Update for Lubuntu 14.04.2
What will be new? / What kind of updates are we doing?
Like all point releases, this is simply a matter of including the latest updates for newer hardware in X and the kernel. That, and it includes all the latest necessary security updates so that it's quicker and easier to update.
Are we doing anything special (Desktop change to LXQt; wallpaper contest)?
What will be our main goal for this release?
See goals for point releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PointReleaseProcess I quote: - Refresh hardware support in LTS releases for carefully-selected hardware - Roll up accumulated stable updates into updated images to reduce download requirements for new deployments - Maintain stability of existing installations
The “Half-Time” Report
How are things going? Anything unexpected during the latest period?
We had to delay the release for two weeks because of a problem with X metapackages that the release team (mainly Adam Conrad/infinity) spent countless days trying to fix, often without sleep. Seriously, lots of kudos there. We had numerous respins while we tried to fix the problem and had less than 24 hours to do the actual final manual testing!
The Updates we planned to include: Are they all going to come? If not → Why not?!
Statement by Release-Manager & Head of Dev: Did everything go as expected?
No! See above
Did we have to skip any planned things from #1?
Yes. We were not able to fix alternates. Release Team will be working on trying to fix this particular problem for future point releases. Note they'd like us to stop doing alternates in lieu of netboot, but that's not really a good solution. We have been discussing making a low resource version of ubiquity. Maybe even the server team would use it?
What's the latest “news” about the release?
We made it!!!!
What can users expect from this release we're talking about?
Same experience, but better. For people using the latest hardware, they'll have improved support. This could allow people that can only make Utopic work switch to the stable experience of LTS. There are also plenty of other changes that I'm excited about, like KVM updates in the kernel.
Update for Lubuntu 14.04.1
- Various bugs that required updates are rolled into this update. Known ones still active are listed below.
A bug for btrfs has been found, this is scheduled to be fixed in 14.04.2
A bug affecting Alt-F2 is still present.
For PPC the bug affecting the resizing of partitions is still there.
New Features in Lubuntu 14.04
- LTS Support (3 years).
- New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing).
- New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface.
- An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...).
Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
Pcmanfm, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE.
Lightdm, using the simple GTK greeter
- Firefox, the famous web browser.
For more detail, please see the full list of applications.
A Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with a standard lubuntu desktop.
14.04 32 bit ISO require your CPU to have Physical Address Extensions, or PAE. "PAE is provided by Intel Pentium Pro and above CPUs, including all later Pentium-series processors (except most 400 MHz-bus versions of the Pentium M)." - If you have an error with Celeron M reporting "NON-PAE CPU" and would like to install Lubuntu 14.04, please see this page
For PowerPC, it is known to run on a G4 running at 867MHz with 640MB RAM.
For Intel based Macs, lubuntu should run on all models.
Some keyboard layouts may have problems (such as UK ones). You can workaround the problem by removing all the ibus-* packages (see 1284635))
Graphics and Display
Network indicator on the panel may not start at login. You can start it manually by launching "nm-applet" in a terminal. Some others autostarted applications may also be affected (such as automatic updates). See 1308348 for the details and the ETA for the fix. To turn on nm-applet in autostart, follow these instructions It may need two reboots to fully work.
PPC has several issues and workarounds, please refer to the documentation on the wiki.
Slideshow on PPC Desktop ISO was removed because of a bug on webkit (996568)
Installer on Desktop PPC (Ubiquity) is enable to resize and split partitions. you can use Gparted before launching the installation to make the modifications to your partitions (1307994)
Ubuntu Release notes
For common issues with Ubuntu, please refer to the Ubuntu release notes.
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- LTS support (3 years)