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!

30 Jun

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 has been released!

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 (soon to be 16.10) has been released!

We have a couple papercuts listed in the release notes, so please take a look. We currently have a bug (with a workaround) that breaks creating BTRFS and XFS partitions using the desktop installer.

A big thanks to Brendan Perrine and Nio Wiklund for helping us test this release.

You can grab the images from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/alpha-1/

If you find any issues, feel free to contact us and visit our Get Involved page to get involved!

21 Apr

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Released!

Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released! With the codename Xenial Xerus, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS is the 10th release of Lubuntu, and the second long term support release. Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until April 2019, with three years of support.

What is Lubuntu?

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at “normal” PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don’t have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the “full-featured” mainstream distributions.

With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Firefox, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wiki contains more information on the project.

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25 Feb

Xenial Xerus Beta 1 released

The Lubuntu Release Team is happy to announce the first beta milestone of Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04 LTS in April) has now been released! A few bug fixes have come since the last alpha, but one piece of excitement is that this new milestone includes the 4.4 kernel that will be shipping with the final product.

Make sure to read the release notes to be aware of known bugs and workarounds. Your help would be most appreciated in terms of helping confirm/troubleshoot/triage those bugs, as well as filing any new bugs you find.

Speaking of bugs, though we’re still working on LXQt for a future release, we do expect to have some bug fixes for LXDE in the final release, so make sure to keep watching for announcements, especially on the Lubuntu Development mailing list.

For Release Notes and downloads, please see the Lubuntu Wiki.

To everyone that helped make this release possible, thank you. To those that would like to help, please get in touch (especially those of you that have PowerPC machines!).

18 Feb

Lubuntu 14.04.4 released

Another LTS step version has been released, upgrading AMD64, i386 and PowerPC systems. Lubuntu 14.04.4 fixes lots of bugs fixes and improvements, specially within the kernel:

  • Refresh hardware support in LTS releases for carefully-selected hardware
  • Roll up accumulated stable updates into updated images to reduce download requirements for new deployments
  • Maintain stability of existing installations
  • Various bugs that required updates are rolled into this update.

You can grab the new ISOs in the Downloads section. More details on the (several) changes can be found here. Don’t forget to read the Release Notes. More images here.