Xubuntu Xenial Xerus Beta 2

This milestone release is 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

This milestone release is recommended for:

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

Milestones represent only a fixed snapshot in time of the image. In the days following the release of a milestone, packages are updated, bug fixes land. It makes sense in the time between milestones to use daily images available from the ISO tracker.

Known Issues

The existence of a bug in these notes does not imply they will affect everyone. Some appear in specific circumstances

Common known issues can be found on the Ubuntu Release Notes. NOTE: The fglrx driver is now deprecated in 16.04, and it is recommended to use its open source alternatives (radeon and amdgpu).

Upgrade Issues

  • Upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 works when you use the ISO to upgrade from.
  • Upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 fails using update-manager

  • Upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 works using either method.

(1555237) Upgrade from 14.04.4→ 16.04 dies midway taking out the session.

Further information can be found on a recent Xubuntu Devel mail.

Installer Issues

  • (1447038) Shutdown/Restart of live session guest does not work in Virtualbox, and VMWare. This bug continues to affect virtual machines - once the guest has finished and appears to hang press Enter - this should remove the iso, shutdown and restart the guest.

  • (1546317) Accessibility indicator is missing from the "Try " dialog

  • (1549529) Regardless of language chosen during installation, US English used.

  • (1552539) Ubiquity Erase Disk and Install Fails to create Swap Space. (The workaround for this is to delete pre-existing swap partitions before starting the installer.)

  • (1560940) None matching mokutils passwords.

  • (1560973) EFI booting Ubuntu image to grub removes existing boot entries and makes system unbootable

General Issues

  • (792085) Automatic remount of safely removed usb 3.0 drive

  • (1359689) cryptsetup password prompt not shown

  • (1530323) The input box for editing a Wired connection static IP address doesn't appear correctly

Xubuntu-specific Issues

Reported during Milestone Testing

  • (1402036) Mugshot authentication failed

  • (1510889) Doesn’t resume from suspend on Virtual Machine after locking

  • (1513590) Unable to delete items in menulibre

  • (1515184) Crash when selecting a category in a new entry - Menulibre

  • (1516237) Mugshot crashes when trying to capture image

  • (1533206) Blueman-applet crash on login

  • (1549732) Duplicate Imagemagick entries on menu, none work

Reported outside Milestone testing

  • (1529469) State of "Hide from menus" is not saved upon application restart

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

As Xenial Xerus (16.04) is intended to be the next LTS, enhancements and bug fixes include those seen in intervening releases.

  • Enhancements

    • New Xfce Power Manager plugin is added to the panel
    • Items in the alt-tab dialog can now be clicked with the mouse
    • Change from gksudo to pkexec, pkexec policy files included for thunar and mousepad
    • 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)
    • Xfce4 Panel Switch for backup and restoration of panels. Included are 5 preset panel layouts.

    • LibreOffice Calc and Writer are now included. These applications replace Gnumeric and Abiword respectively.

    • A new theme for LibreOffice, libreoffice-style-elementary is also included.

    • Greybird accessibility icons for window manager.
    • The Albatross, Bluebird and Orion GTK+ themes have been dropped after going unmaintained
    • GNOME Software replaces Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Catfish

      • (1547807) Need to click in empty space for right click options to work

      • (1523164) Double quadruple clicking folder results behaviour

      • (1514018) Catfish calculates end date in custom range incorrectly

      • (1508918) Deleting multiple files from search results

      • (1507765) Catfish fails to update database

      • (1495098) Obsoleted thumbnails directory

      • (1482919) Catfish will lock up if 'locate' is not installed

      • (1461072) Can not drag and drop multiple files

      • (1447045) Close window with (standard) CTRL-Q

      • (1442559) Catfish does not find files whose size exceeds 2GB

      • (1372165) Catfish Opens Previous Directory on Search List

      • (1300158) [feature request] add a "search" button

    • Mousepad

      • (1267958) mousepad always prints line numbers

    • Mugshot

    • xfce4-power-manager

      • (1303736) [SRU] Black screen after wakeup from suspending by closing the laptop lid

      • (1364505) System Tab power saving tab unreadable

      • (1363223) xfce4-power-manager outdated on-line help

      • (1349056) xfce4-power-manager doesn't suspend on lid closed (regression)

      • (1347272) Several XFCE applications appear unresponsive after communicating with a daemon

      • (1222021) [SRU] xfce4-power-manager does not inhibit systemd from handling buttons and lid events

      • (1193716) Xfce Power Manager does not override the screen saver timeout (X11 Screen Saver extension)

      • (1101982) inconsistent settings for lock screen between xfce4-session and xfce4-power-manager

    • Menulibre

      • (1313586) move items up & down, can't save, undo/redo, revert

      • (1313682) Can't hide entries sourced from /usr/share/applications/kde4/

      • (1309468) Can't add the "X-Xfce-Toplevel" category to existing items

      • (1307469) missing menulibre icon in the xfce-settings-manager

      • (1307000) Menu structure view always has everything expanded after search

      • (1306999) When search results are shown, saving modifications breaks the menu structure

    • Thunar

      • (1439288) thunar crashes on drag drop file/folder

      • (1424774) Unable to expand directories in the tree pane and remain in the current directory

      • (1387695) File size displayed wrong

      • (1382977) [SRU] Thunar open default not respecting mimetype

    • Parole

      • (1557349) Parole does not hold the media frame when paused in fullscreen mode

      • (1489533) Parole freezes when you try to close it

      • (1309951) Parole reports "Gstreamer backend error, could not initialise supporting library"

    • shimmer-themes

      • (1556027) GTK3 file menus show thick lines

      • (1552518) Linked toolbar buttons do not draw correctly in Greybird

      • (1448487) Shimmer-theme Greybird does not get along with LXAppearance

      • (1303937) Dialog buttons have no space between them

    • lightdm-gtk-greeter

      • (1533200) Black background at first login

      • (1458933) No volume control on screen lock - Volume goes to 100%

      • (1398619) No indicators displayed when systemd-sysv is installed


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