[xubuntu-users] 18.04.1 Point Release Testing

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 17:42:44 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:19 AM, flocculant <flocculant at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> Builds are now available for us to test.

I installed this in a VM and have been using it for my normal workload
for the last two days.

So far, everything seems to work fairly well, with few exceptions.

One is I keep my xfce4-keybaord-shortcuts.xml in one of my local
directories so I can apply them to any machine on which I plan to
work.  When I copied them from my local directory to my per-channel
config directory
they had no effect.  I even logged out and logged back in to no
effect.  I had to reset all the ones I wanted the most manually.

Another exception was the panel theme and appearance.  I use a
vertical panel on my desktops (I prefer to use all the vertical space
and not have a panel across either the top or the bottom, and I don't
like to have it disappear at all).  I was using the Greybird
appearance theme on 16.04 with the Piranha Window theme, but in 18.03,
the labels on the panel items are horizontal only (they weren't in
16.04).  I had to switch the appearance theme to Adwaita-Dark to get
the vertical labels and the same shadings back.  Not a biggie, but a
minor pain.  (I also keep a library of themes in a zip file so I can
install them on newer systems as well.)

Other than that, the following work just fine so far:

bash and all the command line commands I use most often, including all
my aliases and functions.
LibreOffice (didn't even update to 6.0.5, which I've been using on
16.04, since 6.0.3 is close enough for me)

I hope the following also work (can't really test these at work...):

mencoder (which is broken in 16.04)

I'm sure there are others, but that's all that comes to mind at the moment.

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