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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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

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