Thursday, February 27, 2014

Trusty Tahr β1

It's here, the beta 1 for Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) for testing, as well as other flavours (Kubuntu, Xubuntu and UbuntuGnome) and I must (as always) remind you this is not suitable for production environment. Some changes you can find in this release are:

  • New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing)
  • New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface
  • An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities...)

You may check the full release notes. Or here to see the list of applications included in the distribution. I'd also like to remember that our wallpaper contest is still open in the Flickr pool so you can submit your wallpaper (only a few days left!) and the five selected ones will be included in the final release. Hurry up!


  1. When it reaches the final version that would be fine if you could make a tutorial (for beginners like me)or explain how to update from Lubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 version.

    Many thanks

  2. When the release is out, Lubuntu itself will offer you to upgrade. Anyway, if you want to do it now (and just wait for the updates) you can always type this on a Terminal:

    sudo update-manager -d

    This will lock those 3rd party repositories you've possibly added, for security reasons. But I recommend to make a fresh install. If you have your home as a separated partition you won't loose your data.

    Happy upgrade!

  3. pcmanfm 1.2.0 removes Tools / Open Current Folder as Root - and recommends doing this via DES-EMA extension (see Any idea how this will be possible in Lubuntu? Will nautilus-actions work?

  4. Soon we'll have plenty extensions available for PCManFM. The root option was removed due to code problems about security. And no, PCManFM won't be compatible with Nautilus or Thunar extensions. It will have its own. As soon as they appear, I'll post here. In the meanwhile you still can use "sudo pcmanfm" with the terminal.

  5. If I install the beta 1 for Lubuntu 14.04 could I upgrade from it to final version in the near future? Thanks a lot.

  6. Of course. When you install a beta you just need to keep up to date to obtain a final release. But you know that beta means unstable. Some things could change a lot (some packages could be removed, or changed or added). But yes. I'm writing this from Lubuntu 14.04 beta 1, and everything works fine ;)

  7. Great! I was thinking to migrate some machines from Windows XP to a Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (I'm interesting on LTS feature) before Microsoft will finish XP support (8th of April). May be I can wait till final beta. Cheers