Title: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 836

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 836 for the week of April 14 - 20, 2024.
The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

In this Issue

  • Noble Numbat (24.04) Final Freeze
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Ubucon Latin America 2024 - Llamado a conferencias y talleres!
  • FOSSASIA Summit 2024 Recap!
  • Guide to submitting presentation proposals for UbuCon Korea 2024
  • Agenda of Activities for the Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISOL) in Mérida
  • LoCo Events
  • Lubuntu Council 2024 Election Results
  • Upcoming AppArmor Security update for CVE-2016-1585
  • New feature: Ubuntu Snapshot Service
  • Release v0.2.0 of “miracle-wm”, a Wayland compositor built on Mir
  • Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 Release Notes
  • 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!

General Community News

Noble Numbat (24.04) Final Freeze

Utkarsh Gupta reports that Ubuntu Noble Numbat (24.04) is now in Final Freeze. With details of what this means, we are given some indications on the coming Release Candidate images of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144411 (+75)
  • Critical: 320 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72704 (+87)

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  • Ukrainian: 87.97% (38275/1121)
  • German: 86.46% (43099/212)
  • French: 82.35% (56162/7368)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62912/4901)
  • Swedish: 77.83% (70568/1016)

Hot in Support

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LoCo News

Ubucon Latin America 2024 - Llamado a conferencias y talleres!

"La Ubucon Latinoamérica está de regreso y esta vez nos encontraremos en la vibrante ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia, los días 16 y 17 de agosto. Este evento es una celebración del ecosistema de Ubuntu, un espacio donde los apasionados por este sistema operativo pueden reunirse, aprender y compartir experiencias.
¡Queremos que seas parte de esta experiencia única! Estamos buscando oradores apasionados que deseen compartir su conocimiento y experiencias relacionadas con Ubuntu y el mundo del software libre."

FOSSASIA Summit 2024 Recap!

Youngbin Han gives us a recap of the FOSSASIA Summit 2024. We're told the event was larger than last year with around 5000 participants. Youngbin shows some photos, gives some details of the activities done at the Ubuntu booth (promoting Ubuntu and Korean LoCo activities), and promotes for DebConf24 and UbuCon Asia 2024. Youngbin concludes with a mention of his talk and a listing of many of the others.

Guide to submitting presentation proposals for UbuCon Korea 2024

Yonghyeon Lee ( dldydgus1995) writes to advise the call for presentation proposals is open. The event is scheduled for August 10th at Microsoft Korea in Gwanghwamun. The topic, Deploy with Ubuntu, is given along with recommendations for proposals. The proposal submission period, and submissions procedure instruction links are provided, as well as contact info.

“Agenda of Activities for the Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISOL) in Mérida”

Naudy Villarroel Urquiola (beneficial) announces the schedule of activities. The event will be held in Mérida on Saturday, April 27.

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

Lubuntu Council 2024 Election Results

Simon Quigley, on behalf of the Lubuntu Council, announces the members of the new Lubuntu Council. Members are Simon Quigley, Walter Lapchynski, Thomas Ward, Aaron Rainbolt & Rober who are congratulated, with thanks going to outgoing members (Dan Simmons and Chris Guiver). A link to results is provided.

Upcoming AppArmor Security update for CVE-2016-1585

Steve Beattie writes about a past change to AppArmor that resulted in "looser permissions" than was intended which resulted in CVE-2016-1585. This post addresses that fix which will impact Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Steve gives package version details of the fix (in proposed at time of writing). Details of how to test for flaws are provided, with feedback appreciated, and we are advised of the final release on the week of April 22, 2024.

New feature: Ubuntu Snapshot Service

Carlos Bravo tells us about the Ubuntu snapshot service. We're told the service can provide details for any date/time after March 1, 2023, and given some use cases for this service. The service currently supports Ubuntu 23.10, but will include all future releases; intention is supporting Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in the future. We're told the snapshot database is expected to be kept for two years.

Release v0.2.0 of “miracle-wm”, a Wayland compositor built on Mir

Matthew Kosarek annouces the release of Miracle-wm version 0.2.0. We're told this release is still considered development grade. We are given a link to GitHub for the feature list and full instructions (basic instructions are provided in this thread), and asked for feedback.

The Planet

Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 Release Notes

David (fossfreedom) has posted the Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 Release Notes. We're reminded the development/bug-fixing is still going on, thus these release notes are still a work-in-progress, but will in time become the official release notes. What will be found in Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 LTS is provided, along with some screen captures.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 24.04 Supports Easy Installation Of OpenZFS Root File-System With Encryption

Michael Larabel writes that Ubuntu 24.04 LTS supports "easy installation of OpenZFS root file-system with encryption" within the Ubuntu Desktop installer. We're reminded of what was provided with 23.04 & 23.10, walked through an install (with screenshots) and also mention is made of new accessibility features.

Calamares 3.3.6 Linux Installer Improves Support for Plymouth Splash Screens

Marius Nestor informs us of Calamares 3.3.6 which has new features such as support for plymouth splash screens, active directory enrollment, and more. With links to Adriaan de Groot's official release notes, we're told of the new features in this updated installer.

Lubuntu 24.04 LTS to Include Snap Installation Monitor for a Smoother Experience

Marius Nestor writes about a new feature added to Lubuntu 24.04 LTS that will especially aid users of older hardware. With details of what this snap installation monitor is for, we're given a reminder that it won't be useful for minimal install users (as that install is snap free). Screenshots, as well as some other features of Lubuntu 24.04 LTS, are mentioned.

LXQt 2.0 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New

Marius Nestor tells us of the release of the LXQt 2.0 desktop and what new features are included. A link to the release announcement is provided, as well as mention that LXQt 2.1 will be "fully Wayland compatible" [we're told the apps that aren't yet Wayland compatible].

Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 226

"John and Georgia are at the Linux Security Summit presenting on some long awaited developments in AppArmor and we give you all the details in a sneak peek preview as well as some of the other talks to look out for, plus we cover security updates for NSS, Squid, Apache, libvirt and more and we put out a call for testing of a pending AppArmor security fix too."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 295 - Viagem à Quinta Dimensão

"Por ocasião da Wikicon Portugal 2024 em Évora, caímos numa anomalia gravitacional no tecido espacio-temporal e viajámos até à Quinta Dimensão, um Cosmódromo de Ideias e depósito de Raspberry Pi. Fomos recebidos por João Bacelar (um ser humano da mesma espécie de Carl Sagan), que orbita uma estrela de luminosidade classe V (do tipo espectral G) à velocidade de 30 Km por segundo; técnico de som, criador multimédia, programador, astrónomo amador, rádio amador e entusiasta do Software Livre, estivemos em conversa amena com ele num cenário bucólico e rural, rodeados de bichos vários, banhados por radiação ultra-violeta e neutrinos, debaixo de uma camada de 7 Km de Azoto e Oxigénio à pressão de 1014.7 Hectopascal.?

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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