05 Apr

Lubuntu 13.04 Beta

Steve Langasek, the release wizard, has announced the availability of the last beta for all flavours of the Raring Ringtail, including Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, UbuntuStudio, Xubuntu, UbuntuGnome (NEW) and Kylin (NEW also):

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Together with Ubuntu 13.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio also reached final beta status today. We also welcome two new flavors, Ubuntu GNOME and UbuntuKylin, which are participating in the Ubuntu release process for the first time this cycle…

You can grab your copy of Lubuntu here.

27 Mar

Bug corrections

According the QA team, some important bugs affecting Ubuntu core that reflected on Lubuntu images has been corrected. For testing just go to the QA builds and seelct Lubuntu. Here’s the message:

Hi everyone, testing of 12.04 LTS Beta 2 is ongoing, and you already have found major defects that the dev team have started to address. New builds of Precise Beta 2 are now available on the tracker. These images include the following changes:

 If you have any question about testing Precise or issues you may find during testing, join us on #ubuntu-testing on IRC. Thanks for helping to test these images!

23 Sep

Lubuntu 11.10 beta 2

Sure you already know that our “big brother” Ubuntu released the second beta for the Oneiric Ocelot version. So here goes the “little one” Lubuntu 11.10 beta 2. I just wanted to mention this like an echo of Julien Lavergne’s announcement. And as he said, this is a beta, so remember:

  • okay, a lot of bugs were fixed
  • you may find theme (gtk3/lxpanel) improvements
  • but you could find new interface bugs (feedback appreciated)
but you can also find these (temporary) bugs:
  • include apt-xapian-index : http://pad.lv/798437
  • installer require 4.6 Gb of free space : http://pad.lv/819538
  • ubiquity broken icon switcher : http://pad.lv/830898
  • update icons on desktop for persitent mode broken : http://pad.lv/837470
  • firefox locales installed : http://pad.lv/820056
  • fallback icons on notification area broken : http://pad.lv/819542 and http://pad.lv/820080
  • not able to install virtualbox drivers after installation from desktop ISO : http://pad.lv/854995
  • entries with “Lubuntu” are not translated on the boot menu on any ISO: http://pad.lv/855977
You will find it here. Happy testing!
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

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 🙂

22 Apr

Lubuntu Natty beta 2

Ok, here it is. We have no summary for this beta (Julien is working on it) but you can download and start testing it (I recommend working under emulation). You can download the beta at the usual place 🙂

New mirror: The Lubuntu Blog (but please, download the torrent first, if you can).

02 Apr

Lubuntu Natty beta 1

The first beta of Lubuntu has been released. There’re minor changes in look’n’feel, but a lot of improvements here and there. So, what’s new?

  • New theme made (by me)
  • Update installer, with new layout and screenshots
  • A lot of bug fixes
Please note that Lubuntu Natty is based on Ubuntu Natty, same warning apply : “Pre-releases of Natty are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.”

Check it out at downloads area.

01 Oct

Beta 2

As you can see, we’re still developing (and working!). Julien Lavergne (a.k.a. The Boss 😀 ) is proud to present the second (and last) testing release. This one includes some bug fixes and has the usual Ubuntu updates (that are plenty). Here are the download links (please, using torrent is better for everybody). Also, I’ve updated the downloads section. There you can still download the last stable version of Lubuntu, if you don’t want to test this release and want your system to be stable and fully functional.