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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 664


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 664 for the week of December 27, 2020 - January 2, 2021. The wiki page of this issue is available here:


== In this Issue ==

 * Announcing the Technical Board members for the 2021-2023 period
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * Hot in Support
 * LoCo Events
 * Community Structure
 * Contributing without Code
 * Canonical News
 * In the Press
 * Featured Audio and Video
 * Meeting Reports
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 20.10
 * And much more!

== General Community News ==

=== Announcing the Technical Board members for the 2021-2023 period ===

Jose Antonio Rey on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council announces the new Technical Board Members for 2021-2023 will be (in no particular order):
 * Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
 * Steve Langasek (vorlon)
 * Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur)
 * Robie Basak (racb)
 * Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100)


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open: 135840 (+105)
 * Critical: 342 (0)
 * Unconfirmed: 67342 (-1)

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

=== Translations ===

 * Ukrainian: 87.93% (38965/581)
 * German: 86.34% (44126/66)
 * French: 81.35% (60225/6364)
 * Spanish: 80.99% (61390/3693)
 * Swedish: 74.60% (82022/931)

== Hot in Support ==

=== Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions ===

 * No updates since a long time - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1304240/no-updates-since-a-long-time
 * Does the Ubuntu Newsletter still get sent over email? - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1304574/does-the-ubuntu-newsletter-still-get-sent-over-email
 * I don't have the LUKs password for my HP notebook - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1304050/i-dont-have-the-luks-password-for-my-hp-notebook
 * `update-alternatives --list editor` does not show editors installed via `snap` - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1304472/update-alternatives-list-editor-does-not-show-editors-installed-via-snap
 * fstab automatically creates mount points - https://askubuntu.com/questions/1304519/fstab-automatically-creates-mount-points

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

=== Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads ===

 * Terminal when open will not accept commands - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455880
 * Overwhelmed and need help - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455827
 * Running Out of Disk Space - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455822
 * Grub2 Triple Boot Ubuntu Win 10 and Win 7 - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455969
 * Can't change partition name in GParted - https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2455805

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

== LoCo Events ==

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

 * Virtual Tempe Ubuntu Hour, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/4066-virtual-tempe-ubuntu-hour/
 * Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/4072-sierra-vista-ubuntu-hour/
 * Virtual Phoenix Ubuntu Hour, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/4096-virtual-phoenix-ubuntu-hour/
 * Virtual AZLOCO/PLUG Install-fest/Linux Workshop, Arizona LoCo Team: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-arizona/4090-virtual-azlocoplug-install-festlinux-workshop/

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

== The Hub ==

=== Community Structure ===

Alan Pope has posted a new Community structure guide. Listed are the many boards and councils that exist within our Ubuntu Community, as well as a quick summary to help remind us of the function of each Council/Board. Links of course are provided.


== The Planet ==

=== Contributing without Code ===

Alan Pope remembers CIX in the mid-90s, and his first taste of helping people online. When Alan started using Ubuntu, this help switched to Launchpad Answers, then to Ask Ubuntu. Alan tells us how it makes you feel good to help users, and that all of us have that capacity to help others newer in their Ubuntu journey, or stuck with problems you may have already faced, and how these contributions can be done, even by people who don't code.


== Canonical News ==

 * Snaps and themes – on the path to seamless desktop integration - https://ubuntu.com//blog/snaps-and-themes-on-the-path-to-seamless-desktop-integration

== In the Press ==

=== Bash 5.1 brings back older behavior ===

Paul Krill writes about the release of Bash 5.1, noting its "return to Bash 4.4 behavior regarding pathname expansion". Other features, along with some links are provided.


== Featured Audio and Video ==

=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 123 - Especial de fim-de-ano ===

"Tornamos histórias enfadonhas em aventuras fantásticas, acontecimentos cinzentos em verdadeiros contos de fadas, ou então falamos só sobre Ubuntu e outras cenas… Aqui fica mais um episódio no vosso podcast preferido."


=== Ubuntu Y Otras Hierbas: S05E02 - Apple M1 y Linux ante ARM. Edge llega a Linux ===

¿Será buena para Linux una más que factible migración de x86 a ARM? ¿Significará la muerte de Linux? Creemos que se avecinan tiempos oscuros…
Y el navegador Edge llega a Linux.


== Meeting Reports ==

 * Design and Web team summary – 29 Decemer 2020 - https://ubuntu.com//blog/design-and-web-team-summary-29-december-2020

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

 * Ubuntu Translations: Thu, January 7, 4pm – 5pm
 * Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, January 7, 4pm – 5pm
 * Ubuntu Membership Board: Thu, January 7, 10pm – 11pm

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

== Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 20.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

No activity this period

=== Ubuntu 16.04 Updates ===

No activity this period

End of Standard Support: April 2021

=== Ubuntu 18.04 Updates ===

No activity this period

End of Standard Support: April 2023

=== Ubuntu 20.04 Updates ===

No activity this period

End of Standard Support: April 2025

=== Ubuntu 20.10 Updates ===

No activity this period

End of life: July 2021

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== Archive ==

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== Further News ==

As always you can find more Ubuntu news and announcements at:

 * https://blog.ubuntu.com/
 * http://fridge.ubuntu.com/
 * https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/

== Conclusion ==

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

== Credits ==

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

 * Krytarik Raido
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 * Chris Guiver
 * Wild Man
 * And many others

== Glossary of Terms ==

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