23 Apr

This Week in Lubuntu Development #4

Here is the fourth issue of This Week in Lubuntu Development. You can read last week’s issue here.



Some work was done on the Lubuntu Manual by Lubuntu contributor Lyn Perrine. You can see the commits she has made 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:

Lubuntu Next

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:

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:


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.

Contact us

Feel free to get in touch with us here for support, and for press/marketing purposes or if you have a private inquiry, you can get in touch with Release Manager Simon Quigley here.