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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 832 for the week of March 17 - 23, 2024

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • FLISoL San José de Pare - El primer FLISoL del año en Colombia
  • LoCo Events
  • March 8, Women’s Day - Marzo 8, Día Internacional de la Mujer - Bogotá, Colombia
  • Ubuntu Studio: Wallpaper Competition Winners 24.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • 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!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144185 (+92)
  • Critical: 322 (+4)
  • Unconfirmed: 72598 (+77)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.98% (38258/1411)
  • German: 86.45% (43137/617)
  • French: 82.34% (56201/7632)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62929/5090)
  • Swedish: 77.83% (70551/1604)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

FLISoL San José de Pare - El primer FLISoL del año en Colombia

Lina Elizabeth (in Spanish) gives a report on attending the FLISoL (San José de Pare). This is a somewhat extensive report: which includes presentations, people, and some photos.

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

March 8, Women’s Day - Marzo 8, Día Internacional de la Mujer - Bogotá, Colombia

Lina Elizabeth writes that she was invited to be the ICANN Universal Acceptance Day closing speaker, with the talk on March 8 on International Women's Day. We're given some facts that were presented in that talk, which show how women are under-represented in many fields, including tech. Lina also gives some recommendations for men in facilitating a more 'women friendly environment'. Lina also gives thanks to Alejandra Zerdá, with this post given in English and Spanish.

The Planet

Ubuntu Studio: Wallpaper Competition Winners 24.04 LTS

The Ubuntu Studio team reminds us that Ubuntu Studio 24.04 LTS will be the eighth long term support release and the 32nd release overall. We're told of the high quality entries, before the post moves to the default wallpaper created by Eylul Dogruel that will be "rotated-out for the next four releases". Next we're shown the 'winners' which include the title & creators, with these images already viewable on dailies.

### Kubuntu Wallpaper 24.04 – Call for Submissions ###

The Kubuntu team is calling out for submissions for the official Kubuntu 24.04 desktop wallpaper. We are told what they're looking for, and given submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

GNOME 46: The Best New Features

Joey Sneddon tells us that GNOME 46 was released on March 20, 2024, and will be the 'centerpiece' of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Desktop. We're told of some of what is included, along with showing some JPG & GIFs, and of app improvements. We're advised where we can test it out which includes it appearing soon on Ubuntu 24.04 dailies.

XWayland Nukes The NVIDIA EGLStream Backend

Michael Larabel reminds us that "XWayland had targeted both the Generic Buffer Management (GBM) and EGLStream APIs due to NVIDIA not supporting GBM". Because NVIDIA now has GBM support, XWayland is removing the "EGLStream mess". A link is given to Red Hat's Olivier Fourdan's merge request that causes the removal of about 1.5k lines of code.

GNOME 45.5 Is Here with Small Updates for GNOME Shell, Mutter, and GNOME Tweaks

Marius Nestor writes about the release of the GNOME 45.5 by the GNOME Project. We're given details of the many fixes included, and are reminded to upgrade our systems if using GNOME 45. Mention of GNOME 44.10 or the final release of that system is also provided.

NVIDIA 550.67 Linux Graphics Driver Brings Wayland Fixes, Better Support for VKD3D Games

Marius Nestor blogs about the NVIDIA 550.67 release by NVIDIA. This release will fix hanging issues with some wgpu apps when used with Wayland that can impact some game players, plus some other issues. Links to the release notes are given, and where we can download it.

Wayland Protocols 1.34 Introduces Better Drag & Drop, Explicit DRM Sync Objects

Michael Larabel informs us of the new Wayland Protocols 1.34 which includes three new staging protocols. We're given a summary of the new protocols as detailed by Jonas Ådahl. A link to the source is provided if we require more info.

KDE Gear 24.02.1 Improves Dolphin, Spectacle, Okular, and Other KDE Apps

Marius Nestor writes about the release of KDE Gear 24.02.1 from the KDE Project. The many included fixes are discussed, with a link to the full changelog too.

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 222

"We cover recent Linux malware from the Magnet Goblin threat actor, plus the news of Ubuntu 23.10 as a target in Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024 and we detail vulnerabilities in Puma, AccountsService, Open vSwitch, OVN, and more."

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 223

"This week we bring you a sneak peak of how Ubuntu 23.10 fared at Pwn2Own Vancouver 2024, plus news of malicious themes in the KDE Store and we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, X.Org X Server, TeX Live, Expat, Bash and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 291 - Santo Seppuku

"Watashitachi no komyuniti wa kyōryokudesu! O Diogo errou e os seus antepassados exigem que ele lave a honra do podcast. Agora sim, este país vai para a frente, agora que a PC Guia lançou uma pen com distribuições GNU-Linux para educar o povo! A ANSOL conquista cada vez mais terreno nos media, a sua assembleia geral foi repleta de aplausos, desfiles e bandeirinhas e o software livre marcha em direcção aos amanhãs que cantam! Entretanto, o Miguel não gosta de bancos; a Canonical continua a ter problemas com aplicações de criptomoedas; o Firefox está cheio de coisinhas boas e vem aí o Ubuntu 24.04 LTS com belos fundos de ecrã!"

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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