[needs-packaging] lxubuntu-desktop

Bug #303320 reported by Qichang Liang on 2008-11-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lxde-common (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Lubuntu

Bug Description

Binary package hint: lxde

LXDE is an ultralightweight desktop, lighter than ubuntu and is suitable for pre-P3 computers as well as Apple G3 and G4 series.

We really need to have a comprehensive and self-standing lxubuntu-desktop package which pulls *all* packages necessary for the X-windows backend as well as LXDE desktop together with useful tools such as abiword, gnumeric and kazekahase.

It would be worthwhile to spin off a desktop Live CD, which is *part of the ubuntu proper* rather than a spinoff of a previous Ubuntu version

Here I would also request LXDE to be included into the main repository (I will file a separate bug report)

There is already UbuntuLite which supports LXDE.
But it's not yet a installable desktop CD.
Maybe you guys can work together on this.

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Launchpad Bug Tracker
<email address hidden> wrote:
> You have been subscribed to a public bug by Leung, Kai-Cheung (kcleung-users):
>
> Binary package hint: lxde
>
> LXDE is an ultralightweight desktop, lighter than ubuntu and is suitable
> for pre-P3 computers as well as Apple G3 and G4 series.
>
> We really need to have a comprehensive and self-standing lxubuntu-
> desktop package which pulls *all* packages necessary for the X-windows
> backend as well as LXDE desktop together with useful tools such as
> abiword, gnumeric and kazekahase.
>
> It would be worthwhile to spin off a desktop Live CD, which is *part of
> the ubuntu proper* rather than a spinoff of a previous Ubuntu version
>
> Here I would also request LXDE to be included into the main repository
> (I will file a separate bug report)
>
> ** Affects: lxde-common (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
>
> ** Tags: needs-packaging
> --
> lxubuntu-desktop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/303320
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of LXDE, which is a direct subscriber.
>

Qichang Liang (kcleung-users) wrote :

As mentioned in my last email, the problem with U-lite (or Ubuntu lite) is
that it is not part of the Ubuntu package system and it does *not* sync
with Ubuntu. We really need to get the lxubuntu-desktop meta package
working and rather than working on a previous stable release, we need to
work with Jaunty and get the meta package into Jaunty.......

Quoting PCMan <email address hidden>:

> There is already UbuntuLite which supports LXDE.
> But it's not yet a installable desktop CD.
> Maybe you guys can work together on this.
>
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Launchpad Bug Tracker
> <email address hidden> wrote:
> > You have been subscribed to a public bug by Leung, Kai-Cheung
> (kcleung-users):
> >
> > Binary package hint: lxde
> >
> > LXDE is an ultralightweight desktop, lighter than ubuntu and is
> suitable
> > for pre-P3 computers as well as Apple G3 and G4 series.
> >
> > We really need to have a comprehensive and self-standing lxubuntu-
> > desktop package which pulls *all* packages necessary for the
> X-windows
> > backend as well as LXDE desktop together with useful tools such as
> > abiword, gnumeric and kazekahase.
> >
> > It would be worthwhile to spin off a desktop Live CD, which is *part
> of
> > the ubuntu proper* rather than a spinoff of a previous Ubuntu
> version
> >
> > Here I would also request LXDE to be included into the main
> repository
> > (I will file a separate bug report)
> >
> > ** Affects: lxde-common (Ubuntu)
> > Importance: Undecided
> > Status: New
> >
> >
> > ** Tags: needs-packaging
> > --
> > lxubuntu-desktop
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/303320
> > You received this bug notification because you are a member of LXDE,
> which is a direct subscriber.
> >
>
> --
> lxubuntu-desktop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/303320
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

*** This is an automated response ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in lxde-common:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Qichang Liang (kcleung-users) wrote :

Thank you very much Team lubuntu-desktop. Finally you have brought lxde to the realm of Ubuntu and provide the real OS for older computers, as xubuntu becomes more and more bloated.

Changed in lxde-common (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lubuntu (lubuntu-desktop)
status: New → Fix Released

I have a working seed and meta package for "lubuntu-desktop", and I am going to try to upload this to revu later today.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

We really need two lubuntu packages:

1) One that only pulls LXDE core components with the lubuntu themes and icons.

2) A second one that depends on the first and also pulls some standard applications e.g. browser, gnumeric, abiword, etc.

See the way edubuntu, kubuntu and xubuntu have made separate packages for themes, core LXDE applications, desktop application e.g. text editor, spreadsheet, browser, etc.

The one I looked at was the unr seed for Jaunty, which incidentally also
builds MID, and has a common component support meta to seed for building
both sets. That is the same idea and we can certainly restructure a
lubuntu seed set this way also. Since it was my first attempt at a seed
I simply wanted to keep it simple to get it at least going.

Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> We really need two lubuntu packages:
>
> 1) One that only pulls LXDE core components with the lubuntu themes and
> icons.
>
> 2) A second one that depends on the first and also pulls some standard
> applications e.g. browser, gnumeric, abiword, etc.
>
> See the way edubuntu, kubuntu and xubuntu have made separate packages
> for themes, core LXDE applications, desktop application e.g. text
> editor, spreadsheet, browser, etc.
>

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