Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 841 for the week of May 19 - 25, 2024.
The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Call for testing: Ubuntu Frame (Mir 2.17 minor update, promote to core24), ubuntu-frame-osk and -vnc (promote to core24), mir-test-tools (promote to core24)
  • Documentation Office Hours schedule
  • Other Community News
  • 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, 23.10, and 24.04
  • And much more!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144528 (-74)
  • Critical: 314# (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 72916 (+46)

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


  • German: 86.61% (47006/188)
  • Ukrainian: 85.74% (50040/1304)
  • French: 83.70% (57204/7150)
  • Swedish: 78.48% (75550/1105)
  • Spanish: 76.40% (82838/4856)

Hot in Support

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Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

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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

Call for testing: Ubuntu Frame (Mir 2.17 minor update, promote to core24), ubuntu-frame-osk and -vnc (promote to core24), mir-test-tools (promote to core24)

Matthew Kosarek writes that due to the release of Mir 2.17, a number of snaps were updated in respective channels. We're given a list of these snaps, including channel & version numbers. We're told there won't be an update of the latest track, with users requested to switch to 20 or 22 for 'least disruption'. Details, including how to switch to the testing tracks is provided, with a request to let developers know of any issues, otherwise these snaps will be updated to stable within a week.


Documentation Office Hours schedule

Graham Morrison has provided a planning schedule for Documentation Office Hours. This list will be amended as time progresses. Graham includes a list of future ideas and request community input. He also includes dates for scheduled events.


Other Community News

KDE Gear 24.05.0

This post tells us what is in the KDE Gear 24.05.0 release. With plenty of screenshots, we're told of some new arrivals (Audex, Accessibility Inspector, Francis, Kalm and Skladnik), as well as listing some updates to key programs such as Dolphin as well as many others. We're told all apps can be found at Flathub and Snapcraft, with links and details on where you can get more info or chat.

  • KDE Gear 24.05 Software Suite Released with New KDE Apps, Many Improvements -


Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

NVIDIA 555.42.02 Linux Beta Brings Wayland Explicit Sync, GSP Firmware Used By Default

Michael Larabel writes about the release of the NVIDIA R555 linux driver in beta. We're told this is the release using explicit sync and other improvements (some of which are mentioned). We are given a link where we can download this beta, and told some benchmarks will soon be coming.


IceWM 3.5 Lightweight Window Manager Released with New Features

Marius Nestor tells us the IceWM 3.5 window manager has been released. We're told this is a major update, given some details, and a link to the release notes on the projects GitHub page.


You Can Now Upgrade Ubuntu 23.10 to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, Here’s How

Marius Nestor reports that Ubuntu 23.10 users can now upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. This post gives brief details of the newer Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release and the older Ubuntu 23.10 release, before walking through (with screenshots) how to upgrade your system.


Snap Store Website Redesign Goes Live – And It Looks Good

Joey Sneddon informs us that the Snap Store website has been revamped. We're told its the second in the last year and more 'substantive' than last time. Along with some screenshots, we're told of some of the improvements.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu OnAir: Mir Office Hours 21st May 2024

This video is of the Mir Office Hours for 21 May 2024. The video follows the agenda posted in advance on the Ubuntu Discourse (see below) and is hosted by Matthew Kosarek.


Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 228

"The team is back from Madrid and this week we bring you some of our plans for the upcoming Ubuntu 24.10 release, plus we talk about Google’s kernelCTF project and Mozilla’s PDF.js sandbox when covering security updates for the Linux kernel, Firefox, Spreadsheet:arseExcel, idna and more."


Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 300 - Isto não é Esparta.

"TREZENTOS, CARAGO! Foi bonita a festa, pá! Para comemorar a éfemerde dos 300 episódios tivémos a presença do CEO e Founder do podcast (e utilizador renitente de produtos Apple), Tiago Carrondo; do também CEO e Founder do podcast e Business Angel de várias indústrias da China e Ilha Formosa, Diogo Constantino; e do CFO, COO, CSO, Macho Alfa e Turbo Dude, Miguel. Falou-se de tudo: indústria vitivinícola, Ubuntu 24.04, Snowboard, Home Assistant, Centro Linux, Energia Solar, SSD’s, Pine Powers a mais, UPS com chumbo e dizer mal da Canonical! Este episódio cheio de anglicismos teve o patrocínio involuntário de Luís Ribeiro: Tudo Para Solar, Eólico e Baterias."


Ubuntu OnAir: Documentation Office Hours 24th May 2024

"We cover the recent planning discussions we’ve had and the new updates to the forum. We then go through a live demonstration of editing both Discource-based documentation, and documentation built from the Sphinx-Starter-Pack..."


This Week in Linux: episode 264 -Ubuntu going Wayland for NVIDIA, Firefox’s Future, GNOME 5 Year Strat & more Linux news

"This week’s episode, we’re going to be taking a look into the crystal ball of Linux, and we’re going to be seeing into the future for the roadmaps that were given to us by various projects, like Ubuntu, GNOME, Mozilla Firefox, and others...."


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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