The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 14.04.2 Xubuntu 14.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. This is the second Point Release of it’s cycle.
The final release images are available as Torrents and direct downloads at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/14.04.2/release/
As the main server will be very busy in the first days after the release, we recommend using the Torrents wherever possible.
For support with the release, navigate to Help & Support for a complete list of methods to get help.
Bug fixes for the second point release
- Black screen after wakeup from suspending by closing the laptop lid. (1303736)
- Setting Manager items not searchable in Whisker Menu (1310264)
- Weather plugin updated. (1377612)
- Both XChat and Pidgin have had security updates
- Updated versions of Firefox and Thunderbird
Highlights, changes and known issues
The highlights of this release include:
- Light Locker replaces xscreensaver for screen locking, a setting editing GUI is included
- The panel layout is updated, and now uses Whiskermenu as the default menu
- Mugshot is included to allow you to easily edit your personal preferences
- MenuLibre for menu editing, with full Xfce support, replaces Alacarte
- A community wallpapers package, which includes work from the five winners of the wallpaper contest
- GTK Theme Config to customize your desktop theme colors
- Updated artwork, including various enhancements to themes as well as a new default wallpaper
Some of the known issues include:
- Window manager shortcut keys don’t work after reboot (1292290)
- Sorting by date or name not working correctly in Ristretto (1270894)
- Due to the switch from xscreensaver to light-locker, some users might have issues with timing of locking; removing xscreensaver from the system should fix these problems
To see the complete list of new features, improvements and known and fixed bugs, read the release notes.