Here is the fourth issue of This Week in Lubuntu Development. You can read last week’s issue here.
We need your help with the Lubuntu Manual! Take a look at PROGRESS.md on our GitHub or Launchpad repositories, or contact us for ways to help there. Pull requests on GitHub or Merge Requests on Launchpad are always welcome!
The two bugs we listed last week as release blockers for Lubuntu have been fixed:
- Install Lubuntu fails with Permission Denied has been fixed in a way which we can’t describe other than it “disappeared.” Please yell loudly if this reappears.
- Non-Latin characters are improperly displayed on the alternate images has also been fixed. Many thanks to Colin Watson and Łukasz Zemczak!
Qt 5.9.5 landed in Bionic last week, with automated tests passing very quickly!
Many thanks to Dmitry Shachnev for helping a great deal with this update.
Some further updates to SDDM landed, which fix some more race conditions:
- Now we start on VT1 we need to avoid collision with plymouth. So take the startup ordering recommended in the sddm.service comments, and currently in use by KDE Neon.
- Apply the fix for the race between sddm and logind to our service template as this is what we install. Drop previous fix-logind-race.patch.
- Always wait for plymouth quit to run before trying to start.
Many thanks to Rik Mills for working on these updates!
Infrastructure and Project Changes
The proposal regarding getting rid of the Alphas and Beta 1 has been finalized and adopted. Thanks to everyone for the discussion!
You can find the Bionic Beaver release schedule here.
This is release week! Please help test the Bionic Beaver so we can release on Thursday. As Adam Conrad said in his email, the ISOs will be regenerated one last time, with a fresh kernel and
lsb_release (among other things) being changed to reflect the final release. But, to quote Adam:
DO NOT DELAY, TEST NOW, FIX BUGS, FILE BUGS, ESCALATE FOR HELP.
Please do let us know if you come across any issues.
Lubuntu will be at LinuxFest NorthWest 2018 this weekend in Bellingham, Washington, USA. Come say hello! You can find Release Manager Simon Quigley running the Ubuntu booth, and QA Team Lead Walter Lapchynski at the conference as well.
You can find more details about the conference here.