Lubuntu Artful Aardvark Alpha 1 (soon to be 17.10) has been released! Also in this release (in addition to the usual LXDE ISO) is an experimental image with LXQt instead of LXDE.
The second alpha of the Zesty Zapus (to become 17.04) has now been released!
Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 (soon to be 16.10) has been released!
We have a couple papercuts listed in the release notes, so please
take a look.
A big thanks to Brendan Perrine and Nio Wiklund for helping us test this
You can grab the images from here:
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.
The second alpha of the Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04) has now been released! As usual, you are asked to read the release notes so that you are aware of issues and thus save you time filing them again. But, please do test it as widely as possible. Features:
- LXQt is still in development, as such Xenial Xerus is GTK based
- This Xenial Xerus snapshot includes the v4.3 kernel. 16.04 will ship with the 4.4 kernel which is available for testing
- As this is an LTS, there will be a new PPC version released
Release Notes and downloads at the wiki page.
We reported how to run upcoming Lubuntu desktop LXQt in Xenial Xerus on a Raspberry Pi 2 and now, thanks to tester Herminio Hernandez, Jr. (and his iBook G4), we can confirm that it works on PowerPC machines!
- install a Xenial Xerus 16.04 image (the Alpha 2 just came out!)
- follow the instructions on the wiki to install the LXQt packages
Previous to having the LXQt packages in the repositories, PPC testers were unable to use the PPA because Launchpad didn’t build for architectures outside of i386 or amd64. The other benefit is that it should be less cutting edge and thus more stable.
Since we release PowerPC images only for LTS versions and since we’re not planning on releasing LXQt for Xenial, there will be a bit more waiting for PPC users, but at least in this way, a pretty solid preview can be obtained.
Should you follow this procedure, please report any bugs against the appropriate package itself, since all of the necessary packages are in the repos.
Further questions can be directed at the Lubuntu QA Team.
A nice experiment made by wxl from the Lubuntu QA Team: running Lubuntu Xenial Xerus on a Raspberry Pi 2, with LXQt desktop. Made with Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker, and following simple instructions:
- Get the image from here
- Install the image
- do-release-upgrade to Xenial
- Install LXQt packages following the wiki guide
And that’s all. Enjoy Lubuntu in your new Pi. Remember this is just an experiment, it may be unstable. But what are Raspberry Pi computers for, but testing and having fun?
Hi folks, the 1st milestone release of what will be our 16.04 LTS is now out in the wild. I’m only posting the release notes link, as it is important you know of issues (none are computer critical) so that you don’t waste your time reporting an issue we already know of. If you find new issues, please follow the reporting section at the bottom of the notes.
Grab it while it’s hot!