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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 831 for the week of March 10 - 16, 2024

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Asia 2024 - Call for proposals
  • Catalan Team: Call for participation in the Noble Festival
  • LoCo Events
  • Ubuntu Quality - Communications and Testing Practices
  • Other Community News
  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to these contributors!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144093 (+81)
  • Critical: 318 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 72521 (-18)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.98% (38258/1123)
  • German: 86.45% (43137/276)
  • French: 82.34% (56201/7484)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62932/4898)
  • Swedish: 77.83% (70551/1597)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

UbuCon Asia 2024 - Call for proposals

Youngbin Han tells of the 'call for proposals' for UbuCon Asia 2024. Along with introductory details of the conference, we're given specific details as to the tracks and topics where submissions are requested. Along with a list of the key dates (proposals must be submitted prior to 13 April 2024) we're asked to help spread the word about UbuCon Asia 2024, with links if we have questions.

Catalan Team: Call for participation in the Noble Festival

wgarcia reports that on 18 May 2024 a celebration of the next Ubuntu release will be held at "l'Institut Alfons Costafreda, Av. Tarragona, 0, 25300 Tàrrega, Lleida". If you have a talk for this event, a email is provided for sending proposals.

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

Ubuntu Quality - Communications and Testing Practices

Philipp Kewisch informs us that the Ubuntu 24.04 Testing Week has concluded, and he gives us his observations about chatter on the various Ubuntu Testing/Quality communications channels. Due to the scattered channels, in the effort to "find out which conversations are happening where and when", Philipp leads us to a proposal to seek a means to consolidate communications channels. Philipp ends by asking what types of conversations and activities would be appropriate and helpful in improving Ubuntu Quality.

Other Community News

Edubuntu on RaspberryPi

This tweet reveals that daily Raspberry Pi 5 builds for the "upcoming Edubuntu 24.04 LTS" are available. We're reminded these are alpha images and thus bugs can be expected.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu To Feature Linux Kernel 6.8 With A Blend Of Stability And Innovation

Akanksha Gaur writes about the recent release of the Linux kernel 6.8, before telling us it will be the GA kernel stack for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. We're told of some of the benefits found in the Linux 6.8 kernel, which we'll find in the upcoming Ubuntu release (and will make it to Ubuntu 22.04.5 LTS in due course).

In the Blogosphere

Mesa 24.1 Enables Intel Xe Kernel Driver Support By Default

Michael Larabel reminds us the Intel Xe kernel graphics driver was upstreamed in Linux 6.8, but required an option to be enabled for Mesa builds. This default will change with Mesa 24.1 coming "next quarter". This post gives details of this change, and includes a link to the merge request that changes the 'out of the box' defaults.

LXD 5.21 LTS Released With UI By Default, AMD SEV Memory Encryption For VMs

Michael Larabel reports the release of LXD 5.21 by Canonical. Along with discussion of the Incus fork, we're told Canonical has put effort into new features within 5.21, briefly mentioning some and providing a link to the official announcement.

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 8th March 2024

"From the Technical Authors team at Canonical, here's a recording of our second Documentation Office Hours. In this recording, we discuss how the first week has gone, our plans for broadening the task list, and then go through a live demo of using GitHub to complete a task."

Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 15th March 2024

"In this recording, we've got new documentation to announce, our first contributions to celebrate, plus further demos of GitHub and a selection of command line git GUIs."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 290 - Esparguete Partido com Ananás, com Giovanni Manghi

" 'Todos à Tabacaria, Comprar a PC Guia!', é o novo motto do podcast. Neste episódio recebemos a visita de Giovanni Manghi - biólogo que trabalha com sistemas de informação geográfica (SIG) em Portugal desde 2008 e é militante ferrenho do Software Livre em todas as iniciativas que organiza e lugares por onde passa - nomeadamente do Qgis e sistemas GNU-Linux. Pelo caminho, falámos de confusões com o nome Ubuntu; aprender e ensinar com uma multidão de professores; distribuições Alentejanas; casos de sucesso de implantação de FLOSS em Portugal; o que falta fazer e perspectivas de futuro."

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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