Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 838 for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2024.
The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

In this Issue

  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Asia 2024 CFP Closed, Registration now open!
  • Come to SeaGL November 8th & 9th, 2024
  • UbuCon Korea 2024 - Call for proposals
  • Ubuntu 24.04 InstallFest + Workshop in Busan is successfully completed!
  • LoCo Events
  • Ubuntu 24.04 and .NET
  • `needrestart` changes in Ubuntu 24.04: service restarts
  • Multipass version 1.14.0 RC1
  • Call for GNOME Asia 2024 Location Proposals
  • 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

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations to this contributor!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144573 (+3)
  • Critical: 316 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 72804 (+75)

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


  • Ukrainian: 87.97% (38275/1162)
  • German: 86.46% (43081/266)
  • French: 82.36% (56156/7394)
  • Spanish: 80.23% (62912/5093)
  • Swedish: 77.84% (70527/1016)

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

UbuCon Asia 2024 CFP Closed, Registration now open!

This post notifies us that the Call for Proposals (CFP) are now closed for UbuCon Asia 2024, with thanks given to those who submitted proposals. Some details of the proposals (types/tracks) are provided, before telling us that registrations are now open for the UbuCon conference.


Come to SeaGL November 8th & 9th, 2024

Valorie Zimmerman tells us the Kubuntu Community has applied for a table at SeaGL on 8-9 November 2024. We're invited to attend, and told it would be great if other flavors were there too. The event is hosted at the Hub, University of Washington campus; providing easy access.


UbuCon Korea 2024 - Call for proposals

Jungmin Yoon announces a call for proposals to present at UbuCon Korea 2024. Reminding us what UbuCon(s) are, we're told the theme of the UbuCon, and given details of tracks and topics. Details on requirements, including deadline (12 May), are provided, along with where you can get any questions answered.


Ubuntu 24.04 InstallFest + Workshop in Busan is successfully completed!

Yeonguk Choo gives a report on the Ubuntu 24.04 InstallFest held at Busan on 27 April 2024. We're told there were 26 participants, shown some photos, and given some details. Thanks are given to Youngbin Han, Chanyoung, and Elice Inc. and BIPA.


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 24.04 and .NET

jota-ce tells us Ubuntu 24.04 LTS contains the latest .NET 8 produced by a collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft. We're given some details here, and given a link (and recommendation to read it) to a Microsoft blog on the new .NET in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.


`needrestart` changes in Ubuntu 24.04: service restarts

Simon Chopin reports there were "significant changes to the default behavior of needrestart" in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, thus he is providing details in this post. Beyond telling us what this tool does, we're told of the new behavior, and given some instructions on dealing with any troubles, or reverting the behavior to that of earlier releases if required.


Multipass version 1.14.0 RC1

Christopher Townsend posts about the Multipass version 1.14.0 RC1 (Release Candidate). Along with giving details of what's new, Christopher highlights changes, and relates how to use it. We're told how we can leave feedback or report problems.


Other Community News ###

Call for GNOME Asia 2024 Location Proposals

This post announces that the GNOME Foundation is inviting bids for hosting GNOME Asia 2024. We are given details of what is required (intention for submission date is 15 May) and the date of final proposals is 6 June 2024. Details and links for cities interested in making a proposal are provided, or if you have other questions.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu Linux 24.10 is named 'Oracular Oriole'

Brian Fagioli tells us the name of Ubuntu 24.10 is "Oracular Oriole", as well as giving us a great photo of an oriole at a Linux terminal. We're told few details are known of what will be included, but we'll be updated when they are known.


Xubuntu 24.04: A minimal install that does what it says on the tin

Liam Proven reminds us that Xubuntu 24.04 LTS is out, and here talks mostly about the minimal install option. Beyond just an install option on the main ISO, Liam highlights the smaller ISO available (smallest of the flavors). Some comparison with other flavor minimal installs is given, as well as some general discussion on what Liam noticed in his testing the system.


In the Blogosphere

OpenZFS 2.2.4 Released With Linux 6.8 Support

Michael Larabel informs us that OpenZFS 2.2.4 has been released. We're told it supports the 6.8 Linux kernel, and that it contains some FreeBSD specific fixes. We're reminded Ubuntu 24.04 LTS includes an encrypted/unencrypted ZFS root file-system support option (which is still an experimental feature).


Wine 9.8 Fixes Nearly 20 Year Old Bug For Installing Microsoft Office 97

Michael Larabel informs on the updates, 22 bug fixes, and "various other software issues now being resolved"within this development release. Noteworthy is the old Microsoft Office 97 installer issue that is now resolved. Michael provides the link to the release announcement for details of all the changes.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 227

"Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is finally released and we cover all the new security features it brings, plus we look at security vulnerabilities in, and updates for, FreeRDP, Zabbix, CryptoJS, cpio, less, JSON5 and a heap more."


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 297 - Framboesa 3.1416

"Depois da catástrofe de Alderaan, a princesa Leia no exílio veio falar connosco e passámos um bom bocado a falar de Raspberry Pi, as tendências genocidas do Império Galáctico, o papel de jornalistas e developers místicos e como fazer parte dos Rebeldes usando Tor. Abordámos brevemente o drama dos debs no Noble Numbat, dramas na comunidade de Nix e o drama de não fazer backups. E ainda houve tempo para partilhar experiências no Centro Linux, dizer mal do Linkedin e rever a agenda para os próximos meses."


Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 3rd May 2024

"In this recording, we present our own informal and quite casually put together collection of thoughts on how to improve your approach to technical documentation. From the benefits of poor memory and the relevance of anti-aliasing algorithms, to how the movie Tenet is an accurate metaphor for technical writing."


Ubuntu Colombia: Bienvenida a la Temporada de 2024 del Podcast de Ubuntu Colombia

"En este episodio inaugural de la Temporada 2024 del Podcast de Ubuntu Colombia, te damos la bienvenida a un nuevo viaje por el mundo de la tecnología abierta y libre. Descubre el enfoque y los temas que exploraremos en esta temporada, donde compartiremos experiencias, proyectos innovadores y todo lo relacionado con el universo del software libre. Únete a nosotros mientras nos sumergimos en este apasionante viaje hacia el conocimiento compartido y la colaboración.
Una LoCo tan grande como la nuestra debe tener un montón de experiencias que contar, y nosotros queremos que todos las conozcan."


Ubuntu Colombia: Episode 1 - Sobre la Calidad de Software

"En el primer episodio del podcast, Juan Alejandro Pérez Bermúdez (https://linktr.ee/MegaBarto) , líder del semillero de investigación ⁠SONAR I.S.C⁠ (https://academia.utp.edu.co/sonar-isc/) nos compartirá datos muy interesantes acerca de los fundamentos de la calidad del software, y nos dará algunas bases para poder indagar con mayor propiedad en este importante campo dentro de nuestra industria."


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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