Julien Lavergne and the team have released Lubuntu 11.04. It is now available:
What is Lubuntu
Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivate using the LXDE desktop. It’s designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment. Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a «stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable release if we was included in the Ubuntu family.
- Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
- Pcmanfm 0.9.8, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
- Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
- Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
- … and, of course, based on Ubuntu 11.04
See the complete list of current lubuntu applications on https://docs.lubuntu.net/lubuntu_applications.html
Improvements since Lubuntu 10.10
- New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks Jonathan Marsden)
- Modifications to the applications by default :
- Switch from aqualung to audacious for the music player.
- Switch from xarchiver to file-roller for the archives.
- Switch from cheese to guvcview for using webcams.
- New added libraries and applications by default:
- Various documentations
- Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks Xubuntu dev)
- New theme made by Raphael Laguna
- Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration. Check the .desktop in ~.config/autostart/lxrandr-autostart.desktop
- Lxappareance is able to configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox directly.
- You are now able to call directly obconf to configure the number of workspaces, on workspace applet.
- Installer (ubiquity) support installation of Lubuntu and autologin configuration at install time includes in Ubuntu official repository.
- Icons on the desktop are now movable.
- Fake transparency is available again.
- Lubuntu use now Ubuntu font by default.
- New Lubuntu text plymouth theme.
- Menus are now correctly translated.
- Menus have now an Administration and a Preference sub-menus.
- You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with lxkeymap (directly, or launched by lxinput).
- Updated installer, with new layout and screenshots.
- Fix a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks Fedora)
- Translations up-to-date with LXDE git.
- Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm.
Releases notes and known issues
Julien Lavergne: “I would like to thanks all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months: LXDE developers, people helping on IRC, testing and reporting bugs, making documentation and artwork … It was a pleasure to work with you.”