Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Final Beta 2 released

The final beta of Lubuntu 13.04 has been released. As with all alphas and betas they are not suitable for a production environment. This Beta2 testing release of Lubuntu contains:
  • Updated kernel (3.8 series).
  • New theme (Artwork).
  • New installer slide show (Desktop install).
  • 1st Beta release of armhf+ac100.
Images can be downloaded here:

Desktop image

The desktop image allows you to try Lubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of image is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 384MiB of RAM to install from this image.

Alternate install image

The alternate install image allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Lubuntu. It provides for the following situations:

  • setting up automated deployments;
  • upgrading from older installations without network access;
  • LVM and/or RAID partitioning;
  • installs on systems with less than about 384MiB of RAM (although note that low-memory systems may not be able to run a full desktop environment reasonably).
  • In the event that you encounter a bug using the alternate installer, please file a bug on the debian-installer package. 

lubuntu maverick beta 1 release

Julian Lavergne announced on the mailing list the release of “lubuntu beta 1” Here are his notes for the beta release:

Please note that Lubuntu Maverick is based on Ubuntu Maverick, same warning apply: “Pre-releases of Maverick 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.”

== What’s new ? ==
Since Alpha 3 :
– New lxappareance from LXDE git (without Openbox integration)
– And the usual updates from Ubuntu.

Since the beginning of Maverick :
– Updates on programs installed by default :
 * Update-notifier was added
 * Xpad was added
 * Parcellite was removed
 * Pyneighborhood was removed
 * LXtask was added, to replace Xfce4-taskmanager
 * Evince is now used for reading PDF.
 * Some small games, powered by ace-of-penguins.
– New theme, made by Rafael Laguna
– New slideshow available during the installation
– LXDE is now HAL-free. Lubuntu still depends on HAL for CD-burner, but by removing it, you can obtain a HAL-free system.
– A new meta-package (lubuntu-core) is available to install only core packages of Lubuntu.
– A new meta-package (lubuntu-restricted-extras) is available to install restricted packages for Lubuntu (such as flash, java and extra codecs for chromium)
– Add support for indicator applets on lxpanel (turn off by default)
– And the usual updates of LXDE and Lubuntu components packages.

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==
Lubuntu contains 2 specific changes still not available on Ubuntu
official repository :
– Support for lxdm in ubiquity
– Lubuntu slideshow for ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu

== Testing needed ==
We’ll appreciate some feedbacks about the followings recent additions :
– The new lxappearance

== Known bugs ==
* Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
* Install menu entry in the Live-CD doesn’t work.
* Keyboard layout is not correctly set on the Live-CD session.
* The splash screen on Live-CD session may fall-back to Ubuntu text one.
* Installer doesn’t install correct restricted packages
* Installer breaks the slideshow (LP: #627623)
* Installer icon is not the Lubuntu one.

== Reporting bugs ==
You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki page :

== Download ==

Happy testing 🙂


lubuntu Lucid Beta 1 released

Julien Lavergne has released lubuntu Lucid Beta 1. Don’t forget that it’s build with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Beta 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 means most of the features should now be available. It’s now time for testing and fixing bugs.

== New stuff since Alpha 3 ==
* New logo made by Rafael Laguna.
* Addition to the seed
– gnome-disk-utility
– simple-scan

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==
Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the official repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA [1] :
– New pcmanfm2 and libfm (LP: #523433)
– lubuntu-default-settings with pcmanfm2 support
– lubuntu-artwork with new logo
– lubuntu-meta updated
– lxsession 0.4.3 (LP: #541559)
– lxterminal 0.1.7 (LP: #533466)
– Autostart gnome-authentification (for polkit support) (LP: #529492)
– Fix for blurry shutdown-icon from elementary-icons (LP: #527345)
– Don’t autostart print applet (LP: #529472)

== Testing needed ==
I’ll appreciate some feedbacks about the followings recent additions:
– pcmanfm2, the new filemanager, is still in beta state. Please report bugs on
– lxterminal (new version available)
– Logout command (hibernate, suspend, logout etc …)

== 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.
* See also

== Reporting bugs ==
Bug reported during testing:

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: . You can also report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page.

* Torrent:
* Download:
* PPA: