10 Jan

Lots of LX updates

The coder of the entire desktop LXDE, PCMan, was busy these days. He was updating the main core libs and app (pcmanfm / libfm 1.2.0), the image viewer (gpicview 0.2.4) and the appearance config tool (lxappearance 0.5.5), getting improved with bug fixes and new features:

  • pcmanfm: dual pane view
  • pcmanfm: create symlinks
  • lxappearance: fix creating themes
  • lxappearance: compression use xz format
  • gpicview: show / hide toolbar
  • gpicview: fix “fit image”, scrolling, zoom

All this will be upgraded via GIT and Lubuntu will take benefit of this effort. Congratulations, PCMan, for your great work!

Via LXDE Blog

20 May

LXDE updates

The LXDE desktop environment has received tones of updates. Here’s the list of changes of every component (too many for comenting in this post, :D):

They will be available very soon on Lubuntu, so stay tuned with these enhancements.And have a look to the LXDE blog for more information.

04 Mar

Lubuntu Natty alpha 3

New alpha release (just for testing, you know) available. The (huge) list of changes:

  • New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks to Jonathan Marsden)
  • Replacing Audacious for Aqualung, File-Roller for XArchiver, and GucView for Cheese
  • New applications: Java support, GuCharMap, LXKeyMap, and some docs
  • Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks to Xubuntu dev)
  • Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration
  • Lxappareance can configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox directly
  • You can configure the workspaces directly on applet
  • Autologin configuration at install time
  • Icons on the desktop are now moveable
  • Fake transparency available again and using Ubuntu font by default
  • New text Plymouth theme
  • Menus have Administration / Preference sub-menus and are now correctly translated
  • You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with LXKeyMap
  • Fixed a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks to Fedora dev)
  • Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm, also translations up-to-date with LXDE git

Download and test it. You know where, baby. Happy testing!

Additional note: Of course, Ubuntu alpha 3 has been released today too.

16 Aug


It was necessary, unifying visual configuration of the environment in one application. So, here it is. LxAppearance can now change, at once, details such as icons, controls, colours, mouse cursors and window decoration. It only lacks the ability to change the desktop wallpaper. Better for novices and those who don’t like complicated things. It will be available in the repo soon.