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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 830 for the week of March 3 - 9, 2024

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 24.04 Testing Week
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Invitación al 20º Flisol en Mérida, Venezuela
  • LoCo Events
  • Documentation Office Hours recording 1st March 2024
  • Include Performance tooling in Ubuntu
  • Kernel Accessories Seed and Metapackage
  • Ubuntu 20th Anniversary - Party Planning
  • UbuCon @ SCaLE 21x - Schedules and Call for Booth Volunteers
  • Other Community News
  • Canonical News
  • 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 24.04 Testing Week

Aaron Prisk reports that Ubuntu and the ten official flavors are having a Ubuntu Noble Numbat Testing Week from March 7-14, 2024. We're reminded the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta is approaching too, and invited to help with the testing. If testing Ubuntu Desktop, a list of focus points are provided for our testing, along with many links for more details.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144012 (+33)
  • Critical: 317 (-4)
  • Unconfirmed: 72539 (-119)

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


  • Ukrainian: 88.02% (38126/1530)
  • German: 86.47% (43031/216)
  • French: 82.38% (56066/7489)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62902/4899)
  • Swedish: 77.87% (70405/1595)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Invitación al 20º Flisol en Mérida, Venezuela

Naudy Villarroel Urquiola (naudyvu) extends a "cordial invitation" to attend his city's participation of the twentieth Latin American Free Software Installation Festival. The event celebrating "creativity, shared knowledge and the promotion of the philosophy of free software" is to be held April 27. The event expects to be "full of opportunities to learn, share experiences and collaborate in the dissemination of the free software philosophy". Links are provided for details.

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

Documentation Office Hours recording 1st March 2024

Graham Morrison posts the first Documentation Office Hours from March 1, 2024. We're given a time index for specific parts, plus told only the first section was recorded; thus a list of Questions and Answers is provided here in text.

Include Performance tooling in Ubuntu

Robie Basak writes of a specification on enabling frame pointers in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS by default. This addition is to support 'performance engineers'; enhancing performance management and optimization. This post gives details, and the specification, including links and more details. Noted are some expected negative consequences (with examples as details), wherein "we consider that the benefits outweigh these".

Kernel Accessories Seed and Metapackage

Robie Basak writes a specification on a "new kernel-accessories seed and metapackage to abstract a list of default packages for installers and image generators to use". The rationale for this is provided (including a link to the performance tooling specification) which covers LXD images too. This spec will take effect starting with Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 20th Anniversary - Party Planning

Philipp Kewisch reminds us that Ubuntu 24.10 will see the 20th anniversary of Ubuntu. This post seeks to "gather some input from the community on how you think we should celebrate". We're asked what Ubuntu means to us, what we like, and what Ubuntu was like back when we started using it, before being asked to consider Ubuntu's future. Do we have any party plans, or ideas on an appropriate celebration? Ideas are solicited from community members so as to make this a "stellar milestone".

UbuCon @ SCaLE 21x - Schedules and Call for Booth Volunteers

Jason C. Nucciarone asks if we're heading for SCaLE 21x. We're given details of the schedule and told there is a Ubuntu booth at the conference, where volunteers are sought to help staff that booth. If we're interesting in volunteering, we're told how to express this & choose our time.

Other Community News

Canonical turns 20: Shaping the Ubuntu Linux world

Steven Vaughan-Nichols 'walks' us back to 2004 with some events occurring back then in the Linux world, and the start of the Ubuntu project. We're given details of the founding by Mark Shuttleworth, the purpose of the project, and of Canonical. We're walked through many Canonical creations (such as the Unity desktop), in the Ubuntu story that is now twenty years in the telling.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

LXQt Desktop Now "100%" Ready For Wayland

Michael Larabel relays from the LXQt project's tweet that informs their desktop is now "100% Wayland-ready". A final patch, layer-shell-qt, closes the issue. Amplifying links are provided.

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 1st March 2024

"From the Technical Authors team at Canonical, here's a recording of our first Documentation Office Hours. In this recording, we discuss our Open Documentation Academy and how anyone can get involved. We also introduce several members of Canonical's Technical Author team."

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 221

"Andrei is back to discuss recent academic research into malware within the Python/PyPI ecosystem and whether it is possible to effectively combat it with open source tooling, plus we cover security updates for Unbound, libuv, node.js, the Linux kernel, libgit2 and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 289 - Uma Profusão de Abas em Fogo

"Depois de uma semana intensa a cozinhar gorduras numa roulotte, eis que nos aproximamos a velocidade vertiginosa das primeiras eleições legislativas de 2024 e do fim da democracia. Mas há razões para sermos optimistas: descascámos na falta de jeito da Google; em breve haverá Snaps aos montes para Ubuntu Touch; para quem gosta, o Firefox é bom para gerir uma catrefada de abas e a Nextcloud tem ferramentas mesmo mesmo mesmo boas para vocês descobrirem. Polémica da semana para incendiar as redes sociais com títulos bombásticos e tergiversados: o Diogo odeia a Mozilla!!! \[é falso, mas o que interessa é ganhar cliques, queriam jornalismo, não?\]."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC unless otherwise specified. For more details and farther dates please visit:

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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