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Re: The need to improve Lubuntu bug filing
firstly, great to see you - I don't get onto the forum areas as much as I
used to (or should do). The A1 is still built the 'old way' and is, afaik,
just a toe stretching session for the new kernel to be included. There has
been some work the apps done, along with deciding which applications we
include by default. Pcman has a new pcmanfm out in the wild for us to break.
Hooks for apport are on the TODO list and are being added, but the 1,000
dedicated developers we have ..... err, well, I may have over estimated by
998 are awaiting getting their teeth into the 'official' iso building
system. This should be done for a2.
The general page for 11.10 is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Developers
Progress on the apport hooks can be found at
If you, or any of the testers on the main area would like to keep abreast of
what Lubuntu is up to, please doe feel free to add the mailing list to your
cluttered boxes (We don't send that many out!)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved has the one click link to
get the lubuntu discussions.
Please give my regards to Ranch Hand, I must pop on and find out what better
name he has for 11.10 - I will make a point of letting the testing area know
when A2 comes out, but the a1 had little in the way of changes.
Apart from anything else, it will be nice to 'touch base' with all you great
For A2, I will try to get a set of notes together so you good people know
where Lubuntu is headed for 11.10, as it is the precursor for 12.04 (LTS) we
need to get as many bugs ironed out as possible during the 11.10 cycle
(errr, you may recall Grub2 coming out in 9.10 :P ).
Lubuntu is also now popping it's toe into the water for accessibility, but
realistically this is a couple of cycles away - we simply do not have enough
devs. Accessibility could do themselves a favour, but we do have a meeting
coming up under Jono Bacon to allow us to ask questions. It is times like
this I miss Ranch Hand's 'say it as it is' attitude, although JM one of our
devs is no shrinking violet. I'm sure he and Ranch Hand would get on great
My kindest regards to you and the rest of the testers,
P.S. - Now go and dig me up a spare developer or two :D
@ Julien and JM - if there is any thing factually incorrect, please correct
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Lance <lbsolost@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> First a brief intro. I'm Erick Brunzell at Launchpad, Lance at iso-testing
> (in which I've participated for over 3 years), and "kansasnoob" at Ubuntu
> I'm quite glad to see that Lubuntu will soon become an official member of
> the Ubuntu family. I particularly look forward to the day that Lubuntu's
> images are included in Ubuntu's iso-testing.
> Anyway I obtained the Lubuntu Oneiric Alpha1 image here:
> And naturally I encountered a few minor bugs. To expect any less this early
> in a dev cycle is insane, but I still felt they should be reported. The
> specific bugs are:
> 1) The Lubuntu Alpha1 Live CD boots to a tty, so you have to type *startx*to get the DE.
> 2) The default DE lacks restart or shutdown buttons.
> 3) Upon completing the installation I was asked whether to restart or keep
> using the Live DE as usual. I chose to restart and the CD ejected as
> expected but the screen was just blank. So I removed the CD, closed the tray
> and hit enter, but nothing happened. I tried some common key combos but
> finally had to use the reset button on my box to complete the restart.
> Of course none of these are serious or unexpected this early in a dev
> cycle, but I wanted to get my feet wet checking out bug filing against
> Lubuntu anyway, and I'm a bit puzzled.
> I'm used to iso-testing pure Ubuntu so all of the above bugs would be filed
> against 'casper' but I know these bugs were not present when I tested Ubuntu
> so I thought I should possibly file them against the meta-package
> 'lubuntu-desktop' but that's a no-go.
> I'm just wondering if the meta-package 'lubuntu-desktop' should be added to
> launchpad as a bug filing option?
> I'm very impressed with the Lubuntu project and I hope my iso-testing
> skills may be helpful at some point, but I have no development skills. I'm
> just a tester.
> Apologies in advance if I was wrong posting in this manner.
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