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## page was copied from VividVervet/Alpha2/Lubuntu
## page was copied from YakketyYak/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 16.10, Yakkety Yak, for distribution in October 2016. With this second alpha you can get a glimpse of 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 the Alpha 2 pre-release.
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 * 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
 * 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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Lubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
 * Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
 * Lubuntu developers
Lubuntu Alpha 1 pre-releases ARE recommended for:
 * Users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs. You can find more about helping to test and bug triage at [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing| Lubuntu testing]].
 * Lubuntu developers.
 * People wanting to see and test how the current snapshot of Lubuntu 16.10 will look and behave.
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= Getting Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 = == Getting Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 ==
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## not good for alphas
## == 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]].
The full listing of available images is [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/alpha-1/ | here]]. You must [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM|check]] both the download and then the ''' check install media''' on 1st boot before attempting an install. Instructions for burning the image to a CD / DVD or copying to a USB flash drive can be found on the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning ISO Howto]].
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== Download a Disk Image ==
 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-2/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]
=== Upgrading from Previous Versions ===
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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]]. The upgrade from Lubuntu 16.04 LTS works fine.
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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]]. == Alpha 2 Highlights ==
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= Alpha 2 Highlights =  * LXQt is still in development, because of this, Lubuntu still uses LXDE.
 * This Yakkety Yak snapshot still includes the v4.4 kernel.
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 * LXQt is still in development, so Wily Werewolf is another bug fix release.

== Software Updates ==

== Infrastructure ==

=== Linux Kernel ===
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]].
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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]]
## commented out until beta2, then remove common infrastructure section below
##<<Include(YakketyYak/Beta2/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartXenialReleaseBugs", to="##EndXenialReleaseBugs")>>
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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]] == Lubuntu Applications ==
This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.
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<<Include(VividVervet/Alpha2/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartVividReleaseBugs", to="##EndVividReleaseBugs")>>  * gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnumeric/+bug/1516454 | 1516454]]).
 * Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-drivers-common/+bug/1444682|1444682]]).
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== Lubuntu Desktop Installer == == Lubuntu-specific Bugs ==
These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.
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 * No option to install alongside a btrfs partition: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1403624|1403624]] === LXDE ===
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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]]  * run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current ([[https://pad.lv/1445818|1445818]]).
 * changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. ([[https://pad.lv/1522625|1522625]]).
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== Lubuntu Alternate Installer == ## === Graphics and Display ===
## commented out as unless lxde breaks something, such bugs would be across flavours and belong in 'shared'.
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 * Guided partitioning "max" gives minimum instead: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debian-installer/+bug/1163908|1163908]] === Lubuntu Desktop Installer ===

==== All Desktop images now require a DVD or USB. ====
## ubiquity slideshow showing old version numbers is to be expected for pre-releases; do not include bugs!

=== Lubuntu Alternate Installer ===

 * Cursor invisible after timeout and screen-saving ([[https://pad.lv/1568604 | 1568604]]).
'''All Alternate images now require a DVD or USB. As a workaround, use the
[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Alternate_ISO#CD_image |server or netboot]] images.'''

##== PowerPC ==
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PowerPC is only supported on Lubuntu LTS releases.
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## this can be changed as needed, at least for non-LTS versions
## * No slides are displayed in Ubiquity Slideshow while installing on Lubuntu or Ubuntu MATE PowerPC ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/webkit2gtk/+bug/1561573 | 1561573]]).
## this should stay in template, except on non-LTS
##Do check with the [[PowerPCFAQ]] for known issues that are PPC specific.
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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 [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/|Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]. Development of Lubuntu 16.10, the Yakkety Yak, 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 created images for standard PCs, laptops and netbooks]].

We’re preparing Lubuntu 16.10, Yakkety Yak, for distribution in October 2016. With this second alpha you can get a glimpse of what the next version will contain. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

NOTE: This is the Alpha 2 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 Alpha 1 pre-releases ARE recommended for:

  • Users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs. You can find more about helping to test and bug triage at Lubuntu testing.

  • Lubuntu developers.
  • People wanting to see and test how the current snapshot of Lubuntu 16.10 will look and behave.

Getting Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1

The full listing of available images is here. You must check both the download and then the check install media on 1st boot before attempting an install. Instructions for burning the image to a CD / DVD or copying to a USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.

Upgrading from Previous Versions

The upgrade from Lubuntu 16.04 LTS works fine.

Alpha 2 Highlights

  • LXQt is still in development, because of this, Lubuntu still uses LXDE.
  • This Yakkety Yak snapshot still includes the v4.4 kernel.


Known Problems

Lubuntu Applications

This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.

  • gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. (1516454).

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

Lubuntu-specific Bugs

These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.

LXDE

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

  • changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. (1522625).

Lubuntu Desktop Installer

All Desktop images now require a DVD or USB.

Lubuntu Alternate Installer

  • Cursor invisible after timeout and screen-saving (1568604).

All Alternate images now require a DVD or USB. As a workaround, use the server or netboot images.

PowerPC is only supported on Lubuntu LTS releases.

Feedback

Development of Lubuntu 16.10, the Yakkety Yak, 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 created images for standard PCs, laptops and netbooks.

Please feel free to contact us with feedback.

YakketyYak/Alpha2/Lubuntu (last edited 2016-07-28 11:50:39 by tsimonq2)