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Feel free to become a member of the Facebook Lubuntu group. Lubuntu is the LXDE based lightweight flavour of Ubuntu. No knickknack, just a performant Linux desktop.

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LXDE Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organisation for the Google Summer of Code. The students application period starts on March 29: ~12 noon PDT / 19:00 UTC

Congratulations, your application for LXDE Foundation as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2010 has been accepted! Over the next few days, you should plan to register your mentors and complete some housekeeping tasks to make sure your pages on the GSoC 2010 site are up to date. …

The complete GSoC timeline is here: http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs#timeline

Please add more ideas for development projects to the LXDE Idea Page on http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Google_Summer_of_Code_2010

Discuss projects on oftc #lxde

We also need mentors. Mario suggested to schedule an IRC meet up for potential mentors on Sun 21, 2010.


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Lubuntu watched

Distrowatch page of Lubuntu, the Ubuntu flavour with LXDE, currently ranking 84. Not bad for an unreleased Linux distribution.

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H-Online provides a ressource consumption comparison.

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Niemand nutzt LXDE bislang bevorzugt bei der Prolinux-Umfrage.

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U-lite survey

Please complete this brief survey to help U-lite Linux understand what most people use their computers for. This will be used to influence the default package selection of U-Lite.

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A young developer, Marco Usai, presents his project  ubucompilator in his blog.

Ubucompilator is a simply compiler (relased under gpl v3 )to make, configure, install and make .deb package from sources! With ubucompilator you can save a lot of time to compile a software or create .deb files!

He releases the “first usable release” of his software. A “lubucompilator for
lxde user)!” I am not very impressed. At present Usai’s proposal looks a bit like a gui for checkinstall to me, time would tell. But as the creation of deb files is a special science of its own, it could be useful to automatize the necessary checking. The essence of *nix make files is: “We don’t understand them.” Meanwhile many large projects switched to build software like Scons for good reasons, so the old guard has passed away anyway.

Magic conversation spell: If you are among software developers who work on Linux, just raise the question how they like the build system or the libc or X. It is tested and works!

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A first alpha version preview of Lubuntu Lucid has been released. It also includes artwork for lubuntu, the next generation of the PCMAN file manager along with pcmanfm 0.5.2, you can invoke it in the terminal with “pcmanfm2”.

Download of test images:

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scrot ist ein Terminalprogramm um Screenshots (“Bildschirmschnappschüsse”) zu machen. Unter Ubuntu z.B. einfach mit

sudo aptitude install scrot

zu installieren. Screenshots werden im Nutzerverzeichnis abgelegt, standardmässig im png-Format.

-d sec Zeit bis zum Schnappschuss

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It is so amazing to discover small distributions which use LXDE. The latest one I became aware of is Masonux:

Masonux is derivative of Ubuntu Linux using the LXDE desktop environment created using remastersys. Masonux contains the following: Ubuntu base install (from the 10 megabyte mini.iso, found here), LXDE, Firefox, Pidgin, Synaptic Package Manager, ubiquity graphical installer, and remastersys.

Last week Lynxis prepared early test ISO images for Lubuntu, the ubuntu flavour of LXDE. Unexpectedly the Lubuntu public download rush crashed the servers of a Berlin creative technology center “c-base” which hosted the test images. Lynxis rents office space there. The download problem was quickly resolved and LXDE/Lubuntu is even more famous now in Berlin. Also another group faced growth troubles. The Lubuntu team which just manages the seed discussed whether to keep the release team open or close the group because that was potentially dangerous. Membership skyrocket to 135 members. It was decided to keep membership open for now. We are also looking for a new logo for Lubuntu as the deadline for the Karmic release cycle quickly approaches.

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