The Lubuntu Team is happy to announce that the Lubuntu Backports PPA with LXQt 1.4 is now available for general use. You can find details on enabling it below.
What is the Lubuntu Backports PPA?
Our Backports PPA is modeled after Kubuntu's. It exists to provide the latest LXQt desktop stack on top of a stable Ubuntu base. (The concept could also be considered similar to KDE Neon.) 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.
What's new in this release of LXQt?
lxqt-menu-data has been created to handle menu files across LXQt. You may experience some slight changes in menu functionality:
You can now specify the terminal to use when selecting
Open In Terminal from the context menu.
At last, QTerminal supports an audible bell. We've left this disabled by default, for the time being.
Preliminary support has been added for color profiles in LXImage (Qt).
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 an interim release are NOT supported once Backports is enabled. Please let us know if anything is off.