Roadmap proposal for Lubuntu 15.04

Aere Greenway Aere at
Tue Oct 28 16:38:56 UTC 2014

On 10/28/2014 09:11 AM, Julien Lavergne wrote:
> On the Gtk side, many components have been updated recently, and work
> continue on the panel. Also, small features are added. However, we
> still depends on gtk2, we don't know how long it will be supported.

There is a new Ubuntu variant, called "ubuntuMATE", which has a desktop 
based on Gnome 2.

In reading about it, I got the impression (which may not be correct) 
that they are maintaining Gnome 2 (and its libraries).

If that is actually the case, then gtk2 may be available for the 
foreseeable future.

I have experimented with ubuntuMATE.  It is reliable (in the areas I 
test), and I like it.  You can put applets in the panel (as before), and 
you can customize the colors as well.  It runs well (though not as well 
as Lubuntu) on older, slower machines.

It is (to me) the new release of Ubuntu I was looking forward to, when 
they unexpectedly substituted the Unity desktop.

I haven't tried to install it yet on a machine with only 512 meg of 
RAM.  I suspect it would fail, seeing how much swap space it used during 
an install.


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