02 Jul

Quantal UI Improvements

The Lubuntu Artwork Team is not sleeping. We’re getting some UI revamped elements, improving the current theme and getting it to a higher level. Among the icon theme (being exhaustely developed), the GTK2 / GTK3 themes had been redesigned (for both looking better and integrate between them). Look how the PCManFM’s toolbar look now:

Also, I’d like to remember to any reader and user that the Wallpaper Contest is still open and we accept submissions. Create a wallpaper and we will include it on the Quantal distro. Remember, you could be famous! Check it out at Flickr.

25 May

Mocking up!

There’s no time for sleeping. Or maybe yes, and dreaming about the perfect interface. So we at Lubuntu Artwork Team are still active, never forget this 🙂 Now thinking about a new icon proposal, a new GTK / Openbox theme and, of course, a new brand official wallpaper for this sweet flavour of Ubuntu. In a few weeks the contest for wallpaper submissions will be open, and we are waiting for your ideas and designs. The Lubuntu Blog will post the Flickr address soon for uploading your creations. The selection will be part of the Lubuntu Community Wallpapers package, and one of them could be yours!

16 Apr

New Lubuntu icon theme

A new icon theme is going to land soon: Lubuntu Box. At this moment only a few icons and the design guide are being developed to create the main look line. Of course, the icon theme will (and always) be free, released under GPL license, and it will fit another desktop environments, such as Gnome3 or Unity. Stay tuned!

29 Jan

Ozone 3

Almost there. The default theme for Lubuntu, Ozone, is near to its final version. Lubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is getting more and more polished. But if you can’t wait, or you have another version (or a distro with the LXDE environment) feel free to test it. Download here.

02 Sep

Beta 1

Announced by Julien Lavergne today:

Following the announce for Ubuntu, Lubuntu Beta 1 is also available for
testing. You can find it on
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/oneiric/beta-1/

A quick summary of important changes since Alpha 3 :
 * Alternate ISO are now available.
 * Keeping LXDM for login manager.
 * New theme made by Raphael.

Know issues :
 * Include apt-xapian-index : http://pad.lv/798437
 * Installer require 4.6 Gb of free space : http://pad.lv/819538
 * Fallback icons of libindicator not working : http://pad.lv/819617
 * Crash on startup for notification-daemon : http://pad.lv/838383
 * Ubiquity broken icon switcher : http://pad.lv/830898
 * Update desktop on persistent mode : http://pad.lv/837470

Happy testing 🙂

03 Jul

Getting close…

We’re getting close to august, the month  the Lubuntu artwork will be released (if finished, of course). Just an sketch bu, doesn’t it look sharpy?

You can always check periodically the changes at the wiki. And, of course, you can submit your own creations to the Wallpaper Flickr group. The “contest” winners artwork will be included in the Lubuntu Artwork official package and, if not, everybody will see your work (2560 x 1600 pixels sized) at the Ubuntu Gallery.

23 May

Here we go…

…let’s rock’n’roll. Once a distro is released, the “artwork makers” begin their mockups. And so on, Lubuntu is, for me, the best for testing its own potential and capabilities. Every release is a challenge, and migrating to GTK3 is a hard work. Let’s mockup the world and make it better!