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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
Getting Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 1
Download a Disk Image
Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.
Beta 1 Highlights
- LXQt is still in development, so Vivid Vervet is another bug fix release.
The Beta 1 Vivid Vervet snapshot includes the 3.16.0-28.38 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the the upstream v3.16 Linux kernel. The 3.16 release includes increased ARM support and improved drivers (Radeon, Intel, and Nvidia graphics), to name a few; additional highlights are described here.
Notification dialogs have striped background: 1362555
File-roller help is missing: 1409185
Abiword opens multiple windows when spacebar is pressed, until a new file is opened: 1395323
Lubuntu Software Centre has an issue where it cannot update, the use of apt-get or synaptic package manager is the current work around. LSC / UC Bug
Lubuntu Desktop Installer
No option to install alongside a btrfs partition: 1403624
Install alongside offers to install to USB boot media instead of hard drive: 1403620
Lubuntu Alternate Installer
Guided partitioning "max" gives minimum instead: 1163908
A long missed issue with using LVM with alternate image has been discovered and is being further investigated.Grub will not install on LVM encrypted
Development of Lubuntu 15.04, the Vivid Vervet is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks.
Please feel free to contact us with feedback.