Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 840

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 840 for the week of May 12 -18, 2024. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

  • Philipp Kewisch: Time to set the sails for a new journey
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Korea 2024 – CFP deadline extended by May 26
  • Mini UbuCon Malaysia 2024
  • LoCo Events
  • Introducing the Enhanced KubuQA: Revolutionizing ISO Testing Across Ubuntu Flavors
  • Social Gatherings
  • Mir release 2.17.0
  • Anbox Cloud 1.22.0 has been released
  • Ubuntu Desktop’s 24.10 Dev Cycle – The Roadmap
  • 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!

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Bashing-om
  • Chris Guiver
  • Wild Man
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 839

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 839 for the week of May 5 – 11, 2024. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

  • Oracular Oriole is now open for development
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • UbuCon Korea 2024 – Registration is now open!
  • LoCo Events
  • Patch Pilot Hand-off 24.10
  • 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!

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Bashing-om
  • Chris Guiver
  • Wild Man
  • Paul White
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 838

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

In this issue we cover:

  • 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!

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Bashing-om
  • Chris Guiver
  • Wild Man
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 837

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 837 for the week of April 21 – 27, 2024. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

  • 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!

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Bashing-om
  • Chris Guiver
  • Wild Man
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) released.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, codenamed “Noble Numbat”, is here. This release continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, together with the community and our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.

Our 10th Long Term Supported release sets a new standard in performance engineering, enterprise security and developer experience.

Ubuntu Desktop brings the Subiquity installer to an LTS for the first time. In addition to a refreshed user experience and a minimal install by default, the installer now includes experimental support for ZFS and TPM-based full disk encryption and the ability to import auto-install configurations. Post install, users will be greeted with the latest GNOME 46 alongside a new App Center and firmware-updater. Netplan is now the default for networking configuration and supports bidirectionality with NetworkManager.

Ubuntu now enables frame pointers by default on 64-bit architectures to enable CPU and off-CPU profiling for workload optimisation, alongside a suite of critical performance tools pre-installed. The Linux 6.8 kernel now enables low-latency features by default. For IoT vendors leveraging 32-bit arm hardware, our armhf build has been updated to resolve the upcoming 2038 issue by implementing 64-bit time_t in all necessary packages.

As always, Ubuntu ships with the latest toolchain versions. .NET 8 is now fully supported on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS) for the full lifecycle of the release and OpenJDK 21 and 17 are both TCK certified to adhere to Java interoperability standards. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS ships Rust 1.75 and a simpler Rust toolchain snap framework to enable future rust versions to be delivered to developers on this release in years to come.

The newest Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes under the Official Flavours section:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/noble-numbat-release-notes/

Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Core. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years. Additional security support is available with ESM (Extended Security Maintenance).

To get Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

In order to download Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 23.10 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 24.04. Users of 22.04 LTS will be offered the automatic upgrade when 24.04.1 LTS is released, which is scheduled for the 15th of August. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, and provide more in-depth information on the release itself. They are available at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/noble-numbat-release-notes/

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

https://ubuntu.com/desktop
https://ubuntu.com/desktop/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

#ubuntu on irc.libera.chat
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
https://ubuntuforums.org
https://askubuntu.com
https://discourse.ubuntu.com

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, IoT, cloud, and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

https://ubuntu.com

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Apr 25 15:20:52 UTC 2024 by Utkarsh Gupta on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team