Another 6 months of development has come and gone and we have a new Xubuntu release!  This release includes the hotly anticipated Xfce 4.12, released on February 28, as well as all of the typical application, appearance, documentation, and translation updates.

Left: Xubuntu 14.10, Right: Xubuntu 15.04

What’s New?

With the release of Xfce 4.12, this list is a bit longer than usual…

Features

  • Xfce 4.12, and all of the wonderful things it includes!
  • A new application, LightDM GTK Greeter Settings, has been included to configure the login screen.
  • Light Locker is now configured through Xfce Power Manager
  • New “Xubuntu Light” and “Xubuntu Dark” colorschemes in Mousepad and Xfce Terminal
    • Xubuntu Light is the new default Mousepad scheme
    • Xubuntu Dark is a refreshed version of the previous terminal scheme
  • QT applications now look better out of the box

Applications

  • abiword 3.0.1
  • apt-offline 1.6
  • blueman 1.99
  • exo (Xfce support library) 0.10.4
  • firefox 37.0
  • garcon (Xfce menu library) 0.4.0
  • gnumeric 1.12.18
  • inxi 2.2.16
  • light-locker 1.6
  • lightdm-gtk-greeter 2.0
  • lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings 1.1.0
  • mousepad 0.4.0
  • parole 0.8.0
  • pavucontrol 2.0.3
  • ristretto 0.8.0
  • thunar 1.6.6
  • thunderbird 31.6
  • tumbler (Xfce thumbnailer) 0.1.31
  • xfce4-appfinder 4.12.0
  • xfce4-dev-tools 4.12.0
  • xfce4-indicator-plugin 2.3.3
  • xfce4-netload-plugin 1.2.4
  • xfce4-panel 4.12.0
  • xfce4-places-plugin 1.7.0
  • xfce4-power-manager 1.4.3
  • xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2
  • xfce4-session 4.12.1
  • xfce4-settings 4.12.0
  • xfce4-systemload-plugin 1.1.2
  • xfce4-taskmanager 1.1.0
  • xfce4-weather-plugin 0.8.5
  • xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 1.4.3
  • xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.7.1
  • xfconf 4.12.0
  • xfdesktop4 4.12.0
  • xfwm4 4.12.1

Screenshots

Known Issues

  • Catfish: Authentication in live session accepts any value as password (LP: #1395720)
    • A minor issue since the live session does not use a password.
  • Xfce Panel: Dragging applications in the task bar causes repaint errors (LP: #1397095)
  • Xfce Notes/Panel: When upgrading, the notes plugin is removed from the panel (LP: #1446598)
    • No data is lost here, simply add the plugin back to your panel.
  • Power Indicator: indicator-power icons are incorrect after upgrade (LP: #1446605)
  • Virtualbox/VMWare: Shutdown/Restart of live session guest does not work (LP: #1447038)
    • The installation completes and no data is lost. Simply restart your virtual machine.

Download

Head over to the Xubuntu website to grab the latest LTS or stable version here.