Title: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 843

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 843 for the week of June 2 - 8, 2024.
The Discourse post of this issue is available here.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) reaches End of Life on July 11, 2024
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events
  • Canonical launches Ubuntu Core 24
  • Linux Plumbers Conference in Vienna, Austria
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • 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 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) reaches End of Life on July 11, 2024

Graham Inggs of the Ubuntu Release team warns us that Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur) reaches its end-of-life on July 11, 2024. We're given some details, including a link to the instructions and caveats for upgrading Ubuntu 23.10 systems to Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.

Welcome New Members and Developers

Congratulations, Bright! Thank you for your continued contributions to Ubuntu, and welcome to the team!

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 144349 (-16)
  • Critical: 307 (-4)
  • Unconfirmed: 72856 (-15)

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


  • German: 86.64% (46906/93)
  • Ukrainian: 85.74% (50047/1352)
  • French: 83.70% (57207/7166)
  • Swedish: 78.48% (75557/2274)
  • Spanish: 76.40% (82848/4860)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

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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.

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The Planet

Canonical launches Ubuntu Core 24

This blog tells us Canonical have released a new immutable Ubuntu Core 24 product for IoT device makers. We're given some key features of this release which includes 12 years of long term support on ARM, x86 and RISC-V platforms. An embedded video, photos of devices and screenshots, links and more are provided.

Linux Plumbers Conference in Vienna, Austria

Stéphane Graber writes about the Linux Plumbers Conference in Vienna, Austria which will be held September 18 -20, 2024. Along with many links, including to registration, we're reminded that early bird tickets may be gone if we delay.

Other Community News

Kdenlive 24.05 Released with Group Effects, Automatic Subtitle Translations, Multi-Format Rendering

Mehedi Hasan informs us of the release of Kdenlive 24.05. Along with brief details of the improvements included, we're told this update focuses on responsiveness and efficiency.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Real-time and Core editions of Ubuntu arrive

Liam Proven writes about three topics. We're reminded Ubuntu 23.10 is approaching its end of life, thus users need to upgrade rather soon. Next we're told Canonical have released a real-time kernel for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, and the new Ubuntu Core 24 release for IoT devices. Along with details of each of these topics, we're given links, and told the Desktop version of Ubuntu Core 24 is still to be released later this year.

In the Blogosphere

KDE Is Soliciting Ideas For Their Goals To Pursue Over The Next 2~3 Years

Michael Larabel reminds us that back in 2022, the KDE Project laid out plans that are currently in the last stages of being acted upon. We're told they're seeking ideas on what goals should follow on from the current plans. Michael has included a link to KDE's Lydia Pintscher's request for feedback.

Linux 6.11 To Merge Support For Running AMD SEV-SNP KVM Guests

In this article, Michael Larabel tells us the work on SEV-SNP encrypted virtualization will finally mean Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM) will allow SEV-SNP protected guests starting with the Linux 6.11 kernel. We're given details, quotes, links to merge request, AMD's SEV developer page and more.

In Other News

GUADEC 2024 Call for BoFs and Workshops

The GNOME Foundation have an "additional call for submissions for Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions and Workshops for GUADEC 2024". We're given details, which include dates (July 22-23, 2024) and links for submissions, and told deadline for submissions is June 15, 2024. We're also reminded BoFs and Workshops will not be live-streamed, but remote and in-person attendance is possible with details available via provided links.

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 302 - Por Trilhos Nunca Dantes Trilhados

"Esta semana, depois de sobrevivermos a uma perigosa expedição em terras selvagens - com a ajuda de Unav e Wikiloc debaixo de um calor abrasador - regressámos cheios de pecúlio para partilhar, com Firefox, Multipass, Virt-Manager, Adguard, Mosquitto, NextCloud, Openhab, Docker, Jellyfin e novidades verticais de Firefox. Pelo caminho, desbravámos a estética retro do site da ANACOM e metemos um pé nas virtudes do Mundo Virtual."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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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 11, 2024

Ubuntu 24.04 Updates

End of standard support: April 2029


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