This is excellent news. Hopefully Ubuntu QA will be able to add the Lubuntu images to iso-testing by either Alpha3 or Beta1. Once Lubuntu is included in iso-testing I'll shift my testing from Ubuntu desktop images to Lubuntu desktop images.
Don't worry too much about the oversize images. I've been iso-testing for quite some time and oversize images are the norm during alpha stage, and even the daily beta images are often oversize. As RC and final iso-testing approaches more effort is made at reducing the size of the images to under 700MB. Many thanks for all of the great work, Lance --- On Tue, 7/26/11, Julien Lavergne <gi...@ubuntu.com> wrote: From: Julien Lavergne <gi...@ubuntu.com> Subject: [Lubuntu-desktop] New ISO images available : Lubuntu To: "Ubuntu Developers" <ubuntu-de...@lists.ubuntu.com> Cc: "lubuntu-desktop" <email@example.com> Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 4:52 PM Hi Ubuntu developers, New images have pop up on cdimage.ubuntu.com . Finally, Lubuntu is out of the Ubuntu factory :)  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 . 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IRC : #lubuntu on Freenode. You can also find information on our wiki . Thanks for your attention :) Regards, Julien Lavergne  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/  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 :)  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
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