Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
Thu Oct 20 19:13:20 UTC 2022

Ubuntu 22.10, codenamed “Kinetic Kudu”, 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, partnering with the
community and our partners, to introduce new features and fix bugs.

Ubuntu Desktop 22.10 users will benefit from the refinements in GNOME 43,
including GTK4 theming for improved performance and consistency. Quick
Settings now provide faster access to commonly used options such as wifi,
bluetooth, dark mode and power settings.

The Pipewire audio platform broadens support for audio devices and
provides a step up in bluetooth connectivity, delivering improved
performance for video conferencing. Linux 5.19 improves the power
performance of Intel devices and now includes multithreaded
decompression on Ubuntu to improve multi-core desktop snap performance.

OpenSSH in Ubuntu 22.10 is configured by default to use systemd socket
activation, meaning that sshd will not be started until an incoming
connection request is received. This reduces the memory footprint of
Ubuntu Server on smaller devices, VMs or LXD containers.
Ubuntu 22.10 also comes with a new debuginfod service to help developers
and admins debug programs shipped with Ubuntu. Debugging tools like gdb
will automatically download the required debug symbols over HTTPS.

The Ubuntu graphics stack transition to kms means developers can run
Pi-based graphical applications using frameworks like Qt outside of a
desktop session and without Pi specific drivers. This complements
expanded support for a range of embedded displays for the Raspberry Pi,
including the Inky eInk HAT series, Hyperpixel range and the Raspberry Pi
Official Touchscreen.

The Ubuntu Kernel has been updated to the 5.19 based Linux kernel and
our default toolchain has moved to the gcc 12.2.0 release with glibc

The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, 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:


Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours
releasing with 22.10.

To get Ubuntu 22.10

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Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak

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