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Ubuntu 22.10 'Kinetic Kudu' is out now

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Canonical has released the latest version of their Linux distribution Ubuntu with Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu".

This includes another 6 months of software improvements throughout the whole stack since the last release. This is not a LTS release though, with it only being supported for 9 months until July 2023. If you need to have a fully stable system that keeps being updated, stick with Ubuntu 22.04.

Some of the big new features includes:

  • Linux kernel 5.19, which supports the new futex_waitv that can help gaming along with lots of new hardware support.
  • PipeWire for audio by default.
  • Default image apps now support the .webp format.
  • GNOME 43.
  • Various improvements for Raspberry Pi users.
  • Plus all the usual updates to various included software.
  • Ubuntu Unity is now an official supported flavour.

For a video overview, our friends at OMG Ubuntu gave it a fresh look:

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In a blog post, Canonical also detailed more info about their Snap package of Steam. They noted it has seen "more than 75 thousand downloads", so it's clearly a lot more popular than comments across various places would make you believe. Sounds like they're doing better on getting driver updates out faster too.

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fagnerln 21 Oct
Sounds like a pretty good distro, looks like firefox improved a lot the startup time on snap and it's performing better in benchmarks than non-snap version.

Maybe I'll try Ubuntu again in the next LTS
Linuxer 21 Oct
It is amazingly swift and stable already. Very glad for Ubuntu Unity becoming official again! Rudra Saraswat is also behind the great Gamebuntu.
Ehvis 21 Oct
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I suppose it's time now to figure out of Pipewire can indeed do network audio with fallback. Pipewire's ability to do this hasn't been clear and I have not yet taken the time to dive into it.
Pengling 21 Oct
I do wish that the October *buntu releases got 12 months of support instead of just 9 - I'd love to be able to stick with those, as I've always found them to be perfectly stable for my requirements.
property 21 Oct
Finally WEBP. I've never understood why this was not supported. Does someone have any insights I'm missing?
CyborgZeta 21 Oct
Probably won't grab Kubuntu 22.10. I'll be sticking with 22.04 for the moment.
nadrolinux 21 Oct
I checked live version and compared fonts rendering on both Ubuntu 22.10 and Fedora 37 with Gnome Text Editor. In Ubuntu 22.10 fonts looks great, all is sharp, but on Fedora 37 fonts are blurry. Both OSes use Gnome 43 and GTK4 for Gnome Text Editor. Do you know what make a differences? I tested a lot of the same fonts on both OSes. Only monospace regular looks decent on Fedora 37. Second things, libadwaita apps works properly with Ubuntu color accents. DO you know how to achieve sharp fonts rendering and accent colors in libadwaita apps on Fedora 37?
tuubi 21 Oct
Quoting: nadrolinuxI checked live version and compared fonts rendering on both Ubuntu 22.10 and Fedora 37 with Gnome Text Editor. In Ubuntu 22.10 fonts looks great, all is sharp, but on Fedora 37 fonts are blurry. Both OSes use Gnome 43 and GTK4 for Gnome Text Editor. Do you know what make a differences? I tested a lot of the same fonts on both OSes. Only monospace regular looks decent on Fedora 37. Second things, libadwaita apps works properly with Ubuntu color accents. DO you know how to achieve sharp fonts rendering and accent colors in libadwaita apps on Fedora 37?

Apparently Fedora uses the grayscale font antialiasing method by default. Most other distributions tend to go for subpixel rendering instead. I haven't touched Gnome in a decade, but a quick search suggests you should be able to find the relevant settings in Tweaks -> Fonts -> Anti Aliasing. Might have to log back in for this to take effect in apps.

Seems like the rationale for going for grayscale instead of subpixel is that the former looks nicer on high DPI screens.


Last edited by tuubi on 21 October 2022 at 4:05 pm UTC
Quoting: fagnerlnfirefox improved a lot the startup time on snap and it's performing better in benchmarks than non-snap version.


So, the official snapped Firefox now works better than the old fashion one. How things change. And what negativity Canonical got from small but feisty band for this work in progress

Looks like Steam snap is coming together nicely already too: https://ubuntu.com/blog/what-the-steam-snap-is-evolving

"By packaging Steam as a snap we’ve ensured that all of the dependencies required for gaming are included in the application. This means no messing around adding and maintaining PPAs and no issues with 32-bit libraries. Everything you need is included and isolated from the rest of your OS, regardless of the distro you’re running."
nadrolinux 21 Oct
Quoting: tuubiApparently Fedora uses the grayscale font antialiasing method by default. Most other distributions tend to go for subpixel rendering instead. I haven't touched Gnome in a decade, but a quick search suggests you should be able to find the relevant settings in Tweaks -> Fonts -> Anti Aliasing. Might have to log back in for this to take effect in apps.

Seems like the rationale for going for grayscale instead of subpixel is that the former looks nicer on high DPI screens.
I used the same settings via gnome tweaks for both OSes, so it must be something else.
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