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!
- 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