Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 837 for the week of April 21 - 27, 2024.
The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) released
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • Party like a Noble Numbat
  • UbuCon North America 2024 Call for Papers
  • LoCo Events
  • NVIDIA GPUDirect over Infiniband Migration Paths
  • Let’s talk open design
  • Subiquity 24.04.1 has been released to the stable channel
  • May - October 2024 planning cycle - your opinions count
  • 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, 23.10, and 24.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) released

Utkarsh Gupta on behalf of the Ubuntu Release team announces the release of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for Server, Desktop and more. Major details of the release are provided, a link to download the system, and the details if you're hoping to upgrade to 24.04 LTS soon. Many links for more details are provided.


This release is widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Interested in the flavors? Release announcements as follows:

Release Notes:

Media attention to the flavor's releases:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144510 (+101)
  • Critical: 318 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 72729 (+25)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad


  • Ukrainian: 87.97% (38275/1121)
  • German: 86.46% (43081/286)
  • French: 82.36% (56156/7394)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62912/4901)
  • Swedish: 77.83% (70567/1016)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

LoCo News

Party like a Noble Numbat

The Ubuntu-pt Community will host an release party, celebrating the release of 24.04, with a install fest for all the flavors, and a LAN party (SuperTuxKart). The time is set for Saturday, April 27 from 11:30 AM in the Linux Center laboratory, Lisbon. The plan of activities is provided and we are advised that the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, as well as the Ubuntu diversity declaration, will be observed. A link for registration is provided.


UbuCon North America 2024 Call for Papers

Simon Quigley tells us that UbuCon North America will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin in August, and that invitations to present/speak are open. We're reminded what UbuCon is, and what is sought for in submissions as well as some tips for making a good proposal. Dates for submission (May 31, 2024) and more are provided, as well as a link if you'd like to help sponsor this conference.


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

NVIDIA GPUDirect over Infiniband Migration Paths

Dann Frazier writes about some changes Ubuntu is experiencing when the 6.8 Linux kernel is used in regards to NVIDIA GPUDirect Infiniband memory sharing. This post describes the changes, and gives users some details that may impact users of specific hardware. This will be noticed by users of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, but also in the future users of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS when they receive the HWE 6.8 kernel. Options available to users are provided.


Let’s talk open design

Ana Sereijo writes about a working group within the Design team "with a mission to empower external designers to contribute to open-source projects". This post outlines what the Open Design Working Group is doing, and offers the chance to participate in a survey that will help these efforts.


Subiquity 24.04.1 has been released to the stable channel

Dan Bungert announces the release of Subiquity 24.04.1, that will be used in the new Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. As well as prior releases (23.10, 22.04.4 LTS, and 20.04.6 LTS via snap refresh) Subiquity is used across most flavors too. Details of the release, and what is now possible, are outlined; including a list of bug fixes, known issues and new contributors.


May - October 2024 planning cycle - your opinions count

Graham Morrison reminds us that just after a major release a lot of Canonical planning is performed, and this has included the next phase of the Open Documentation Academy. Some thoughts about this are provided, with those being used as discussion points over the next few weeks, and feedback is welcome.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

April 19, 2024

In the Press

Ubuntu 22.04 vs 24.04: What Has Changed?

Ankush Das contrasts the differences between Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and the new Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. Ankush covers installation differences, package management, and more, including many screenshots for clarity. The article finally concludes with a brief discussion on whether or not to upgrade.


Linux can finally run your car’s safety systems and driver-assistance features

Jonathan M. Gitlin writes about a new specialized Linux 'distro' for the automotive industry. From Elektrobit, who developed EB corbos Linux together with Canonical, we're introduced to some of the problems with using open source within vehicles, and how this new 'distro' will help.


In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS – 20 Changes to Look Out For

Joey Sneddon states that users upgrading from a prior LTS are in "for a treat", with the reason being the many improvements. Joey then proceeds to walk us through many of the upgrades, from the installer including minimal as default, a new 'app center', and more. Some gif & screenshots are included, in this rather long and detailed post.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

OpenSouthCode: Rewriting Tox: A Journey of Open Source Evolution | Interview with Jürgen Gmach

"Join us for an exclusive interview with Jürgen Gmach, Senior Software Engineer at Canonical and one of the manteiners behind the rewriting of the Tox test automation tool. Delve into the intricacies of Open Source Software development as we explore the motivations, challenges, and lessons learned throughout the three-year journey of rewriting Tox. Gain insights into the meticulous process of minimizing issues upon release, the unexpected bug reports, and the unwavering dedication of the maintainers. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the behind-the-scenes of one of the most significant transformations in the open source community."


Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 19th April 2024

"In this recording, we go through a few of our completed tasks and talk a little about the work that was required. We then look at a couple of the issues that potential contributors may want to work on."


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: E296 - Nobre Mirmecóbio Refrigerado

"Desta vez recebemos a visita do André Bação e a conversa seguiu animada em torno de leis de termodinâmica, panelas de esquentadores, alegria de famílias chinesas, computadores azeiteiros e - como não podia deixar de ser - casas espertas. Ainda falámos da última beta de Ubuntu 24.04 e descobrimos que há empacotadores chamados Carlão. Nos próximos dias vai haver muita celebração da Liberdade na comunidade do Software Livre e todos vamos querer lá estar! 25 de Abril Sempre, Software Proprietário Nunca Mais!"


DistroTube: A Quick Look At Ubuntu 24.04 LTS "Noble Numbat"

"It only happens once every two years--a new release of Ubuntu LTS. Today I'm taking a quick look at the newly released Ubuntu 24.04 'Noble Numbat'."


9to5Linux: First Look: EDUBUNTU 24.04 LTS "Noble Numbat" (STABLE)

"In This Video We Are Looking At Edubuntu 24.04 LTS Released: New Features, Gradebook, Known Issues, Minimal seeds."


DJ Ware: Ubuntu 24.04 LTS - One Distro, Many Flavors

"Today we look at Ubuntu 24.04 Long Term Support (LTS). This is the flagship of the Ubuntu Flavors and is based on GNOME 46. There are many other flavors of Ubuntu which provide support for KDE, LXQt, MATE, Budgie, Cinnamon, Unity and Kylin. There are even curated flavors of Ubuntu for education and Audio/Visual and Creative Artists. Ubuntu is the most popular linux distro and sometimes the most controversial within the Linux community. Canonical is fearless when it comes to trying out new ideas."


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC unless otherwise specified. For more details and farther dates please visit: https://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/ | https://discourse.ubuntu.com/upcoming-events

Updates and Security for Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, 23.10, and 24.04

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

Ubuntu 24.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2029


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