Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, we are pleased to announce that Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS has been released! This release provides updates to the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS to reduce the update time post-download and an upgrade path for users running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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!
Lubuntu is the most international flavour!
Thanks to some friends, collaborators and members of our Facebook groups, we have the Wily Werewolf Release Notes translated to a lot of languages. Here’s the (growing) list:
- English (Phill Whiteside)
- Español (Rafael Laguna)
- Português (Gustavo Silva)
- Deutsch (Benjamin Hoffmeister)
- Français (Julien Lavergne)
- Polski (Dawid Jandziński)
- Nederlands (Geoffrey de Belie)
- 日本語 (Keiichi Shiga)
If you want to add your native language to the list, and you know how to use MoinMoin wiki syntax, don’t hesitate and contact us leaving a comment. You all made this possible. Thank you!
Edit: if you want to help us to translate Lubuntu, join the Lubuntu Global team.