Xubuntu

New features, applications and packages

Xubuntu now uses Xfce 4.12, which was released on February 28 2015. The new release has brought both some new features and many bug fixes over the old 4.10/4.11 components.

For a complete changelog for Xfce 4.12, see the 4.12 changelog on Xfce.org.

Highlights

  • New/Updated Xubuntu Light/Dark colorschemes in Mousepad, Terminal
  • Mousepad colorscheme set to Xubuntu Light by default
  • Better appearance for QT applications out of the box (default to GTK theme)
  • Redundant File Manager (Settings) menu entry removed

Updated Packages

  • abiword 3.0.1
  • apt-offline 1.6
  • blueman 1.99
  • exo (Xfce support library) 0.10.4
  • firefox 37.0
  • garcon (Xfce menu library) 0.4.0
  • gnumeric 1.12.18
  • inxi 2.2.16
  • light-locker 1.6
  • lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0
  • lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings 1.1.0 (NEW in vivid)
  • mousepad 0.4.0
  • parole 0.8.0
  • pavucontrol 2.0.3
  • ristretto 0.8.0
  • thunar 1.6.6
  • thunderbird 31.6
  • tumbler (Xfce thumbnailer) 0.1.31
  • xfce4-appfinder 4.12.0
  • xfce4-dev-tools 4.12.0
  • xfce4-indicator-plugin 2.3.3
  • xfce4-netload-plugin 1.2.4
  • xfce4-panel 4.12.0
  • xfce4-places-plugin 1.7.0
  • xfce4-power-manager 1.4.3
  • xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2
  • xfce4-session 4.12.1
  • xfce4-settings 4.12.0
  • xfce4-systemload-plugin 1.1.2
  • xfce4-taskmanager 1.1.0
  • xfce4-weather-plugin 0.8.5
  • xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 1.4.3
  • xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.7.1
  • xfconf 4.12.0
  • xfdesktop4 4.12.0
  • xfwm4 4.12.1

Possible Known issues

  • (1395720) authentication in livesession accepts any value as password

  • (1397095) dragging applications in the task bar causes repaint errors

  • (1446598) When upgrading, the notes plugin is removed from the panel

    • To work around this, simply add the notes plugin back to the panel. Your data is kept intact.
  • (1446605) Power indicator icons are incorrect after upgrade

  • (1447038) 15.04: Shutdown/Restart of live session guest does not work in Virtualbox or VMWare

    • This Virtual Machine bug doesn't stop the install proceeding, but you will need to power off, ensure the image is removed from the virtual machine and then start it.

Common Known Issues

For common issues relating to the 15.04 release, please refer to the Ubuntu Release Notes

VividVervet/ReleaseNotes/Xubuntu (last edited 2015-04-24 17:09:17 by knome)