The official support for the Saucy Salamader ends today, 17 July. Canonical recommends upgrade your older Ubuntu versions, and so do we, for the official Lubuntu flavour. Instructions about the upgrade process can be found here. Get yourself into the Trusty wagon and re-start with an improved and more stable environment.
Arriving to version 0.43, we found the inspiration (or the need) to revisit the current icon theme. Just a few retouches here and there, a lot of (colour) improvements and (grid) adjustments, returned a refreshed air on all folders and related glyphs, and an overall smoothing look. Now the theme is a bit more sharp than before, and sure more clear for reading in small and big screens. Here’s the sample:
Also, if you use any dock (docky, plank, or you just use a huge lxPanel) you’ll notice the completed new sizes. If you have installed Lubuntu 13.10 don’t worry, updates will arrive in a few weeks.
Finally the day arrived. New ISOs for every model of architecture are available. I updated the downloads section where you can grab the new Lubuntu Saucy Salamander with all these improvements (among others not so visible):
- LightDM using a simple GTK+ greeter
- Firefox as the new web browser for Lubuntu 13.10
- new version of PCManFM and libfm including a built-in search utility
- artwork improvements, new wallpapers, community wallpapers and icons
- removed Catfish since PCManFM has its own search utility
- fixed a very old bug causing GNOME MPlayer to crash with some CPUs
- several fixes for the GPicView image viewer
Go to downloads section and get it for free now!
Thanks to Corbin Davenport for these amazing countdown clocks. There’s one for Lubuntu flavour and another for Ubuntu. For Lubuntu:
…and its code:
<iframe src=”http://www.corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/lubuntu.html” style=”width:180px; height:150px; border:0px;”>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>
…and the code:
<iframe src=”http://www.corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/ubuntu.html” style=”width:180px; height:150px; border:0px;”>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>
…as said in Old English, “mass days of all saints”. We’re getting close to the Samhain (Calam Gaeaf). And it’s a tradition to make up the default Lubuntu wallpaper to match these days. So, there’s nothing more to say. Frag it and terrify yourself with so many Jack-o-Lanterns that you couldn’t possibly sleep.
And here’s the traditional countdown clock. If you want to use it, just put this code in your website:
<iframe src=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/133108/lubuntu/lubuntu_counter.html” style=”width:170px; height:150px; border:1px;”>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>
And it will look like this:
The default icon theme, Box, has reached another completion hit, version 0.41 is one of the most all-covered and complete icon themes over there. More than 2800 objects (icons and symlinks, apps, devices, filetypes, actions, etc) make this a suitable theme for any Linux based OS.
I’d like to thank Julien Lavergne for collecting every upload we made and creating a handy deb package, and my partner at the Lubuntu Artwork Team, Alexander Andjelkovich, without you this theme wouldn’t exist.If you’re going to download and install Lubuntu 13.10 you’ll have it by default (check release schedule). If not, you can check it out here, and choose your architecture here. Next step? Maybe a full Unity compliant Box theme 😉
Just wanted to inform that the second beta of Lubuntu Saucy Salamander is out (as published at the mailing lists and the Fridge). If you want to test this system feel free to download (PC32, PC64 and Mac). If you prefer to use Torrent files you can get them here.
More changes are included in this “cooked” ISO, like the complete removal of Chromium (getting back Firefox), the zRAM module, updated (and more complete) icon theme, redesigned LightDM theme, etc.
The poll has come to an end and we have five new wallpapers for
Lubuntu 13.10. We had a total of 1699 unique voters that picked their
5 favourite wallpapers (= 8495 votes), here are the winning
1. Muelle by Manuel Puentes with 1261 Votes (15%)
2. Two Jack Lake by C Ayers with 1050 Votes (12%)
3. A Winter Magic by Luciash D’Being with 1033 Votes (12%)
4. Smolikas by George Blades Voulgarakis with 923 Votes (11%)
5. Moody by Robert Wicek with 813 Votes (10%)
Congratulations! (Complete result summary can be viewed HERE)
|Muelle, by Manuel Puentes|
I personally want to thank everyone that in any form made a
contribution to this contest – competitors, voters, promoters,
everyone. Also, a big thank you goes to Guillaume Le Roy who once
again helped us host our contest at Picomp – a great tool
and service of his that we’ve used for several contests now.
Next contest will be held sometime in March and will decide our
default wallpapers for Lubuntu 14.04!
Alexander Andjelkovic, from the Lubuntu Artwork Team, is proud to announce the new wallpaper contest. As 13.10 is getting closer, it’s time to announce the community wallpaper contest for the new Saucy Salamander release. The contest will decide five additional wallpapers that will be included by default with Lubuntu 13.10.
Submissions are done through this Flickr group:
And you’ll find all the necessary information about the contest there as well. Polling will start ASAP after the submission deadline and will be announced to the public.
Spread the word and good luck to all contestants!