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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 828 for the week of February 18 - 24, 2024

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS released
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubuntu Jams Day & 2024 Annual General Meeting
  • FLiSoL Barranquilla 2024
  • LoCo Events
  • Introducting “miracle-wm”, a Wayland compositor built on Mir
  • Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS Installer - Usability Test
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • 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

Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team announces the release of Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. Along with details of the Ubuntu 22.04.4 products and flavors included in this release, details of the updated installation media and a new arm64+largemem ISO are included (link for more details provided), and more; including where we can download new images for install.

A brief summary of bugs fixed between Ubuntu 22.04.3 and 22.04.4:

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

Media attention to the releases:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144039 (+6)
  • Critical: 325 (+2)
  • Unconfirmed: 72723 (+32)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.02% (38125/1126)
  • German: 86.47% (43030/193)
  • French: 82.38% (56065/7320)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62901/5075)
  • Swedish: 77.87% (70404/1020)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Ubuntu Jams Day & 2024 Annual General Meeting

Youngwook Choo (choo121600) announces a "Ubuntu Jams Day event" in anticipation of the Ubuntu 24.04 Noble Numbat release. The event is to be on March 23, 2024 at 12:00 AM and will include the "Resolution of regular general meeting agenda and Q&A" session, translation and testing jams. A registration link is provided and we are advised to bring our own gear. Inquires may be made at |

FLiSoL Barranquilla 2024

Carlos A. Maestre (ic3br34ker) invites all to participate in the latest Latin American Free Software Installation Festival. This year the event will be held in Barranquilla, Colombia on April 27, 2024. The event will feature "Conferences, workshops and an experience area that will open you up to new technologies". This post also serves as a call for speakers and additional sponsors. Supporting links and instructions are provided.

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.

Please see:

The Hub

Introducting “miracle-wm”, a Wayland compositor built on Mir

Matthew Kosarek announces the first release of miracle-wm; a Wayland compositor based on Mir. We are given some details, including the goal of the project, how we can install it, a link to the Github page, and more. We're told some feedback and any bug reports would be welcome.

Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS Installer - Usability Test

Martin Storey follows up from Tim's 'Ubuntu Desktop roadmap highlights' post, and here asks us to participate in a usability test, giving our feedback on the Ubuntu Desktop installer. We're given details of what is wanted/involved, and told it may take only ten minutes.

Other Community News
Announcing the Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest:

The Kubuntu team announces the Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest. We're told what this is, what Kubuntu is looking for, and given guidelines and told how to participate. Of course the deadline date is provided (March 31, 2024), as are prizes (including choice of two Kubuntu Focus devices) and more.

A year in the Ubuntu Community Council

Merlijn Sebrechts writes about his experiences (thus far) on being elected to the Ubuntu Community Council. This includes some details as to what the Ubuntu Community itself is, as well as Ubuntu Community Council governance . Some examples of what has been done include: "kickstarting Ubuntu Matrix Governance", supporting LoCos (Local Communities), and more. Profuse thanks are extended to the many Ubuntu people in the community that volunteer and make it all happen.

Stronger identity verification for ALL publishers?

Mark Shuttleworth writes that a number of apps have recently 'socially engineered' users into giving away "sensitive information". Mark discusses open source code & the generally accepted lack of checks in providing code through some sources, yet strict checks in others (example being Debian & Ubuntu uploads). Mark discusses some upload 'proof of publisher' identity checks that could be performed, and asks for suggestions on these and, as well, invites suggestions from anyone with better approaches to the problem.

Related are these posts by Alan Pope:

Linux Security Summit: Schedule

This post shows the schedule for the Linux Security Summit, held on April 18-19, 2024 in Seattle Washington USA.

Opensouthcode 2024

This post gives details of the OpenSouthCode 2024 conference held on June 21-22, 2024 at The Them, Malaga (Spain). A 'call for papers' is provided, if you'd like to submit a proposal (submissions open until March 31, 2024).

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

7 Features That Make Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Cool

Ankush Das reminds us of our upgrade options if we're existing Ubuntu users, before telling us he took the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS daily for a 'test drive' and here tells us what he discovered. Ankush gives features of the new release that he values, which includes twelve years of security updates, the new look installer, GNOME 46 and more.

GNOME 46 beta has more tweaks than a coffee shop

Liam Proven reminds us GNOME 46 is in beta testing prior to its release next month. Along with links for details, we've given a summary of what we'll find if we use (or test) it. Along with telling us some new features (such as GDM now allowing headless login via remote desktop), we're told of some of what we should expect in Fedora 40 or Ubuntu 24.04 LTS releases.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, openSUSE to get better installation

Liam Proven describes installation as a 'pain point', before talking about some work being done to reduce that 'pain'. First up is discussion of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS use of the subiquity installer, and the recent work and improvements it has received. Mention is made also of Kubuntu/Lubuntu that use the calamares installer, before moving to other distributions which include OpenSUSE and Fedora for comparison.

In the Blogosphere

DebConf24 Debian Conference to Be Held in South Korea from July 28 to August 4

Marius Nestor tells us about the Debian Project's developer conference DebConf24 which will be in Busan, South Korea from July 28 to August 4, 2024. We are given details, along with links for even more.

GNOME Network Displays Adds Support for MICE, Chromecast

Joey Sneddon writes that the "latest version of GNOME Network Displays app lets you stream your desktop to a wireless display" using protocols now. Both Chromecast and Miracast over Infrastructure (MICE) landed in GNOME Network Displays 0.91, which allows mirroring or virtual screens. It's available if you're using Ubuntu 24.04 dailies (including a "cherry-pick patch" for a single window), or can be installed via flatpak.

Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Moving To NVK + Zink For OpenGL On Newer GPUs

Michael Larabel tells us Mesa 24.1 Git has landed, and what this means if we want to choose to use Zink instead of OpenGL. We're given some details of what this means, and a link to the merge on Gitlab for more.

KDE Slimbook V Announced: The First KDE Plasma 6 Laptop With AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU

Michael Larabel informs us that the KDE Plasma 6 Desktop will soon be out, and that the KDE Slimbook V with a Ryzen 7 7840HS CPU can be ordered with KDE Plasma 6 'out of the box'. Along with some details of the laptop, including price, we're given a photo of it and a link for more info.

LibreOffice 7.6.5 Office Suite Is Out Now with More Than 90 Bug Fixes

Marius Nestor reports the release of LibreOffice 7.6.5 by the Document Foundation. We're told 94 bug fixes are included in this release, and given links to the RC1 & RC2 changelogs for details. The dates of support are also provided, and it is suggested we upgrade as soon as we can, or upgrade to the newer LibreOffice 24.2 recently released.

NVIDIA 550.54.14 Release Brings R550 Series Linux Driver To Stable

Michael Larabel tells us NVIDIA has released their 550.54.14 driver in stable form. We're told it includes many fixes to the prior beta release and given a few details of these. Links of course are provided.

Featured Audio and Video

TUXEDO Computers: Plasma 6, Steam Deck, KDE Itinerary & more - Interview with KDE

"The KDE Project is well known in the open source space and has contributed a ton of software to it, such as KDE Plasma, Krita, Kdenlive and many more. Of course some project members were also present at the LinuxDay in Dornbirn and so we asked them about things like the impending Plasma 6 desktop environment, the Steam Deck shipping with KDE software and progress on other KDE software projects."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 287 - O Filho Pródigo Torna a Casa

"Adivinhem quem voltou ao Daily Show? O Jon Stewart. E quem recebemos hoje no podcast? Não foi o Jon Stewart. O Diogo continua a ter problemas com o Home Assistant (não podia faltar) e falou-se de diferentes tamanhos de Slimbook e carrinhas de campismo, encontros de Ubuntu, férias na neve com o Popey, snowboards e motherboards, encontros de Linux e Fofóquesdem (fofocas da FOSDEM), elucubrações sobre Thunderbird e que diabo é um Macfruit e porque é que tem de ser beliscado para não se ter síndroma de túnel cárpico?"

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

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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