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## page was copied from WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/Lubuntu
## page was copied from WilyWerewolf/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from VividVervet/Alpha1/Lubuntu
## page was copied from YakketyYak/Alpha1/Lubuntu
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We’re preparing Lubuntu 16.04, Xenial Xerus, for distribution in April 2016. 16.04 will be an [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS | LTS]]. As 16.04 is an LTS, the focus is on looking out for and fixing bugs. 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:
 * Users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs. You can find more about helping to test and bug hunt at [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing| lubuntu testing]].
 * Lubuntu developers
Lubuntu Alpha 2 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 16.04 Alpha 1 == == Getting Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 1 ==
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The full listing of available images is [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/alpha-1/ | here]]. You must check both the download and the install media before attempting an install. 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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== Upgrading from Previous Versions ==
To upgrade to Lubuntu 16.04 from previous 14.04 or 15.10 releases, follow the [[ http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/wily/man8/do-release-upgrade.8.html|Upgrade Instructions]].
=== Upgrading from Previous Versions ===
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== Download a Disk Image ==
 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/xenial/alpha-1/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]
The upgrade from Lubuntu 16.04 LTS works fine.
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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]]. == Alpha 2 Highlights ==
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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/xenial/alpha-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the images]].  * 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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= Alpha 1 Highlights =

 * LXQt is still in development, as such Xenial Xerus is GTK based.
 * The Alpha 1 Xenial Xerus snapshot includes the v4.3 kernel which 16.04 will ship with.
## == Software Updates ==
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<<Include(YakketyYak/Beta2/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartXenialReleaseBugs", to="##EndXenialReleaseBugs")>>
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== Family Shared Applications ==
These are our known list of bugs that affect all flavours and also any applications that lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.
== Lubuntu Applications ==
This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.
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 * The input box for editing a Wired connection static IP address doesn't appear correctly ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/lubuntu-default-settings/+bug/1530323|1530323]]).  * gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnumeric/+bug/1516454 | 1516454]]).
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 * gnome-disk-utilty does not allow swapoff of zram devices ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+bug/1458383|1458383]]).
 * Abiword language selector text cut off in abiword ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/abiword/+bug/1484785 | 1484785]]).
 * gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnumeric/+bug/1516454 | 1516454]]).
 * Shutdown/Restart of live session guest does not work in Virtualbox, KVM or VMWare ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/casper/+bug/1447038 | 1447038]]).
 * Prompt for entering password for encrypted sysetm not displayed at boot time ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/plymouth/+bug/1530548|1530548]] Workaround Exists).
 * Plymouth does not display the graphical boot splash ([[http://launchpad.net/bugs/1370707|1370707]]).
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## == Graphics and Display ==
## none
== 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 ([[https://pad.lv/1445818|1445818]]).
 * changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. ([[https://pad.lv/1522625|1522625]]).

## === Graphics and Display ===
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== LXDE ==
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 * lxpanel volume applet settings opens empty terminal window ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxpanel/+bug/1434774|1434774]] Workaround Exists).
 * 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]]).
 * Lubuntu Software Centre only lists installed applications when lubuntu installed via alternate image ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-software-center/+bug/1467517|1467517]] Workaround Exists).
 * changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/obconf/+bug/1522625 | 1522625]]).
=== Lubuntu Desktop Installer ===
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==== 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!
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== Lubuntu Desktop Installer == === Lubuntu Alternate Installer ===
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 * Desktop images now require a DVD or USB. For those requiring a CD sized image, please use the alternate.
 * Ubiquity slideshow shows "Lubuntu 15.10" on 16.04 daily images ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-artwork/+bug/1530383 | 1530383]]).
 * 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.'''
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== Lubuntu Alternate Installer ==
none
== PowerPC ==
none
##== PowerPC ==
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At this time there are no known bugs that exclusively affect the PPC release, so make sure to refer to the bugs above.
## * 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]]).
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Additionally, the [[PowerPCFAQ]] should be consulted. ##Do check with the [[PowerPCFAQ]] for known issues that are PPC specific.
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Development of Lubuntu 16.04, the Xenial Xerus, 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 2 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)