team Meeting - 3 Decenber, 2100-2130 - irc.libera.chat, channel #ubuntu.us.az
    • Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts: NW Weekly Linux Help Session (online); December 3, 2:00- 5:00 PM CST - https://www.meetup.com/ale-atlanta-l...nts/297345124/
    • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Installfest/Linux Workshop - 7 December, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button, https://bbb.azloco.net
    • Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts: Southwest Weekly Help Sessions; Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST; Wings and Things - https://www.meetup.com/ale-atlanta-l...nts/297428966/
    • Arizona LoCo: Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour at Schlotzski’s - 14 December, 1800-1900
    • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Phoenix Ubuntu Hour; 14 December, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button, https://bbb.azloco.net
    • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Installfest/Linux Workshop; 16 December, 1000-1600 - Big Blue Button, https://bbb.azloco.net (co-hosted with the Phoenix Linux User Group)
    • Arizona LoCo: Team Meeting on IRC.libera.chat; 17 December, 2100-2130 - channel #ubuntu.us.az


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

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    The Hub

    CFP for the FOSDEM 2024 Distros Devroom (closes December 5th)

    Philipp Kewisch reminds us that FOSDEM is 3-4 February 2024, in Brussels Belgium. We're told there won't be a Ubuntu stand (no room) but Ubuntu is "co-organizing the Distros Dev Room". We're told: what the Developers Room is, that the Call for Proposals can be made until 5 December 2023, of other dates and details on how to attend.

    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/cfp-f...mber-5th/40589


    Mir Release 2.16.0

    Alan Griffiths is pleased to report the release of Mir 2.16.0 which will make Miriway "much more usable" for a graphical shell on his own laptop. In the given details of this release Alan provides: links for more details, the contributions by Harlen Batagelo and Mauritius Clemens, an ABI summary, and a list of enhancements and bugs fixed.

    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/mir-release-2-16-0/40616


    Call for testing Ubuntu Frame, Mir Kiosk

    Alan Griffiths tells us that due to Mir 2.16 and 2.13.1 release, Ubuntu Frame and Mir Kiosk have also been updated. Alan gives the channel & version details. We're told the "22 track" is the focus going forward, with its altered graphics support, which will get an extended (two week) testing period. We're invited to help test these Ubuntu Frame and Mir Kiosk versions, with the related details provided (including list of bugs fixed from prior Mir 2.13).

    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/call-...ir-kiosk/40683

    Intel® TDX 1.0 technology preview available on Ubuntu 23.10

    Ijlal Loutfi writes that "Securing data at run-time" has been a "challenge", and that Intel's Trust Domain Extensions (Intel TDX) can achieve some of this. Ubuntu has "partnered with Intel", with support available in a Ubuntu 23.10 build. This post gives us some details on why this may benefit us, and how it works. We're also invited to give feedback.

    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/intel...tu-23-10/40698

    Miriway - bringing Wayland to your desktop

    Alan Griffiths writes about a "side project" of his, which continues on from a talk given at the recent Ubuntu Summit 2023. Alan walks us through his project, giving numerous screenshots and details on how it was done, and how to build a Wayland desktop environment based on Mir. Alan provides scripts to enable Miriway for various DEs. This is a rather extensive 'how-to' post, which includes details on benefits of using Miriway.

    https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/miriw...-desktop/40707


    Other Community News

    Shutting down the Matrix bridge to Libera Chat

    Josh Simmons announces that the Matrix bridge to Libera Chat is being shut down for good. We're reminded we can run our own (if required), before being given some background and history of this bridge.

    https://matrix.org/blog/2023/11/28/s...o-libera-chat/

    KDE's 6th Megarelease - Beta 1

    This post reminds readers that every few years a move is made to a new version of Qt, which is used to clean up the code base. This has now happened, with a Beta version of KDE Plasma 6, KDE Frameworks 6 & KDE Gear 24.02 now available for test. Details of this new 'beta' release is provided, along with a few screenshots, details on contributing, and warning about using pre-release software. Please report all found bugs, so they can be corrected prior to official release scheduled for end February 2024.

    https://kde.org/announcements/megarelease/6/beta1/


    Canonical News



    In the Blogosphere

    LibreOffice 24.2 Alpha 1 Builds Available For Testing

    Michael Larabel informs us that LibreOffice 24.2 Alpha 1 is available for testing. Along with a screenshot, we're given a link to the binaries, and told the official release is scheduled for early February 2024, containing more than 787 bug fixes.

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/LibreO...Alpha-Download

    Latest Steam Client Update Improves Steam Overlay for CS2 and Other Games on Linux

    Marius Nestor tell us Valve has released a new Steam Client update with many improvements. Marius provides a summary of the many updates, including one he noticed himself that wasn't listed. A link to the release notes is provided for those needing more details.

    https://9to5linux.com/latest-steam-c...games-on-linux

    OpenZFS 2.2.2 & OpenZFS 2.1.14 Released To Fix Data Corruption Issue

    Michael Larabel alerts us that OpenZFS 2.2.2 and OpenZFS 2.1.14 have fixed a recent "nasty data corruption issue". Links for details are provided, along with a quote highlighting the importance of this upgrade. All users are recommended to upgrade.

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/OpenZFS-2.2.2-Released

    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Ubuntu On Air: Ubuntu Summit 2023 playlist

    Forty three videos covering the Ubuntu Summit 2023 presentations.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...2fZs_IMn0gAb2B

    Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 214

    "This week we take a deep dive into the Reptar vuln in Intel processors plus we look into some relic vulnerabilities in Squid and OpenZFS and finally we detail new hardening measures in tracker-miners to keep your desktop safer."

    https://ubuntusecuritypodcast.org/episode-214/

    Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 275 - Vende-se NFT, Como Novo

    "Estamos nas nuvens, porque esta semana tivemos uma convidada muito especial, pela segunda vez: Joana Simões - que nos veio falar de "Open Washing", dilemas com IA, a Outra Cimeira Concorrente da Cimeira do Ubuntu e muito mais. Com um Velho Lobo do Mar e o Diogo Cloudstantino, cochichámos sobre desaires com NFT, Directores Executivos bonzinhos e vilões, salamandras esquisitas, unicórnios voadores, frequências a 562.30 Hz que azucrinam cabeças, microK8, piqueniques com CNCF , Kubernetes e cantos peganhentos!"

    https://podcastubuntuportugal.org/e275/

    Late Night Linux – Episode 257

    "An improvement to apt, a quick terminal tip, reverse-engineering Bluetooth devices with Android, an M1 Macbook Asahi update, a self-hosted way to bypass paywalls, making native apps out of web pages, bridging Zigbee devices to MQTT, a terrible way to back up photos and videos from a phone, Félim learns about HDMI standards, and more. With guest host popey from Linux Matters."

    https://latenightlinux.com/late-nigh...x-episode-257/

    Linux Saloon: Episode 91 - Lubuntu 23.10 Distribution Exploration

    "Tonight is an exciting night as we will be having a chat about Lubuntu 23.10. Simon Quigley joined us last week and sold us on kicking the tires on this lightweight masterpiece of Linux goodness. Join the conversation and bring your thoughts and experiences."

    https://tuxdigital.com/podcasts/linux-saloon/ls-91/

    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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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    Thanks for posting this.

    Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts: NW Weekly Linux Help Session (online); December 3, 2:00- 5:00 PM CST - https://www.meetup.com/ale-atlanta-l...nts/297345124/?
    CST? It is Sundays from 3pm-6pm ET - Standard or DST based on East Coast rules. Basically, Atlanta is NYC time, always.

    Also, would be good to have the main ALE.org page in the "Please See" section
    I didn't realize the links used redirect to require a login. Sorry for that. Only to sign up and see the link should a login be needed. ALE.org has the link in plain sight, BTW. At least I think it does.

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    TheFu' Hey hey

    CST? It is Sundays from 3pm-6pm ET - Standard or DST based on East Coast rules. Basically, Atlanta is NYC time, always.
    If the calendar is wrong - then I report wrong

    Also, would be good to have the main ALE.org page in the "Please See" section
    Will be so in future issues

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    Interesting. Any chance you are in CST and meetup.com is showing your local time?

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    TheFu - welll ...

    see: https://www.meetup.com/ale-atlanta-l...nts/297489102/
    Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM to Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM CST
    Page peeps got some updates to do ?

    -these things happen-
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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    And I see,
    Dec 10 @ 3 PM EST
    Dec 17 @ 3 PM EST
    Dec 24 @ 3 PM EST
    Dec 31 @ 3 PM EST
    Jan 7 @ 3 PM EST
    Jan 14 @ 3 PM EST
    Jan 21 @ 3 PM EST
    Jan 28 @ 3 PM EST
    Feb 4 @ 3 PM EST
    Feb 11 @ 3 PM EST

    Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM to Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST
    Every week on Sunday
    You are seeing times for your location ... like others would. However, publishing stuff here, I'd think either EST/EDT or GMT+xyz would be used?

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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 816

    TheFu; Well well well

    As I live and learn
    Noted to adjust to EST Now if I just remember to do so along with all else I must remember.

    try to do my bestest
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