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##Page copied from /Announcement/14.10
##Update Features
##Improvements since 14.10
## page was copied from VividVervet/Beta1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from Lubuntu/Announcement/15.04/Beta1
## page was copied from VividVervet/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from UtopicUnicorn/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from TrustyTahr/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from SaucySalamander/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from SaucySalamander/Alpha1/Kubuntu
||<tablestyle="float:right; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;">'''Table of Contents'''<<BR>> <<TableOfContents>>||
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''' ***** DRAFT ****** Not for release.''' 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.
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'''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
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<<Include(Lubuntu/Header)>> Lubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
 * Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
 * Lubuntu developers
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= Getting Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 =
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= Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 is now available = ## not good for alphasNotification dialogs have striped background: 1362555
## == Upgrading from Previous Versions ==
## To upgrade to Lubuntu 15.04 from previous releases, follow the [[ http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/vivid/man8/do-release-upgrade.8.html|Upgrade Instructions]].
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 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/15.04/beta-1/
* [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntu | Get Lubuntu]]
== Download a Disk Image ==
* [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/15.04/beta-1/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]
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== What is Lubuntu ? == Instr
uctions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning ISO Howto]].
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Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions. We recommend you learn how to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.org/HowToMD5SUM|check your image file]] so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/vivid/alpha-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the images]].
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With many LXDE components, [[http://lubuntu.net|Lubuntu]] also uses well-known applications, such as Firefox, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu | Lubuntu project wiki]] contains more information on the project and the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Setup#Applications | applications used]] available. = Beta 2 Highlights =
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== Features ==  * LXQt is still in development, so Vivid Vervet is another bug fix release. A late regression in the desktop installer for 32 bit means there is no Desktop installer for this milestone but it does not affect the alternate installer.
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 * Based on the lightweight [[http://lxde.org/ | LXDE desktop environment]].
 * [[http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM | Pcmanfm]], a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
 * [[http://openbox.org/ | Openbox]], the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE.
 * [[https://launchpad.net/lightdm | Lightdm]], using the simple GTK greeter
 * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox | Firefox]], the famous web browser.
 * ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 14.10 at the core.
== Software Updates ==
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See the complete list of applications on
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Setup#Applications
== Infrastructure ==
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=== Linux Kernel ===
The Beta 1 Vivid Vervet snapshot includes the [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.19.0-10.10 | 3.19.0-10.9 Ubuntu Linux kernel]] which is based on the the upstream v3.19 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 [[https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/783110-linux-316-release-armed-and-ready|here]].
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== Improvements since Lubuntu 14.10 == = Known Problems =
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 * New kernel based on 3.16
 * Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fixes releases.
 * An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...).
 * Any thing else updated.....
 *[[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-meta/+bug/1432843| Desktop installer fails to boot.]] This is a bug that is causing the desktop installer as failing to boot but no fix could be found in time for this release.
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== Releases notes and known issues ==  * Notification dialogs have striped background: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-artwork/+bug/1362555|1362555]]
 * File-roller help is missing: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/file-roller/+bug/1409185|1409185]]
 * Lubuntu Software Centre has an issue where it cannot update, Checking the box to autostart policykitauthentication agent is the current best workaround.[[http://launchpad.net/bugs/1424362 | LSC / UC Bug]]
 * Users-admin does not allow users to authenticate to add a new user But the workaround of starting policykit Authentication agent also works around this bug. [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/1338492 | Users admin bug ]]
 *[[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1434774 | alsamixer does not start when right clicking and selecting volume control settings ]] however installing a GUI mixer like pavucontrol or alsamixergui or starting alsamixer in a terminal all still work.
 * [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1423374 | autoresizing ubiquity claims xfs partions are smaller when they are larger]]
 * There appear to be several problems related to Intel Macs: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal/+bug/226894|226894]], [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1245159|1245159]], [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxde-common/+bug/1382939|1382939]], [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce4-power-manager/+bug/1403633|1403633]]
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== Lubuntu Desktop Installer ==
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 * No option to install alongside a btrfs partition: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1403624|1403624]]
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##The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on
##https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu
 * Install alongside offers to install to USB boot media instead of hard drive: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1403620|1403620]]
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== Lubuntu Alternate Installer ==
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== Reporting bugs ==
You can find information on how to report a bug on this wiki page :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReportingBugs
 * Guided partitioning "max" gives minimum instead: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/+bug/1163908|1163908]]
 * A long missed issue with using LVM with alternate image has been discovered and has problems with installs and encrypted home. [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/+bug/1425681 | Grub will not install on LVM encrypted]]
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== Thanks == = Feedback =
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A big thank to everyone involving in the development of this new great release : LXDE developers, Ubuntu developers, ISO testers, artwork and design people, social-network & blog writers, support & IRC keepers ... It's another success of a great team work! 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 [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/|Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]].
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== Links ==

 * Official Website : http://lubuntu.net/
 * Project wiki : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
 * Documentation : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation
 * LXDE website : http://lxde.org/
Please feel free to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ContactUs|contact us]] with feedback.

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 2

Download a Disk Image

Instr uctions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.

We recommend you learn how to check your image file so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found alongside the images.

Beta 2 Highlights

  • LXQt is still in development, so Vivid Vervet is another bug fix release. A late regression in the desktop installer for 32 bit means there is no Desktop installer for this milestone but it does not affect the alternate installer.

Software Updates

Infrastructure

Linux Kernel

The Beta 1 Vivid Vervet snapshot includes the 3.19.0-10.9 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the the upstream v3.19 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.

Known Problems

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

Feedback

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.

VividVervet/Beta2/Lubuntu (last edited 2015-03-27 02:23:00 by phillw)