The lubuntu project is advancing. lynxis just published a lubuntu test iso based on the seeds by David Sugar and additional patches. It is just 381 MB and a second one only 292 MB.
Please download the image and test it and give feedback:
UPDATE: The CD images from the link above are now unavailable due to bandwidth limit. However, there is a BitTorrent link of b14, and we put its CD image copy into our site:
We haven’t have new releases of LXPanel for quite a long time, but the development is still ongoing.
* Greatly rewrite application menu with our new menu-cache library. Now it’s complete and more user-friendly
* Improved “Run” dialog
* Improved OSS volume plugin
* Image showed on application menu button can be changed with GUI.
* Add new temperature monitor plugin by Daniel Kesler
* Size of icons now can automatically be automatically adjusted according to the height of the panel.
* Numerous bug fixes and more…
Please get it tested since lxpanel 0.4 will be released very soon.
Note that to make the whole new menu work correctly, now menu-cache and lxmenu-data are needed.
LXPanel source tarball
menu-cache library tarball (lightweight library used to generate standard compliant menus)
lxmenu-data tarball (data files used to build the menu)
Penk from the LXDE core team in Taiwan has done a lxde system benchmark test using the lmbench suite.
lmbench is a suite of simple, portable ANSI/C microbenchmarks for UNIX/POSIX. In general, it measures two key features: latency and bandwidth. It is intended to give system developers insight into basic costs of key operations. (http://freshmeat.net/projects/lmbench/)
The results can be seen in the test file here: lxde-benchmark
More benchmark tests can be done with tools from the Linux Benchmark Suite: http://lbs.sourceforge.net