XMMS2 supports Album Art from various sources via
Most important changes include:
- Use XMMS2 Collection API
- Translation updates
By using Collection API, performance improved dramatically on large
play lists. Loading time for 3030 entries reduced from 7 to 0.5 seconds on a Core 2 Duo T6500 system.
Please help to advance LXDE development and test releases, help with translations and update the wiki.
- Git Repository: http://lxde.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=lxde/lxmusic
- LXMusic in the LXDE Wiki: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic
- LXDE Translation Project: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Category:Translations
The lead developer of Lubuntu, an Ubuntu variant featuring LXDE, Julien Lavergne just announced the availability of Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 2. Here is his release note on the mailing list:
The Lubuntu Lucid Beta 2 is now available. Don’t forget that it’s build
with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) which is still in Beta state of development,
so same warnings :
“Pre-releases of Lucid are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.”
We passed Feature Freeze, that mean most of the features should now be
available. It’s now time for testing and fixing bugs.
== New stuff since Beta 1 ==
* Auto-login at install time
* Support encrypted home directory
* Up-to-date lxdm, libfm and pcmanfm2
== Specific Lubuntu changes ==
Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the official
repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA  :
- New pcmanfm2 and libfm (LP: #523433)
- lubuntu-default-settings with pcmanfm2 support
- Fix for blurry shutdown-icon from elementary-icons (LP: #527345)
- Autologin support in ubiquity (LP: #546445)
- New lxdm
== Testing needed ==
I’ll appreciate some feedbacks about the followings recent additions :
- pcmanfm2, the new filemanager, is still in beta state. Please report
- The new lxdm may fixed some issue regarding the keyring and PAM
support, but it needs more tests.
== Known bugs ==
* If you test on a USB, the first screen will freeze for a moment when
you click on “Try Lubuntu …”. Just wait, it will continue as normal.
* See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam
== Reporting bugs ==
Bug reported during testing :
If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator
directly on Ubuntu.
Please follow the testing process described on this page :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam . You can also
report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page.
Hi all potential students,
Since most of the previously proposed items are not suitable for Google SoC because they are not challenging enough, I rewrite the whole page and list some real projects which can be done for the whole summer. Some of previously proposed items are too easy and some can even be done within one week. Then students will get nothing to do later. Google summer of code need something of larger scale and they should be projects which spend your whole summer.
So here is the new idea list. For students who want to join LXDE GSoC, please read the page and send your application now. If what you want to do is not on the page, mail your idea to our mailing list and we’ll review your idea immediately.
This is the updated list:
It’s reported by many users that conky doesn’t work with desktop management provided by PCManFM. Personally I do not use Conky, but many of our users use it. I’ve been seeking for a solution for our users but didn’t find one. Recently I saw a blog post containing a screenshot with working conky + pcmanfm. So I mailed the author Dom and he shared his config file. I post it here in the hope that this can help our users. However, I’m not sure if it’s guaranteed to work. Try it yourself if you use conky.
This is from the blog: http://sixpack75.blogspot.com/2010/03/lubuntu-1004-der-erste-testrechner.html#comments
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Generally when one needs to use policykit, he or she needs to install policykit-gnome. Now we have our own. A new component LXPolkit was added. It’s minimal policykit authentication agent.
Here is a screenshot:
To test it, grab the source code from git.
git clone git://lxde.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/lxde/lxpolkit
After translations get updated and it has been better tested, there will soon be a tarball release.
For the upcoming Google Soc, I just created a standard LXDE project template. This template can be used as skeleton of future LXDE projects.
Online browsing or download latest snapshot:
The following command should help you get it from git.
git clone git://----escape_autolink_uri:ea2deaab94ee74bcac743b0eca388170----
Currently this template contains:
1. Our project standard autogen.sh
2. A basic configure.ac getting gtk+ and gettext configured.
3. proper Makfile.am to build *.c and to install data files
4. Gettext/intltool integration
5. Handling of glade/ui files installation and optimization
6. An about dialog data/ui/about.glade.in automatically updates its
version number everytime.
7. Automatically generate po/LINGUAS from the result of `ls po/*.po`
so you don’t have to maintain a list of available languages and this
can work nicely with online translation service.
This should save quite a lot of time when creating new project.
Please consider making use of this standard template when creating new
projects for LXDE.
Cheers and happy hacking!
I guess this is wanted by many testers and packagers. Today I took some time and write a very comprehensive detailed guide for building, setting up, and debugging pcmanfm/libfm.
Testers or packagers please refer to this document. I think the page is enough for solving most of the FAQ. Please tell me if it isn’t.
Here is the guide: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM_build_and_setup_guide
LXDE has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2010. We are looking forward to a great summer with more people joining development. Please propose ideas for the program on our idea page. Students wishing to apply, please check out the Student Check List in the wiki and join us on irc.oftc.net #lxde to discuss your ideas. A channel for discussion in Chinese on irc.oftc.net #lxde-zh. A German channel is available at #lxde-de.
Our mailing list is here: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxde-list
Every application is welcome. We are not only looking for experienced students, but for anyone wishing to contribute to LXDE also after the summer.
The application period starts on March 29, 2010. Please use the time to discuss your ideas beforehand already.
* LXDE Idea Page: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Google_Summer_of_Code_2010
* GSoC program: http://socghop.appspot.com/
* Accepted Organization: http://socghop.appspot.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2010
* Mailing List: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxde-list