Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Wily Werewolf

Lubuntu 15.10 will be released in october with the codename Wily Werewolf, as Mark Shuttleworth announced today. A lot of changes will come with version, unfortunately, until the preliminary meeting, I can't explain the details. Anyway, you all know where are we heading to, don't you? ;)

The nice icon is an artwork from HopStarter.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is here

As expected, the next version of Lubuntu is here. It's known as a bug release, as we're preparing the next generation Qt based desktop. Lots of bugs have been fixed, and there're many improvements. Artwork has been redesigned too, with a smoother and unified overall look and feel.


Remmarkable changes are:
  • General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt
  • Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases
  • An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...)

Check out the full list of included applications. More data at the official website.
You can read the release notes here. Grab it while it's hot here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Client side decorations fixes

Since the arrival of Gnome3 and its Client Side Decorations widgets, some GTK3 apps look weird. That's why we've had another re-merge with Light Themes and adding some specific Lubuntu fixes. These includes Geary full (theme and icons) support, CSD menus, CSD gradients, borders and miscellaneous colours.


Some things must be fixed yet, like toolbar icon sizes and some borders (we're on it). The fixes have been uploaded to the main branch (in case you want to use our PPA) and as a standalone archive (for other Linux distros). As Lubuntu is on Interface Freeze stage, these late changes won't be uploaded to Ubuntu's main repositories for final release on Vivid Vervet, so you'd need to upgrade your theme if you want to fix it. Sorry for the annoyance.

Monday, March 09, 2015

[Results] Lubuntu 15.04 - Community Wallpaper Contest

The results are in! As always, we would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who voiced their opinion by voting in the contest.

Unfortunately we always have some submissions not complying with the rules of the contest, usually by licensing their submission with a license that we cannot use within *buntu due to legal issues. As such, the #2 submission has been disqualified and we would like to congratulate the reserve for taking a well deserved 5th place in the contest!

Your winners can be found below, for complete results and detailed statistics click here:
  1. Abstract-Circuit by Jean CARTIER
  2. disqualified
  3. Grain Fields by RaDu GaLaN
  4. 100_7880 by porta.luciano
  5. Adventure by kari wagner
  6. Mont St Michel by Daniel
Congratulations! Your wallpapers will be included by default in Lubuntu and also be packaged into the Ubuntu repository for others to enjoy :).

A big thank you to Guilliame at Picompete for helping us host our contest!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Box 0.50 rev. 474

New version that starts a new challenge for Box: supporting not only more environments, but known apps too. There're a lot uncovered applications that need their own icons existing in our theme. Thanks to Đurađ Radojičić, the Lubuntu Artwork Team is getting now a reinforcement to make it possible.


Geary (from the ElementaryOS distro) is just a new covered app, among others to come. Because all good apps should run in our favourite distros, just the way we want they look. That's the power of Linux: freedom.

Download while it's hot.

Monday, March 02, 2015

[Poll] Community wallpapers 15.04

The poll is up!

Cast your vote by choosing your 5 favourite wallpapers.

The poll will be up until 9th March, and the top five contributions will be included in Lubuntu 15.04 and packaged into the Ubuntu repositories.

We would like to remind everyone participating in the contest that your submissions must adhere to the Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 license. We have sent you a reminder on Flickr with instructions how to change your licenses on Flickr. Please change the license before 9th March, otherwise we are not allowed to use your wallpaper and must therefore disqualify your submission.

Please feel free to share the word and good luck to all contestants!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 1

We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, for distribution in April 2015. With this Beta pre-release, we are now at the stage of being semi stable. However pre-releases are not suitable for a production environment.

Note: this is an beta pre-release. Lubuntu pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
  • regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • anyone who needs a stable system
  • anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable 

Lubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
  • regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Lubuntu developers

Read the release notes before downloading.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lubuntu 14.04.2 available

Lubuntu developers are proud to announce that (with a delay of two weeks) version 14.04.2 of the fast and lightweight operating system is now available for download via this link.

Release Manager Walter Lapchynski explains: we had to delay the release for two weeks because of problems with X meta-packages which caused us numerous re-spins. But we wanted to do it right in order to maintain stability of existing installations and – on the other hand - roll up accumulated stable updates into updated images to reduce download requirements for new deployments.
Jens Leineweber, Head of Lubuntu Press adds in: and because we want our users to experience a stable environment even for computers with low resources, we decided to not release a .2 version of the alternate installation. That's due to the fact, that we were not able to fix all the bugs brought to our attention.

One major issue the team is fighting with is the debian-installer that causes troubles. Once again Walter Lapchynski: we've been asked a lot lately to stop doing alternates in lieu of netboot, but that's not really a good solution.

The Lubuntu Team will now team up with the Ubuntu Release Team and Servers Team to develop a possible low resource version of the Ubiquity installer.

Caution: before you install Lubuntu, we advice you to have a read of the Release notes!