Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 18.10 has been released! With the codename Cosmic Cuttlefish, Lubuntu 18.10 is the 15th release of Lubuntu and the first release of Lubuntu with LXQt as the default desktop environment, with support until July of 2019.
Adam Conrad always does a great job in stating that people should test the Release Candidates. Here’s what he has said this time:
Over the next few hours, builds will start popping on the Cosmic Final milestone page on the ISO tracker. These builds are not final. We’re still waiting on a few more fixes, a few things to migrate, etc. I’ve intentionally not updated base-files or the ISO labels to reflect the release status (so please don’t file bugs about those).
What there are, however, are “close enough” for people to be testing in anger, filing bugs, fixing bugs, iterating image builds, and testing all over again. So, please, don’t wait until Wednesday night to test, testing just before release is TOO LATE to get anything fixed. Get out there, grab your favourite ISO, beat it up, report bugs, escalate bugs, get things fixed, respin (if you’re a flavour lead with access), and test, test… And test. Did I mention testing? Please test.
Please, help us test Lubuntu Release Candidates. You can find the link to the dailies on our downloads page. When you’re done, so we know you tested, please get an Ubuntu SSO account (if you don’t have one already) and report the result on iso.qa.ubuntu.com. This means you, i386 testers. It’s your time to shine!
Have you tested this ISO to your heart’s content and reported your results? Help us with some of the other non-technical tasks which need to be done before the release, including proofreading the new Lubuntu Manual and helping us polish the release announcement.
Also, send us your Lubuntu screenshots before Tuesday (on any one of our social media accounts) to get them in the announcement!