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April 28th, 2012, 11:47 AM

Hi Everyone,

It was a great pleasure and fun for the last 6 months when we used to discuss about the future of Lubuntu 12.04 on this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870442). Believe it or not? our developers and team members at Lubuntu had a look on that thread so it is not totally a waste of time as some may think ;)
However, that doesn't mean it's a perfect idea to post your thoughts/suggestions/etc regarding Lubuntu 12.10 here on this thread (check the below Email from Julien with instructions of how to help). This thread for general discussion between users and if you really want to see more features and stuff in 12.10, we need to save the developers' time :)

Now, it's time for 12.10 talk and let's do it even better this time and for that, the approach will be different than what we used to do here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870442).

The Email from Lubuntu Head Developer (Julien) is quiet clear.

Let the fun begins :D

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Julien Lavergne wrote:


With 12.04 out, we need to prepare the development of 12.10. This mail
is a try to summarize what you can do for the development of Lubuntu. To
stay focus, and to keep only my dev hat here, it doesn't include the
help you can give about the documentation, or the support (forum, IRC
...), or the design / artwork. I let people make another thread about
these topics if they want.

There are 2 places where we will organize the work on the next version :
* The blueprint, which will be discussed at the UDS :
You can edit the whiteboard to discuss different topics, I'll clean it
regularly to keep it usable.
If you want to discuss the applications by default, please start a topic
on the mailing list, but at least, with some arguments. Final decision
for each applications should be make in the UDS session.

* The TODO page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Developers/TODO)
It's a list of items, or projets, or bugs we have on our radar. There is
some ideas for people who want to contribute, including little bugs
(when we have some), which should be easy to fix (bitesize) and a good
starting point for people willing to help in the coding.

Also, this is a list of different areas you can help to improve the
quality of Lubuntu :

* Translations :
If you speak / write English and another language, you can help on
translation. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Translations

* Reporting bugs :
If you find a problem in Lubuntu, you can report a bug. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReportingBugs and especially the general
notice of this page. Please also check first if the bug is not already
reported on launchpad.

* Testing :
If you like testing and crashing your system, you can contribute by
testing Lubuntu, especially on testing ISOs before the releases. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing for details.

* Triage bugs on Launchpad
If you want to go deeper in the bug management, you can triage the bug
reports on launchpad. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToTriage/ for
an overview of the triaging on Ubuntu.

The packages we currently focus on are on
https://bugs.launchpad.net/~lubuntu-packaging/+packagebugs (https://bugs.launchpad.net/%7Elubuntu-packaging/+packagebugs)

One easy way to get involve is to adopt a specific package, see detail
on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad/AdoptPackage .

Most important items to know when you triage are :
- Is the bug is correctly affected to the right package ?
- Is the bug still reproducible by user in Lubuntu or Ubuntu 12.04 ? By
you ?
- Is there a solution/patch available on the bug ? Upstream ? In another
distribution ?

* Upstream development / coding :
Of course, we always need people who create code :-) The best way to
help is to contribute directly to LXDE project, since we heavily depend
on it :
- LXDE site : http://lxde.org/
- LXDE mailing list :
- LXDE git repositories :

You can also contribute to specific Lubuntu components :
- https://launchpad.net/lubuntu-software-center
- https://launchpad.net/lxfind
- https://launchpad.net/lxscreenshot
- https://launchpad.net/lxkeymap

* Lubuntu small projects
If you want to make a more long term contributions in Lubuntu itself, we
have some small projects available on the TODO list :
I'll add more details and guidance in the future, but if you are
interesting, send me a mail, I'll help you to start.

If you have any questions, please refer to the wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu)
(if it's incorrect, we will fix it), or answer this email.

Thanks in advance for your help :-)

Julien LavergnePlease, let's do our best to make Lubuntu 12.10 even better and thanks in advance for everything, your contributions are highly appreciated and NEEDED :)


April 28th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Wow, I haven't even gotten worm with Lubuntu 12.04 yet Lol.
Hi all, I think I will start a topic for 12.10.
I would like to see if the "Desktop sessions and settings" could be changed to more, Ubuntu like procedure. Although I can put programs in their to auto start I still have a reall hard time putting scripts in their. I have been studied every tutorial I can find, including how-to:screencasts [Русскоязычная документация по Lubuntu] (http://www.lubuntu.ru/wiki/doku.php?id=how-to;screencasts)
Which is a great tool, I think is a little difficult, specially for new comers.
Any thoughts?

April 29th, 2012, 06:06 AM
For me cool stuff would be:
- A menu editor for lxmenu
- lxfind working & integrated with pcmanfm (plugins for pcmanfm?)
- redesign of lxmenu to hold "recent documents" & "search files" in it... maybe Raphael can make some mock-ups about this ?
- Default apps of lubuntu more integrated with the system (I mean those small configurations that should come by default)
- A DARKER THEME... I SO liked the 11.10 theme...

April 29th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Hey, I'm glad Lubuntu Quetzal is running on this Thinkpad R31! Seems much like Lubuntu Ocelot, that's good. The only Precise I could get to install (bug written) was an old Precise Alpha Lubuntu with about a gigabyte of updates kinda sludgy. So....install Ocelot update straight to Quetzal. Only hitch so far is synaptic can't refresh.

My "theme" is from vacation my wife in a swimsuit on a beautiful Australian beach.

Oh, hes, running Firefox 11. Will update to 12 when I figure out how - on another notebook updated from pangolin to quetzal will refresh synaptic and updated firefox to 12. apt-get doesn't do 12 either.

Having fun.


p.s. Synaptic refreshed O.K. after today's update.

April 29th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Am (hopefully) running quetzal as of now-did an edit of my sources.list, replacing 'precise' with 'quetzal'.

Here's to a really great release, already eyeing some of those tasty bugs to squash. :)

Nice poster AJ! Btw, "may thing" -> "may think" :)

April 30th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Btw, "may thing" -> "may think" :)

Done, thank you my spelling checker friend :P

May 10th, 2012, 12:04 PM
I have a question about the repos. I Installed the daily build 12.10. the only two sources that are marked according to synaptic in other software are independent and independent(source code).

they are http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal main, binary and source. I assume they are incorrect seeing it can't read the index files from either. someone know what they should be?


May 10th, 2012, 09:09 PM
If you click the link you provided, then click dists (http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/), you'll see that there isn't a quantal repository yet, so you should use the Precise repository.You can use software sources, either in the Software Centre, or synaptic to change the repositories.

May 10th, 2012, 09:14 PM
danke. thought it might be a bit early. :mad:

May 11th, 2012, 01:08 AM
ubuntu iso's have been around a few days not that I've been successful at install yet.

I haven't seen lubuntu i386 desktop yet - is it early, I hope there will be one?


May 11th, 2012, 08:00 PM
anybody knows in lubuntu 12.04 still we have to use that buggy language switcher??:(

May 12th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Still no lubuntu i386 desktop iso - no interest? no support?

Waiting...what, me patience? I'm running one as updted from precise....


May 13th, 2012, 09:58 AM
Still no lubuntu i386 desktop iso - no interest? no support?

Waiting...what, me patience? I'm running one as updted from precise....


If you mean "will there be Lubuntu 32-bit" then yes. That's like all of our market. :) Probably just not built yet.

May 13th, 2012, 04:39 PM
This should be a sticky!

I may install lubuntu on this lenovo 3000 N100 (it's slow!)

Would be nice if the lxpanel wasn't so buggy!

Otherwise, like Lubuntu too!

May 14th, 2012, 03:18 AM
This should be a sticky!

I may install lubuntu on this lenovo 3000 N100 (it's slow!)

Would be nice if the lxpanel wasn't so buggy!

Otherwise, like Lubuntu too!

No it shouldn't be a sticky. I personally dislike these mega-thread type threads, as solutions to problems get hard to find after they grow to over 5 - 10 pages. My feeling is that this should just be a general Lubuntu discussion thread, and any technical question should be in separate threads, to make it easier for others to find solutions to problems.

May 14th, 2012, 06:09 AM
this should just be a general lubuntu discussion thread, and any technical question should be in separate threads, to make it easier for others to find solutions to problems.


June 20th, 2012, 02:05 PM
Thread moved to The Community Cafe.

Not support request.

September 10th, 2012, 06:04 PM
how to upgrade from lubuntu 12.04?