Release Notes Beta 2 Wily Werewolf


This is a Beta 2 Release. Xubuntu Beta 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

Xubuntu Beta Releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs

New features, applications and packages

  • Xfce4 Panel Switch for backup/restore of panels. Included are 5 preset panel layouts.
  • Greybird accessibility icons for window manager.

Important bug fixes and enhancements

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

(1414443) Camera doesn't initialise

(1462445) Parole starts with blank screen

(1437180) Desktop Icons show on the install only desktop

(1388922) xdg-open doesn't properly detect Xfce/Xubuntu

(1395720) authentication in livesession accepts any value as password

New Major application versions

  • catfish 1.3.2
  • menulibre 2.1.1
  • xfpanel-switch 1.0.2
  • xfdesktop4 4.12.3

Known issues

Installer Issues

Some issues have come up during testing installs.

(1462688) ubi-timezone failed exit code 1 error

(1488814) failed to boot from USB disk with error:Boot error. (During tests the gnome-disks tool was found to be the most reliable USB creation method.)

(1341944) 32-Bit UEFI bootloader support needed

Upgrading via update-manager (upgrades via livecd seemingly unaffected)

(1481798) modemmanager post-installation script returned error exit status 100

General Issues

(1497175) File restore from wastebin not working

(1497170) New file creation - not opening with file editor

Xubuntu Specific Issues

(1401609) gmusicbrowser crashes on close

To see a list of known bugs in the common infrastructure, refer to the Ubuntu release notes.

WilyWerewolf/Beta2/Xubuntu (last edited 2015-09-24 20:18:01 by flocculant)