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Lubuntu Lucid Alpha release as torrent download

The current Alpha release of lubuntu is now available via the torrent network thanks to Michael Kovacs.

Please seed the file.

lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.iso.torrent

Thanks!

File attachments: 
http://lubuntu.net/sites/default/files/lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.iso_.torrent

Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 3 "Preview 3"

Julien Lavergne has released the next Alpha 3 of lubuntu.

The Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 3 is now available. It is build with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Alpha state of development, so same warnings: "Pre-releases of Lucid 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." We passed Feature Freeze, that mean most of the features should now be available. It's now time for testing and fixing bugs.


New features since Alpha 2 :
* Main changes in the seed :
 - chromium for the browser
 - gnome-mplayer for the videos
 - network-manager for the network
* pcmanfm2, the rewrite of the file-manager, is now used by default.
* New artwork made by Rafael Laguna.
* A new session (Lubuntu-Netbook), which launched lxlauncher. You need to logout, select Lubuntu-Netbook session instead of Lubuntu, and enter login "ubuntu" without password.
Known bugs:
* If you test on a USB, the first screen will freeze for a moment when you click on "Try Lubuntu ...". Just wait, it will continue as normal.
* Bug reported during testing :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam
* Specific pages for pcmanfm2 bugs :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam/pcmanfm2Testing

If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator directly on Ubuntu. Please follow the testing process described on this page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam . You can also report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page. Download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.iso

Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 2 "Preview 2"

Julian Lavergne has released the second Alpha of Lubuntu. It is now available for testing. Don't forget that it's build with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Alpha state of development, so same warnings : "Pre-releases of Lucid 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."

There is not so much changes between Alpha 1 and Alpha 2, don't expect big surprises. The next release (Alpha 3), which will be released after the Feature Freeze, will be more interesting :) As with all things, it is better to test before you buy! At least get feedback from reliable sources before investing in it. That said, what confuses some developers really facilitates the lives of other developers! 

Features :
- LXDE packages up-to-date
- LXDM - The new pcmanfm for testing (type "pcmanfm2" in a terminal)
- Many wallpapers and start icons from lxde forum, gnome-look or Leszek Lesner, to be able to switch easily and to test the result
- First customization with a splash screen from Leszek Lesner
- Installable with ubiquity (but upgrade from this Alpha 2 to next release is not guaranteed). Known bugs:
- Alpha 2 may not boot on karmic Virtualbox, you should upgrade virtualbox to avoid this problem.

If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator directly on Ubuntu. Please follow the testing process described on this page : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam . You can also report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page. Download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha2.iso

Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 1 "Preview"

Hi, I just generated the first real ISO for Lubuntu Lucid, available for testing. Don't forget that it's build with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Alpha state of development, so same warnings : "Pre-releases of Lucid 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."

Features :
- LXDE packages up-to-date [1]
- LXDM - The new pcmanfm for testing (type "pcmanfm2" in a terminal)
- Many wallpapers and start icons from lxde forum, gnome-look or Leszek Lesner, to be able to switch easily and to test the result
- First customization with a splash screen from Leszek Lesner
- Installable with ubiquity (but upgrade from this Alpha 1 to next release is not guaranteed)

The ISO is called "Preview", because it's build with new features which will be part of the final release, and to encourage early testing. All this components are not yet part of the official repositories (work in progress). Also, if you want to propose a new application for the default installation, please test its behavior in this live-cd.

If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator directly on Ubuntu. Please report any problem you have with it on this list or directly to me. Exception for pcmanfm2, it doesn't have all the features pcmanfm have, so no need to report it's incomplete :)

Download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha1.iso

Regards, Julien Lavergne

[1] except LXmusic which was released recently and is not part of Lubuntu. Some packages are not yet in official repositories, but it's just a question of time.

lubuntu ISO Alpha 0 - testing purpose only

I just created an ISO of lubuntu Lucid for testing purpose. But before starting to download it, please read the following "release notes" :

* Using lxdm instead of gdm This ISO uses a not-yet-in-the-official-repository version of lxdm, thedisplay manager of LXDE instead of gdm. I would like to test the stateof it and if it's possible to include it in Lubuntu.

* Using network-manager instead of wicd This is a temporarily solution, my first tests reported that wicd doesn't work on Live-CD.

* Doesn't have utilities (manage users, network etc ...) It's a bug in gnome-system-tools (see bug 497441 [1]) which bring all GNOME packages as depends. It was temporarily removed from the seed.

* Doesn't have an installation icon See previous point, it's the same problem.

* Can't use synaptic, or any applications using gksu It's a problem in lxdm, not creating an .Xauthority file. To workaround it, you can do in a terminal "startx", which should crash but create the necessary file. It's something to fix before trying to include lxdm.

* No customization, looks like a Ubuntu CD Yes, I know. Artwork welcome :)

So, as everyone is warned, there is the link : ISO: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-20091220.iso
md5sum: 7fb4b82a7faadb209e2ae4ca831283e5

Last note, this ISO was created "by-hand" (mean by using chroot/mksquashfs/mkisofs), because building with official architecture is currently blocked (space problem on the server).

Happy testing :)

[1] : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-tools/+bug/497441