The Lubuntu Team is happy to announce that the Lubuntu Backports PPA with LXQt 1.3 is now available for general use. You can find details on enabling it below.
What is the Lubuntu Backports PPA?
As time goes on, our development focus will continue to be on new releases, and we plan on landing and testing changes there prior to pushing them to Backports. That being said, this is a perfect middle ground between stability and new features that users of all experience levels will be able to enjoy.
Is this a separate edition of Lubuntu?
Nope, this is still the same Lubuntu you know and love, you’re just getting new features available on the regular releases earlier than everyone else on the LTS release. You’re jumping on an in-between track.
Okay, so how do I enable it?
The Backports PPA is available here. You can add the PPA using the following command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/backports
Please note that upgrades from 22.04 to 22.10 or 23.04 are NOT supported once Backports is enabled. This is an issue we are actively working on.