[Lubuntu-desktop] New ISO images available : Lubuntu

Phill Whiteside phillw at phillw.net
Tue Jul 26 23:26:28 UTC 2011


brilliant work. I am so proud to have been and remain a small part of
getting Lubuntu to the people for whom it can really make a difference.

You devs work in mysterious ways, but the fact that Lubuntu edges ever
nearer to full adoption is wonderful. Just do remember, once released - no
running away :D

Thanks for all your work, to both lubuntu team & the ubuntu team. You have
done a fantastic job.


On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Julien Lavergne <gilir at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi Ubuntu developers,
> New images have pop up on cdimage.ubuntu.com [1]. Finally, Lubuntu is
> out of the Ubuntu factory :) [2]
> For people who don't know Lubuntu, this is a quick presentation. Lubuntu
> is a distribution based on Ubuntu, and the LXDE desktop environnement.
> The main goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, but with
> all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support ...).
> Currently we are using :
> - Chromium for the browser
> - Openbox for the windows manager
> - Pcmanfm for the file manager
> - Abiword + Gnumeric for office work
> - Pidgin for IM
> - Audacious for playing music
> - Gnome-mplayer for videos
> - Some GNOME components : evince, file-roller, gnome-keyring
> - Most of the LXDE components
> You can find the complete list of applications by default on the wiki
> [3].
> After 2 years of work, and 3 "unofficial" releases (10.04, 10.10 and
> 11.04), we had recently an official go from the Technical Board and ISO
> images are now made like other Ubuntu flavors. I hope the 11.10 will be
> the 1st official release of Lubuntu as a member of the Ubuntu family :)
> We have 2 important particularities. Like Xubuntu, we use another
> GTK-based desktop environnement than GNOME, and we try to avoid
> unnecessary GNOME depends which could slow the system. We need some
> GNOME parts because LXDE doesn't provide all necessary components. It's
> the reason why we are very careful about dependencies of those
> applications.
> We are also very strict with ressources requirement. It's the reason why
> we don't include all Ubuntu specific applications. For example, we don't
> include Software-Center because it's still a bit heavy for some of our
> targets.
> I would like to thanks all people who make this happen, especially Mark,
> Colin and Emmet, and all people involved in the development of Lubuntu
> and LXDE.
> If you want to talk to the Lubuntu community, you can use our mailing
> list (lubuntu-desktop at lists.launchpad.net) or IRC : #lubuntu on
> Freenode. You can also find information on our wiki [3].
> Thanks for your attention :)
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
> [1] http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/
> [2] It's still young images, which for now, are oversized, don't load
> the desktop session, and have wrong splash images .. they should be
> better in the futur :)
> [3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications
> [4] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
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