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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 827 for the week of February 11 - 17, 2024

In this Issue

  • Nginx and freenginx
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Ubuntu Matrix homeserver: Go Live
  • Anbox Cloud 1.21.0 has been released
  • Ubuntu Studio 24.04 Wallpaper Competition
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, and 23.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Nginx and freenginx

Due to internal policy changes there is another fork of the popular web/proxy server under development.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144033 (+129)
  • Critical: 323 (-1)
  • Unconfirmed: 72690 (+84)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.01% (38133/1351)
  • German: 86.47% (43039/391)
  • French: 82.33% (56217/7325)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62902/5084)
  • Swedish: 77.73% (70839/1030)

Hot in Support

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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 respective LoCo Team calendar to browse upcoming events.

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The Hub

Ubuntu Matrix homeserver: Go Live

Mauro Gaspari reminds us the testing phase of Ubuntu Matrix will remain "until the release of Ubuntu 24.04". We are then told the Ubuntu Matrix homeserver has reached a state considered "live", and that server will remain after release of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. A list of features and milestones are provided (some with links for more details), as well as thank you's, and details on how we can get involved.

Anbox Cloud 1.21.0 has been released

Keirthana T S on behalf of the Anbox Cloud team reports the release of Anbox Cloud 1.21.0. We're given a link to view the component versions in this release, as well as a summary of the features/improvements included. Along with numerous links for more details, we're also told of some removed functionality, a known issue, plus bug fixes, before given links to the upgrade instructions.

Ubuntu Studio 24.04 Wallpaper Competition

Erich Eickmeyer announces the Noble Numbat Wallpaper Competition for Ubuntu Studio 24.04 LTS. Details including rules of the competition are provided, along with a list of important dates related to the competition.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

UBports Foundation Releases Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 Focal Update: A Major Milestone

Aqsa Younas Rana writes that the OTA-1 Focal Ubuntu Touch OTA-1 update is out for Lomiri users. We're told this is a "significant milestone", which is available for selected devices which include the Fairphone 4 and Google Pixel 3a. Along with a short description of improvements, we're told of the bug fixes found in this release.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Fortifies Security with USN-6629-1 Update

Aqsa Younas Rana tells us about the USN-6629-1 update that fixes three major vulnerabilities in UltraJSON. We're walked through some detail, including why this maybe significant for us if we run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Critical Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Discovered: Patches Released

Saboor Bayat informs us of various security fixes that have been made to the Linux kernels used by Ubuntu. Along with the CVEs, we're given some details as to the problems for users. We are advised to upgrade for mitigation.

In the Blogosphere

GNOME Shell and Mutter 46 Beta Released with Numerous Improvements

Marius Nestor reports the release of beta versions of GNOME Shell and Mutter components for the upcoming GNOME 46 desktop. Marius outlines what we'll see if we have a look, with links for more details. We're told both will be available for public testing 'shortly', with links to download now too.

UBports Is Switching to a Fixed-Release Model for Ubuntu Touch OTA Updates

Marius Nestor tells us that UBports is switching to a fixed-release model for Ubuntu Touch OTA updates. We're told of some of the problems UBports has had with the prior release strategy, with the new fixed-release strategy applying when Ubuntu Touch is re-based on the upcoming Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release.

Mesa 24.0.1 Released With Various Graphics Driver Fixes

Michael Larabel writes about the release of Mesa 24.0.1. We're told of some of the fixes enclosed with the release for Mesa 24.0, and given a link to the release announcement on the Mesa development mailing list.

RADV Driver Fixes Mesh Shader Support For AMD Phoenix APUs

Michael Larabel tells us about fixes from Valve's Linux graphics team. We're told in what cases the fixes will be noticed, including a screenshot of a before-image showing missing textures, as well as some details on the fixes. Finally we're told the change was merged for Mesa 24.1-devel, but will soon be backported to the Mesa 24.0 stable series.

Ubuntu 24.04 Desktop Installer Changes [First Look]

Joey Sneddon updates us on changes made in the ubuntu-desktop-installer that will be used with Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Desktop installs. Highlighting some features only available before on Server installs, we're updated on how the 'provisioning' may be useful for desktop installs. Whilst Joey notes not all features will make it into 24.04, a visual update will, with Joey showing us how the current daily looks.
  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Desktop Installer Adds New Accessibility Options -

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 219

"This week the Linux kernel project announced they will be assigning their own CVEs so we discuss the possible implications and fallout from such a shift, plus we cover vulnerabilities in the kernel, Glance_store, WebKitGTK, Bind and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 286 -O Código a Quem o Compila

"Neste episódio com o número 286 (nostalgia!….), recebemos dois convidados sublimes: Joana Simões e João Jotta. Falámos sobre as nossas aventuras com Streamdeck e apps desnecessárias para tudo e para nada, Raspberry Pis empilhados em torre, ventoinhas partidas, Ubuntu Pro, canais fixes no Youtube e declarações polémicas do Diogo que estão a incendiar as redes sociais. Para aproveitar as últimas semanas em Democracia, avaliámos brevemente os programas dos partidos relativamente ao Software Livre de Código Aberto. E não se esqueçam: as eleições Legislativas servem para eleger o número de deputados na Assembleia da República, para votarem leis - não são para eleger o/a Primeiro/a-Ministro/a. Esse é designado/a pelo Presidente da República, partindo da composição da Assembleia [pequeno momento de serviço público]."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, 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 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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