29 Sep

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak 16.10 Beta 2 released!

You may have noticed that Yakkety Yak 16.10 Beta 2 was released
earlier this morning, nearly a week late. It was quite a busy week with new
kernels popping in at the last minute and causing all sorts of havoc.
Finally, in the last day or so, it culminated in a problem due to a dropped
Xorg package for Lubuntu alternates which the team managed to scramble
together at the last minute to smoke test. That said, sorry for the belated
announcement, but here it is! As always, the best place to download and
find out more information about the release is the Release Notes.

In other news, the final release is coming 13 October. Testing is scheduled
to begin approximately one week before, right around the 6th or 7th of
October. That said, please join us for testing! It’s fun and easy and
doesn’t require you to have a separate testing machine. If you’ve got even
1GB of total memory (the more the better, though!) and ~8GB of free space,
you should be able to set up a virtual machine and still run your normal
stuff while you test. You don’t have to be a computer whiz kid, either.
Best of all, we have people on hand to walk you through it. So please,
join us!

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please reply to the
lubuntu-devel mailing list or come visit us at #lubuntu-devel on
freenode.

05 Aug

Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS has been released!

The latest and last point release of the Lubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS, 14.04.5, is now available for download.

This release includes images for amd64 (commonly referred to as 64-bit), i386 (commonly referred to as 32-bit), and PowerPC.

Please read the release notes, which covers the latest update as well as the whole history of the release. Additionally, you can download the images from the Ubuntu cdimage server.

Just note that we have a bug affecting PowerPC that affects installing Lubuntu alongside another operating system. More details are in the release notes.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible!