We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, for distribution in April 2015. With this Beta pre-release, we are now at the stage of being semi stable. However pre-releases are not suitable for a production environment.
Note: this is an beta pre-release. Lubuntu pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
- regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
- anyone who needs a stable system
- anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
- anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable
Lubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
- regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
- Lubuntu developers
Read the release notes before downloading.
We’re preparing Lubuntu 14.10, the Utopic Unicorn, for distribution in October 2014. With this early Beta pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next version (with 3.16.0-11 Ubuntu Linux kernel). Remember that this is an early beta pre-release, so don’t use it on daily production computers.
We’d like you to join us for testing, especially if you have a PPC machine. We didn’t have PPC testers this release, do there is no PPC release.
Read the release notes before getting the disc images, and contact us with feedback.
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 🙂