05 Oct

Box 0.41 (icon theme)

The default icon theme, Box, has reached another completion hit, version 0.41 is one of the most all-covered and complete icon themes over there. More than 2800 objects (icons and symlinks, apps, devices, filetypes, actions, etc) make this a suitable theme for any Linux based OS.

I’d like to thank Julien Lavergne for collecting every upload we made and creating a handy deb package, and my partner at the Lubuntu Artwork Team, Alexander Andjelkovich, without you this theme wouldn’t exist.If you’re going to download and install Lubuntu 13.10 you’ll have it by default (check release schedule). If not, you can check it out here, and choose your architecture here. Next step? Maybe a full Unity compliant Box theme 😉

07 Jul

Saucy Salamander theme

The whole Ubuntu family is preparing the land for the arrival of Saucy Salamander. Lubuntu too. In a few days we’ll release the GTK2 & GTK3 themes (and maybe something else). Look at the subtile evolution, where you can see the changes that come mostly from Light Themes:

Minor changes go to paddings, and the base color was softened a bit, while keeping the sharpiness. Also, cleaning the dependencies on RC modules and removed many bitmaps, so it will be a lot faster. And remember that you can always keep your Lubuntu artwork using the Daily PPA. You just need to issue these commands on LXTerminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

11 Apr

Box theme reaches 0.38!

Due to popular demand, and celebrating we’re at version 0.38, here’s the Box icon theme for any Linux system. So if you want to install just download and decompress into ~/.icons and enjoy.

A lot of office and coding support was added, as well as new and improved app icons. And it grows and grows. All Lubuntu users will get their update. This post is for those who can’t wait.

Download Box 0.38 here.

02 Aug

Box icon theme

The new Box icon theme is (almost) finished, already pushed up onto Launchpad for being merged with *buntu repos. So, if you’re a lucky person because you installed Lubuntu 😀 then a simple update will change the icons to the new ones soon. But if you don’t like them don’t worry, the original Elementarized is still there.

This was an extremely hard work. Every icon is being retouched pixel by pixel so you c an get a nice interface and you’ll be comfortable with your desktop. I’d like to dedicate this theme to my “mentor” and inspiration icon guy, Jakub “Jimmac” Steiner, and of course, Dan Rabitt, the creator of Elementary, both obligatory references in the interface design scene. Oh, and to all the Lubuntu crew, specially the one who usually saves my life designing with me, Alexander Andjelkovich, another member of the Lubuntu Artwork Team.

16 Apr

New Lubuntu icon theme

A new icon theme is going to land soon: Lubuntu Box. At this moment only a few icons and the design guide are being developed to create the main look line. Of course, the icon theme will (and always) be free, released under GPL license, and it will fit another desktop environments, such as Gnome3 or Unity. Stay tuned!

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 🙂

01 Aug

Caixa Mágica 16 LXDE

Another derivate from Lubuntu was found, called Caixa Mágica. Developed in Portugal, this Linux distribution was initially based on Mandriva, and now uses an Ubuntu base with DEB packages. It’s a DVD download with a lot of extras: Adobe Reader, gScriptor, The GIMP, LibreOffice, Skype, Java, Audio Tag Tool, Sound Juicer, Gnome-Recorder, Wine and Compiz-Fusion. Also includes Cartão de Cidadão, a software for managing national document identities and doing some administrative tasks. Of course, thaht amount of pre-installed software, the protuguese language support and the Compiz dependencies, it needs a bigger DVD installation media. Here’s the screenshot:

As you probably noticed, it uses Ozone theme from Lubuntu 11.04 (I’m glad about it and honoured with their choice). Thanks so much to Felipe Pessoa for pointing me the information.

03 Jul

Getting close…

We’re getting close to august, the month  the Lubuntu artwork will be released (if finished, of course). Just an sketch bu, doesn’t it look sharpy?

You can always check periodically the changes at the wiki. And, of course, you can submit your own creations to the Wallpaper Flickr group. The “contest” winners artwork will be included in the Lubuntu Artwork official package and, if not, everybody will see your work (2560 x 1600 pixels sized) at the Ubuntu Gallery.

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.

11 Dec

Ultimate Lite 2.8

Another derivative from Lubuntu (mmm, we’re inspiration for others, good). Ultimate Lite edition, with a different applications pack, like VLC, Firefox, gEdit (?), Ultamatix (a 3rd party tool for installing codecs and other stuff) and LXDE or Lubuntu original themes replaced by the Blue Deck theme pack. An image is worth a thousand words: