13 Aug

Lubuntu 18.04.5 Released!

Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, we are pleased to announce that Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS has been released!

What is Lubuntu?

Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor which uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock solid Ubuntu base. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usable graphical user interface, Lubuntu comes with a wide variety of applications chosen for their small footprint so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.

Where can I download it?

You can download Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS on our downloads page.

This announcement on our official website (Lubuntu.me, NOT Lubuntu dot net, which is not run by Lubuntu contributors) replaces the traditional release notes we have provided in the past on the wiki. We have left out some notes that are common to all flavors, so we recommend that you read the Ubuntu release notes.

What’s The Difference Between Lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS And This Release?

Lubuntu 18.04.5 is a set of images produced for convenience so that a fresh install of the latest Lubuntu LTS does not require as many updates after install (as Lubuntu continues to release Stable Release Updates and security fixes to make your experience as smooth as possible and to fix any bugs, if you want to help us out with this, see below, we always need more help). If you do system updates regularly, you are already running Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, and if you install Lubuntu on a system using a Lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS image or a previous point release and do system updates, that system will also then be running Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

At this time, this will be the last planned 18.04 release for Lubuntu, thus also making it both the last LXDE release as well as the last i386 release.

How do I get support?

You can get support for Lubuntu here.

How do I help?

We always need more help! Feel free to join our development channel (which is bridged three ways to Matrix, Telegram, and IRC) and talk to us there. Whether you know another language, have some spare time to help us test Lubuntu, are good at writing documentation, or just want to stay “in the know,” that is the place to be.

Known Issues

Bug 1890931Ubiquity confirmation window partially offscreen – In some circumstances, the partitioning confirmation dialog may be partially off screen. The dialog can be re-positioned and confirmation can be selected to continue the installation.

Did we miss something? Please file a bug and tag it with “lubuntu”. You can find out more about filing bugs at our wiki page.

Don’t want to file a bug? Let us know what the problem is (in detail, enough that we can reproduce it) and we can assist you in filing one.

Thanks to our testers!

Huge thanks to Chris Guiver (guiverc), Leó Kolbeinsson (leoK), Bill (franksmcb) from the Mate team, and others for testing this release.

25 Feb

Xenial Xerus Beta 1 released

The Lubuntu Release Team is happy to announce the first beta milestone of Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04 LTS in April) has now been released! A few bug fixes have come since the last alpha, but one piece of excitement is that this new milestone includes the 4.4 kernel that will be shipping with the final product.

Make sure to read the release notes to be aware of known bugs and workarounds. Your help would be most appreciated in terms of helping confirm/troubleshoot/triage those bugs, as well as filing any new bugs you find.

Speaking of bugs, though we’re still working on LXQt for a future release, we do expect to have some bug fixes for LXDE in the final release, so make sure to keep watching for announcements, especially on the Lubuntu Development mailing list.

For Release Notes and downloads, please see the Lubuntu Wiki.

To everyone that helped make this release possible, thank you. To those that would like to help, please get in touch (especially those of you that have PowerPC machines!).

07 Sep

PCManFM empty trash menu

You can add this missing feature in LXDE, emptying the trash can using a menu thanks to the file manager actions, the easy way (it should be compatible with all versions of PCManFM except maybe Qt based builds, for now). Just open a LXTerminal and use these five commands:

  • sudo apt-get install trash-cli
  • mkdir –parents $HOME/.local/share/file-manager/actions
  • wget -O $HOME/.local/share/file-manager/actions/ask-trash-empty.desktop https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NicolasBernaerts/ubuntu-scripts/master/lubuntu/trash-empty/ask-trash-empty.desktop
  • sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/ask-trash-empty https://raw.githubusercontent.com/NicolasBernaerts/ubuntu-scripts/master/lubuntu/trash-empty/ask-trash-empty
  • sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ask-trash-empty

Now re-log in again, and that’s all.

Via: Originally found in Bernaerts blog.

25 Aug

LXPanel 0.7.0 released

A huge update to the GTK+ panel was released. See the list below for some changes. Full log of changes can be fund in git. Lots of new functionalities like:

  • new plugin ‘launchtaskbar’ combining ‘launchbar’ and ‘taskbar’
  • replaced ‘pager’ plugin with former ‘wnckpager’ one
  • allowed drag applications from system menu plugin
  • using human readable sensor names if available (like ‘Core 0′, etc)
  • renamed button to configure plugin from ‘Edit’ to ‘Properties’
  • etc.

Soon in Lubuntu repositories. More info here.

Via LXDE Blog

30 Jun

LXQt now has “full” Qt5 support

Repost from LXDE Blog:

After the first official public release 0.7, the LXQt team is working on making it better. Our recent focus is fixing existing bugs and migrating from Qt4 to Qt5, which is required if we want to support Wayland. Now we had something to show. The latest source code in our git repository can be compiled with Qt5 (by just passing -DUSE_QT5=ON flag to cmake).


Building with Qt4 is still supported until the next release, but later we’ll focus on Qt5. Recently we also got some patches from the community and also a new developer joined us. We’re now fixing some remaining bugs. Hopefully we can have 0.8 release soon.

Via LXDE Blog.

24 May

LXQt-Admin: System admin tools for LXQt arrived

It’s known that system admin tools for LXQt were lacking.
This is no longer true.  A new component lxqt-admin landed int our git repo. Please see the screenshots. 🙂 These are “desktop-independent” pure Qt tools based on system-tool-backends.

lxqt-admin-time: Tool to configure date and time.

lxqt-admin-user: Tool to manage users and groups.

We know that LXQt is not good enough, but it will getting better and better. Long live LXQt, the classic desktop!

Repost via LXDE Blog

09 May

Finishing LXQT

The guys from LXQT desktop (formerly Razor-QT) are finishing all details to make it usable and stable. The new desktop is able to do common tasks, using the file manager and configure the look and feel (even I’ve had some troubles to enable Box theme). But this promises to be a great desktop, and fast. One polished the RAM consumption (see LXDE blog for details) the DE will be ready for everyday’s use.

I doesn’t look so bad, does it? What do you think about adding a QT session to Lubuntu?

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

30 Aug

Incoming upgrades

OBConf-QT

The QT version of OBConf is ready. PCMan has ported using the QT libraries to match the LXDE-QT or the upcoming Razor-QT desktops. There’re a few things that do not work, such as font settings, dock settings, theme previews, etc. Anyway this app is almost fully functional.

Via LXDE blog

Gnumeric 1.12.6

One of the office components has been updated too. This version improves the support for Open Document formats and Microsoft Excel. Lubuntu includes now 1.12.4 and it’s supposed that this update will be ready in a few days and our systems will be upgraded.

Via Lffl

09 Jul

PCManFM 1.0

PCManFM is arriving “dangerously” to 1.0 final (now it’s jusrt a release candidate). A lot of improvements within, like external thumbnailer support, new file attribute dialog, support for modifier keys on drag and drop, symbolic link creation, individual wallpapers per desktop and documentation. See the changes and download (if you  like to compile by yourself). Or wait for Lubuntu repos update. It won’t be too late.

Via LXDE Blog.