PDA

View Full Version : [other] LUBUNTU - in Launchpad & Wiki - Official



manilaph
March 18th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Have you guys seen these?

http://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu

very exciting project!

i am currently using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE and the speed is blinding!

looks like it is official!

elfgoh
March 18th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Yes I have seen it too. I have spoken to Mario and he is very interested to get this moving off the ground.

I hope to get more Singaporeans involved. Are there any pple in Singapore interested in joining the team?

Of course people from other places are also welcomed :D

Pepe Lebuntu
July 17th, 2009, 06:38 AM
So is there a full release date yet? Is it going to be ready for Koala? I looked around and it looks HEAPS exciting. I've been using Xubuntu on my Toshiba Portege 4010, but Lubuntu just looks like it's going to be heaps better.

~sHyLoCk~
July 17th, 2009, 07:53 AM
I would be interested in an OpenBuntu with just openbox installed.

XubuRoxMySox
July 17th, 2009, 12:53 PM
I would be interested in an OpenBuntu with just openbox installed.

You got it! Click here (http://crunchbanglinux.org).

-Robin

~sHyLoCk~
July 17th, 2009, 02:39 PM
You got it! Click here (http://crunchbanglinux.org).

-Robin

Thanks! :D

jalyst
August 30th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Has anyone been using this successfully with MythTV?
Would be nicer than Mythbuntu because a lot less resources r being used etc..

Of course I realise there;d be a whole heap of other things Id have to manually setup.
Maybe its best to go with mythbuntu, cull a bunch of stuff, and then apt get install LXDE or openbox only...

cheers

earthpigg
August 30th, 2009, 07:06 PM
You got it! Click here (http://crunchbanglinux.org).

-Robin

+1 - crunchbang is great.

my little project is a bit more basic in its aims and objectives than lubuntu, but it is also ubuntu base + lxde + firefox + pidgin + synaptic + not much else. no music player installed by default, for example. pick your own and install it.

XubuRoxMySox
August 31st, 2009, 01:08 AM
my little project is a bit more basic in its aims and objectives than lubuntu, but it is also ubuntu base + lxde + firefox + pidgin + synaptic + not much else. no music player installed by default, for example. pick your own and install it.

Masonux looks sweet! It's nice that you have made it available to everyone, too.

My little home-brewed mixture is very similar (minimal Ubuntu+LXDE) but has more applications and I placed custom icons on the desktop, renamed for ultra-simplicity because a lot of kids use this computer... so Epiphany-Browser is called "Browse the Web," OpenOffice Writer is called "Word Processor," there's "Music Player" and "Instant Messaging," etc. Anyone, even if they have only known Windows or Mac, can just sit down and use this computer effortlessly, and it's lightning fast.

Most have no idea they're using Linux. I only tell them when they offer comments on its speed and simplicity, and I love to see the stunned looks of shock on their faces!

A few have been won over to Ubuntu just because using "Robin's Remix" at the dance studio was such a positive experience for them. When Windows starts getting really slow or crashing or infected, the kids tell their parents about the super-fast, super-simple computer they use between classes at the studio.

Good job and good luck with Masonux!

-Robin

earthpigg
August 31st, 2009, 03:54 AM
thank you, robin :D

jalyst
August 31st, 2009, 06:34 AM
+1 - crunchbang is great.

my little project is a bit more basic in its aims and objectives than lubuntu, but it is also ubuntu base + lxde + firefox + pidgin + synaptic + not much else. no music player installed by default, for example. pick your own and install it.

crunchbang is diff. again to yours and lubuntu in that it doesn't use much of lxde (if at all) right? It's mostly just openbox and selective apps right?

jalyst
August 31st, 2009, 06:38 AM
Masonux looks sweet! It's nice that you have made it available to everyone, too.

My little home-brewed mixture is very similar (minimal Ubuntu+LXDE) but has more applications and I placed custom icons on the desktop, renamed for ultra-simplicity because a lot of kids use this computer... so Epiphany-Browser is called "Browse the Web," OpenOffice Writer is called "Word Processor," there's "Music Player" and "Instant Messaging," etc. Anyone, even if they have only known Windows or Mac, can just sit down and use this computer effortlessly, and it's lightning fast.

Most have no idea they're using Linux. I only tell them when they offer comments on its speed and simplicity, and I love to see the stunned looks of shock on their faces!

A few have been won over to Ubuntu just because using "Robin's Remix" at the dance studio was such a positive experience for them. When Windows starts getting really slow or crashing or infected, the kids tell their parents about the super-fast, super-simple computer they use between classes at the studio.

Good job and good luck with Masonux!

-Robin

Robin I'd be interested in doing this, how did you get started? Is there a Ubuntu-base already packaged and ready to dload or did you just streamline an standard ubuntu release?

Have you had experience using mythTV on such minimal installs, or does it have a lot of gtk+ & other dependencies that would make it impractical?

Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

SushiR
August 31st, 2009, 09:30 AM
Have you guys seen these?

http://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu

very exciting project!

i am currently using Ubuntu Minimal + LXDE and the speed is blinding!

looks like it is official!

Although I like the idea of a lightweight Ubuntu, I just can't acquire a taste for LXDE. Don't know why exactly. But I tried Crunchbang on my Eee 901 and even I've never worked much with those minimalistic window managers, I almost instantly fell in love. The setup is really smart, it looks good and uses some nice apps. The community is very friendly, too. Btw. Lubuntu should use Viewnior (http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/) instead of GPicView...

Katalog
August 31st, 2009, 09:39 AM
I would be interested in an OpenBuntu with just openbox installed.


You got it! Click here (http://crunchbanglinux.org).

-Robin


Thanks! :D

Ha, you beat me to it. #! is pretty nice, ran it on my now departed HP Mini. Very snappy distro on low powered machines.

I'm pretty anxious to try out this LXDE version of Ubuntu myself. I tried out LXDE when it was quite young, but wasn't quite ready for prime time yet, but it was extemely quick and looked very promising even then. Must be pretty mature now to actually base another flavor of Ubuntu on it.

EDIT: After reading through this entire thread, I think I'm going to give Masonux a spin as well. Thanks, earhtpigg.

XubuRoxMySox
August 31st, 2009, 10:20 AM
crunchbang is diff. again to yours and lubuntu in that it doesn't use much of lxde (if at all) right? It's mostly just openbox and selective apps right?

That's correct. Crunchbang (http://crunchbanglinux.org) uses only the window manager Openbox, no desktop environment at all. It's minimal, stark beauty will grab you, and it has all the power of Ubuntu under the hood.

-Robin

XubuRoxMySox
August 31st, 2009, 10:34 AM
Robin I'd be interested in doing this, how did you get started? Is there a Ubuntu-base already packaged and ready to dload or did you just streamline an standard ubuntu release?

I downloaded and installed the Minimal Ubuntu CD from here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD), and used apt-get to grab LXDE and favorite applications.

It is NOT as easy as that, however. Otherwise there would really be no need for big team projects like Lubuntu and U-Lite (http://u-lite.org), or smaller, private ones like Masonux. My remix is the result of trial and error, failure after failure getting everything to "just work" like it does in regular Ubuntu, and one little remaining bug that is so insignificant I just haven't bothered to chase it down yet.

In case anyone is getting the impression that Lubuntu is "taking too long" to do "a simple thing like add LXDE to a Minimal Ubuntu," please understand that while my remix works fine on my computer (and took a lot of trial and error to find what works), the Lubuntu folks have to come up with stuff that will work on all computers, yet still be lightweight and fast!

My hat is off to anyone that can pull off a truly universal Ubuntu remix!

I have a good excuse, though: I'm still an Ubuntu rookie. Before March of this year, all I've ever known has been WinXP. :)

-Robin

XubuRoxMySox
August 31st, 2009, 10:43 AM
Although I like the idea of a lightweight Ubuntu, I just can't acquire a taste for LXDE. Don't know why exactly. But I tried Crunchbang on my Eee 901 and even I've never worked much with those minimalistic window managers, I almost instantly fell in love. The setup is really smart, it looks good and uses some nice apps. The community is very friendly, too. Btw. Lubuntu should use Viewnior (http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/) instead of GPicView...

LXDE is GTK-based, maybe that is the reason for some of the Lubuntu team's choices. That and, of course, the need to have something that works well on all computers.

I still visit the friendly Crunchbang forums even though I don't use Crunchbang anymore. They're really nice folks and they've done a great job with that distro. Version 8.10 was fully Openbox-based and used PcManFM and Lxappearance and stuff, so I was sure that a Crunchbang/LXDE combo would be awesome. I tried it and guess what... it wasn't awesome. Big, frustrating bugs (but not near as bad as PCLXDE was on my computer - another experiment that blew up) like having to force shutdown and never getting sound to work right. I have no idea why Crunchbang and LXDE don't play nice together. They're both so nice, you'd think they could get along with each other, lol.

-Robin

earthpigg
August 31st, 2009, 11:55 AM
i added lxpanel to #! and was moderately pleased with the results. mostly, all i wanted was a menu that updated automatically when new software was intalled.

theZoid
August 31st, 2009, 01:31 PM
Although I like the idea of a lightweight Ubuntu, I just can't acquire a taste for LXDE. Don't know why exactly. But I tried Crunchbang on my Eee 901 and even I've never worked much with those minimalistic window managers, I almost instantly fell in love. The setup is really smart, it looks good and uses some nice apps. The community is very friendly, too. Btw. Lubuntu should use Viewnior (http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior/) instead of GPicView...

I like that Viewnior....thanks!

theZoid
August 31st, 2009, 01:33 PM
I downloaded and installed the Minimal Ubuntu CD from here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD), and used apt-get to grab LXDE and favorite applications.

It is NOT as easy as that, however. Otherwise there would really be no need for big team projects like Lubuntu and U-Lite (http://u-lite.org), or smaller, private ones like Masonux. My remix is the result of trial and error, failure after failure getting everything to "just work" like it does in regular Ubuntu, and one little remaining bug that is so insignificant I just haven't bothered to chase it down yet.

In case anyone is getting the impression that Lubuntu is "taking too long" to do "a simple thing like add LXDE to a Minimal Ubuntu," please understand that while my remix works fine on my computer (and took a lot of trial and error to find what works), the Lubuntu folks have to come up with stuff that will work on all computers, yet still be lightweight and fast!

My hat is off to anyone that can pull off a truly universal Ubuntu remix!

I have a good excuse, though: I'm still an Ubuntu rookie. Before March of this year, all I've ever known has been WinXP. :)

-Robin

Good for you, Robin....i.e. hooking up with Linux :) I've moved all my work over to Ubuntu with a virtual machine necessary, but it's very very nice.....windows is just for gaming now ...

jalyst
August 31st, 2009, 05:13 PM
I downloaded and installed the Minimal Ubuntu CD from here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD), and used apt-get to grab LXDE and favorite applications.

It is NOT as easy as that, however. Otherwise there would really be no need for big team projects like Lubuntu and U-Lite (http://u-lite.org), or smaller, private ones like Masonux. My remix is the result of trial and error, failure after failure getting everything to "just work" like it does in regular Ubuntu, and one little remaining bug that is so insignificant I just haven't bothered to chase it down yet.

In case anyone is getting the impression that Lubuntu is "taking too long" to do "a simple thing like add LXDE to a Minimal Ubuntu," please understand that while my remix works fine on my computer (and took a lot of trial and error to find what works), the Lubuntu folks have to come up with stuff that will work on all computers, yet still be lightweight and fast!

My hat is off to anyone that can pull off a truly universal Ubuntu remix!

I have a good excuse, though: I'm still an Ubuntu rookie. Before March of this year, all I've ever known has been WinXP. :)

-Robin

Interesting thanks! I actually have quite a number of years of on/off exposure to Redhat & Debian-based distros.
But I really don't have time to "experiment", so if it's even half as fiddly as you claim, then I'll prolly give it a miss.

So I'll prolly try Lubuntu or Masonux first, as they sound like they'll be in sync with the main release cycle.
Whereas crunchbang sounds like it's just a shade behind, & even if it's not going forward, it looks a tad too minimal for my needs.

But if I'm unhappy with the aforementioned then I'll definitely give it a whirl too!

What I'm really hoping for, is that MythTV plays nicely with them...
If not then I'll prolly just have to make do with a bloaty Mythbuntu, which should still be fine, I"m just anal! ;-)


-jed.

XubuRoxMySox
August 31st, 2009, 09:26 PM
The first Lubuntu (Alpha, Karmic) iso seed has been released for testing. Click here (http://blog.lxde.org/?p=514) to check it out!

-Robin

SushiR
September 1st, 2009, 12:49 PM
I like that Viewnior....thanks!

You're welcome :-)

jalyst
September 1st, 2009, 04:04 PM
The first Lubuntu (Alpha, Karmic) iso seed has been released for testing. Click here (http://blog.lxde.org/?p=514) to check it out!

-Robin

Thanks,

Hmm new host site is also flooded by the looks...
http://lubuntu.aclinux.de/

At least now, hopefully better later.