The Alpha 2 of Lubuntu 15.10 is now released. Check out all about it at the wiki.
Hi, testing of the second Alpha of Lubuntu 15.10, codename Wily Werewolf is now taking place. Please do help test. Details of how to test can be found at the Testing wiki. Feedback appreciated.
As expected, the next version of Lubuntu is here. It’s known as a bug release, as we’re preparing the next generation Qt based desktop. Lots of bugs have been fixed, and there’re many improvements. Artwork has been redesigned too, with a smoother and unified overall look and feel.
Remmarkable changes are:
- General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt
- Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases
- An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities …)
We’re preparing Lubuntu 14.10, the Utopic Unicorn, for distribution in
October 2014. With this early Beta pre-release, you can see what we are
trying out in preparation for our next version (with 3.16.0-11 Ubuntu Linux kernel). Remember that this is an early beta pre-release, so don’t use it on daily production computers.
We’d like you to join us for testing, especially if you have a PPC machine. We didn’t have PPC testers this release, do there is no PPC release.
Second alpha for Lubuntu Utopic Unicorn released. This is just for testing, don’t use it as a stable system. This snapshot includes the 188.8.131.52 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the the upstream v3.15 Linux kernel. The 3.15 release includes mixed mode UEFI support, as well as improvements to suspend and resume times, open-source graphics drivers, newer laptop support ACPI and power management, ext4 filesystem, audio and sound, to name a few; additional highlights are described here. A few problems still present:
- Alt + F2 shortcut does not work
- power manager has wierd black background on lxpanel
- iBus does not support certain keyboard layouts (affected chromium, not firefox, now resolved with current version of the browser)
Only standard PC images, due to the lack of testers, Lubuntu won’t drop Mac ISOs, we need more time and machines for testing. More info and download here.
It’s already available Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the first update on Trusty Tahr, a recommended by-default setup for all flavours including, of course, Lubuntu. This comes with extended support (until 2019). Various bugs that required updates are rolled into this update:
- A bug for btrfs has been found, this is scheduled to be fixed in 14.04.2
- A bug affecting Alt-F2 is still present
- For PPC the bug affecting the resizing of partitions is still there
Almost there! A new beta has been released at the mirrors, Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr beta 2. You already know all the stuff: a few improvements, updated packages, lots of fixes, etc. Look, we were busy:
- pcmanfm 1.2.0 (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing)
- artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities)
- new interface for lxsession-default-apps
- firefox fixings
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!
It has landed! We have new release, the Raring Ringtail. There’re lots of changes:
- New version of pcmanfm / libfm (1.1.0) including a built-in search utility.
- Artwork improvements, including new wallpapers, community wallpapers, new icons…
- Removing catfish, since pcmanfm has its own search utility
- Fix a very old bug causing gnome-mplayer to crash with some CPU (P4)
- Several fixes for the image viewer gpicview
Finally we’ve updated the download links. Only ISOs, for the moment, in a few days the Torrent files will follow onto the list (our apologies for this inconvenience, but we’re currently managing servers quotes). Anyway, you can download the disc images here:
Stay tuned to the official Lubuntu website and the torrents will appear soon.