View Full Version : Lubuntu -> LXDE-lubuntu wiki changes (wiki.ubuntu.com)

May 3rd, 2021, 06:30 AM
Lubuntu now only supports the modern LXQt desktop, as our last LXDE release, Lubuntu 18.04 LTS reached EOL late last month (https://lubuntu.me/bionic-eol/).

In my prior post to this Lubuntu forum I gave warning (https://discourse.lubuntu.me/t/lubuntu-18-04-lts-end-of-life-30-april-2021/2466) that pages on the Ubuntu Wiki that previously related to Lubuntu would be moved.

This has now mostly occurred as part of T180 (https://phab.lubuntu.me/T180) meaning all "Lubuntu" pages are now referenced via "LXDE-lubuntu" (please note the case).

I've opted to keep "lubuntu" in the name of the pages, as they contain historical information on what & where Lubuntu was (LXDE for a long time), but the lower case was used as it's not where or what we are today.

The effect of this is that searches using search engines (eg. startpage.com I use) can show results that are no longer valid (search engines showing historical data). In time that will change, but for now it's just fact.

If you need to find pages; the wiki.ubuntu.com search functions all work, but our favorite search engines may end up with "This pages does not exist yet. You can .. create.." error page.

This notice is just to document why users may get this error, and how they can work around it should they wish to view the historical Lubuntu pages.

Note: this is just a re-post of https://discourse.lubuntu.me/t/ubuntu-wiki-lubuntu-no-longer-exists/2476 as I suspect a lot of end-users who rely on search engines may encounter this issue.. I'm aware a lot of users use EOL releases from support requests...

May 3rd, 2021, 09:54 AM
Note I was using the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu page as an example...

For that key page, a stub has been created for that page which re-directs users to https://phab.lubuntu.me/w/ (the modern Lubuntu wiki page).

The same however has not been done for all pages, most of which can be seen with https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LXDE-lubuntu/WikiMap

May 4th, 2021, 06:02 AM
Most of what I expressed ^ I believe I've now mitigated.

Stubs now exist (for common pages) that re-direct to modern Lubuntu pages