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## page was copied from VividVervet/Alpha2/Lubuntu ## page was copied from WilyWerewolf/Beta1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/Lubuntu
## page was copied from WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from VividVervet/Alpha1/Lubuntu
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We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf, for distribution in October 2015. With this early Alpha pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information. We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf, for distribution in October 2015. With this second beta you can see what the next version will contain. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.
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'''NOTE:''' This is an alpha pre-release. '''NOTE:''' This is a beta pre-release.
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= Getting Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 = = Getting Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 2 =
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## not good for alphas
## == Upgrading from Previous Versions ==
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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]].
##== Upgrading from Previous Versions ==
##To upgrade to Lubuntu 15.10 from previous releases, follow the [[ http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/wily/man8/do-release-upgrade.8.html|Upgrade Instructions]].
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 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-2/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]  * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/15.10/beta-2/ | Beta 2 images]].
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Instructions 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]]. Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning ISO How to]].
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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/wily/alpha-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the images]]. 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 alongside the images.
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= Alpha 2 Highlights = = Beta 2 Highlights =
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 * LXQt is still in development, so Wily Werewolf is another bug fix release.  * LXQt is still in development, so Wily Werewolf is another bug fix release using LXDE.
 * The problematical iBus has now been replaced with [[https://fcitx-im.org/wiki/Fcitx | Fcitx]]. With that change the fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean have been added back into the build.
== Software Updates ==
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== Software Updates ==  * lubuntu-extra-sessions In the past, selecting different sessions (netbook, gaming etc.) was installed by default. This is now an optional extra that can be installed by those who want this added functionality. It is currently not available on the LiveCD versions.
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The Alpha 2 Wily Werewolf snapshot includes the [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.16.0-28.38|3.16.0-28.38 Ubuntu Linux kernel]] which is based on the the upstream [[https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.16.tar.gz|v3.16 Linux kernel]]. The 3.15 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]]. The Beta 2 Wily Werewolf snapshot includes the v4.2 kernel which 15.10 will ship with.
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 * 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]]
 * Abiword opens multiple windows when spacebar is pressed, until a new file is opened: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1395323|1395323]]
<<Include(WilyWerewolf/Beta2/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartWilyReleaseBugs", to="##EndWilyReleaseBugs")>>
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 * 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]]  * The Unetbootin versions in the Ubuntu repos are old ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unetbootin/+bug/1497604|1497604]])
 * systemd crashes when delteing a partition in gparted in live session. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/+bug/1499171|1499171]])
 * additional drivers GUI or command line does not offer bcmwl-kernel source for my pcie broadcom wifi.([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-drivers-common/+bug/1498720|1498720]] Workaround exists)
 * In installer selecting something else does not show used space on xfs partitions.([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1480711|1480711]])
 * File restore from wastebin not working ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1495943 | 1497175]])
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<<Include(VividVervet/Alpha2/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartVividReleaseBugs", to="##EndVividReleaseBugs")>> == Graphics and Display ==

## * audacious, ubiquity and other gtk3 apps have gray bars hiding some widgets ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-artwork/+bug/1464349|1464349]] Fix Committed)
 * lightdm has black greeter background for Lubuntu ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm-gtk-greeter/+bug/1466191|1466191]])

== LXDE ==

 * lxpanel volume applet settings opens empty terminal window ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1434774|1434774]] Workaround Exists)
 * lxpanel-indicator-applet-plugin doesn't use any theme and looks ugly, but still fully functional (bug [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1468854|1468854]])
 * run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1445818|1445818]])
 * lxappearance does not launch in kvm vm with vmvga graphics ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxappearance/+bug/1464899|1464899]])
 * lxappearance segmentation fault ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxappearance/+bug/1499037|1499037]])
 * lubuntu-software-center only lists installed applications from alternate install ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-software-center/+bug/1467517|1467517]] Workaround Exists)
 * Intermittent bug with additional applets appearing ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1488660 | 1488660]] Workaround Exists)
== Applications ==

 * Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-drivers-common/+bug/1444682|1444682]])
## ibus ui links to dead http://code.google.com/p/ibus when homepage is https://github.com/ibus/ibus/releases ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ibus/+bug/1454894|1454894]])
 * gnome-disk-utilty does not allow swapoff of zram devices ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+bug/1458383|1458383]])
## * galculator segfaults in paper mode and selecting prefrences ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/galculator/+bug/1474571|1474571]])
 * run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1445818|1445818]])
 * language selector text cut off in abiword ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1484785|1484785]])
 * zenity's option to render html does not work ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/zenity/+bug/1478386|1478386]])
 
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 * No option to install alongside a btrfs partition: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1403624|1403624]] Images are oversized for CD, please use the Alternate Installer else a DVD / USB as a workaround.
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 * Install alongside offers to install to USB boot media instead of hard drive: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1403620|1403620]] ## == Lubuntu Alternate Installer ==
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== Lubuntu Alternate Installer ==

 * Guided partitioning "max" gives minimum instead: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/+bug/1163908|1163908]]
## Images are oversized for CD, please use DVD or USB as a workaround.

We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf, for distribution in October 2015. With this second beta you can see what the next version will contain. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

NOTE: This is a 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 15.10 Beta 2

Download a Disk Image

Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO How to.

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 Wily Werewolf is another bug fix release using LXDE.
  • The problematical iBus has now been replaced with Fcitx. With that change the fonts for Chinese, Japanese and Korean have been added back into the build.

Software Updates

  • lubuntu-extra-sessions In the past, selecting different sessions (netbook, gaming etc.) was installed by default. This is now an optional extra that can be installed by those who want this added functionality. It is currently not available on the LiveCD versions.

Infrastructure

Linux Kernel

The Beta 2 Wily Werewolf snapshot includes the v4.2 kernel which 15.10 will ship with.

Known Problems

  • The Unetbootin versions in the Ubuntu repos are old (1497604)

  • systemd crashes when delteing a partition in gparted in live session. (1499171)

  • additional drivers GUI or command line does not offer bcmwl-kernel source for my pcie broadcom wifi.(1498720 Workaround exists)

  • In installer selecting something else does not show used space on xfs partitions.(1480711)

  • File restore from wastebin not working (1497175)

Graphics and Display

  • lightdm has black greeter background for Lubuntu (1466191)

LXDE

  • lxpanel volume applet settings opens empty terminal window (1434774 Workaround Exists)

  • lxpanel-indicator-applet-plugin doesn't use any theme and looks ugly, but still fully functional (bug 1468854)

  • run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current (1445818)

  • lxappearance does not launch in kvm vm with vmvga graphics (1464899)

  • lxappearance segmentation fault (1499037)

  • lubuntu-software-center only lists installed applications from alternate install (1467517 Workaround Exists)

  • Intermittent bug with additional applets appearing (1488660 Workaround Exists)

Applications

  • Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. (1444682)

  • gnome-disk-utilty does not allow swapoff of zram devices (1458383)

  • run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current (1445818)

  • language selector text cut off in abiword (1484785)

  • zenity's option to render html does not work (1478386)

Lubuntu Desktop Installer

Images are oversized for CD, please use the Alternate Installer else a DVD / USB as a workaround.

Feedback

Development of Lubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf 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.

WilyWerewolf/Beta2/Lubuntu (last edited 2015-10-07 15:22:11 by phillw)