Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Box for Qt

Box's evolution continues ahead. Due to the Qt development, the main theme for Lubuntu must grow a bit more to cover more apps, devices and, of course, environments. Now it's Qt, the sub-system for the next Lubuntu desktop, but this will allow its use for KDE5 and Plasma Next. For now it's just a project, but the Dolphin file manager looks fine!


Note: this is under heavy development, no downloads for now, sorry.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lubuntu 13.10 support ends today

The official support for the Saucy Salamader ends today, 17 July. Canonical recommends upgrade your older Ubuntu versions, and so do we, for the official Lubuntu flavour. Instructions about the upgrade process can be found here. Get yourself into the Trusty wagon and re-start with an improved and more stable environment.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Box support for MATE

The Box theme support continues growing, covering more and more environments. Now we're celebrating that the MATE desktop environment, a GTK3 fork of the traditional Gnome2, will have its own Ubuntu flavour, named Ubuntu MATE Remix. Once tested, I noticed I missed something familiar, our beloved Lubuntu spirit on it. So here begins the (experimental) theme support. It'll be available to download soon.


Edit: It's available now! Get it while it's hot at Artwork section!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

PCManFM 1.2.1


Another update of our file manager PCManFM, tones of bug fixes and new implementations:

  • fixed dragging and dropping icons behavior
  • fixed icons positioning
  • fixed resetting cursor in location bar
  • corrected folder popup update on loading
  • reordered ‘View’ menu item
  • implemented drawing icons of dragged items
  • etc.

Also a huge update and bug fixing in libfm libraries (1.2.1) too. You can use this updated version in Lubuntu Trusty Tahr. For that you must add the Lubuntu Daily PPA if you hadn't do it. Just open LXTerminal and type these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pcmanfm

Via LXDE Blog

Monday, June 30, 2014

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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lubuntu 14.10 alpha 1

Phill Whiteside, our QA and test head, is proud to communicate:

It's that time again: time to officially start testing for this cycle. Alpha 1 is set to be released Thursday, so we need to test over the next couple days. You can see the rest of the schedule for the cycle here, by the way.

All images are available at QA. If you're not familiar with testing, it's an easy process and a simple way to get involved. More information is in the Testing area. Testers needed!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lubuntu Screencast - Network Manager

Thanks to SilverLion for his work. The easiest way to explain how to fix a bug, for those who didn't read the Release Notes and want to know what's happening with thir internet connections. A Screencast is worth a thounsand words!