Thursday, June 25, 2015

Box theme re-merge fixes

Again, some changes in the GTK libraries made our theme looking wrong. This is a fix applied to GK3 apps with list boxes being greyed out making them totally unreadable (bug #1464349). See the differences before and after:




Also, some fixes in the core Ubuntu theme corrected the titlebar for Unity and the toolbar "continuity effect" in all environments. Before and after:



As always, you can upgrade or get your theme from the Artwork page. If you're a Wily Werewolf user or you added the PPA to your system, these changes will arrive soon.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Notifications fixed

Remember these ugly notification messages?


Finally, and thanks to Xubuntu guys, the notifications in the Lubuntu desktop will look properly. This is an old bug (see #1362555), affecting multiple themes, crossing and assigning incorrect values to some GTK widgets. But now they're fixed. If you want to fix it in your system, you must add the Lubuntu Artwork PPA to your system (instructions here). This is how it looks now:


Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Wily Werewolf

Lubuntu 15.10 will be released in october with the codename Wily Werewolf, as Mark Shuttleworth announced today. A lot of changes will come with version, unfortunately, until the preliminary meeting, I can't explain the details. Anyway, you all know where are we heading to, don't you? ;)

The nice icon is an artwork from HopStarter.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet is here

As expected, the next version of Lubuntu is here. It's known as a bug release, as we're preparing the next generation Qt based desktop. Lots of bugs have been fixed, and there're many improvements. Artwork has been redesigned too, with a smoother and unified overall look and feel.


Remmarkable changes are:
  • General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt
  • Many LXDE components have been updated with bug fix releases
  • An update of the artwork (more icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...)

Check out the full list of included applications. More data at the official website.
You can read the release notes here. Grab it while it's hot here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Client side decorations fixes

Since the arrival of Gnome3 and its Client Side Decorations widgets, some GTK3 apps look weird. That's why we've had another re-merge with Light Themes and adding some specific Lubuntu fixes. These includes Geary full (theme and icons) support, CSD menus, CSD gradients, borders and miscellaneous colours.


Some things must be fixed yet, like toolbar icon sizes and some borders (we're on it). The fixes have been uploaded to the main branch (in case you want to use our PPA) and as a standalone archive (for other Linux distros). As Lubuntu is on Interface Freeze stage, these late changes won't be uploaded to Ubuntu's main repositories for final release on Vivid Vervet, so you'd need to upgrade your theme if you want to fix it. Sorry for the annoyance.

Monday, March 09, 2015

[Results] Lubuntu 15.04 - Community Wallpaper Contest

The results are in! As always, we would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who voiced their opinion by voting in the contest.

Unfortunately we always have some submissions not complying with the rules of the contest, usually by licensing their submission with a license that we cannot use within *buntu due to legal issues. As such, the #2 submission has been disqualified and we would like to congratulate the reserve for taking a well deserved 5th place in the contest!

Your winners can be found below, for complete results and detailed statistics click here:
  1. Abstract-Circuit by Jean CARTIER
  2. disqualified
  3. Grain Fields by RaDu GaLaN
  4. 100_7880 by porta.luciano
  5. Adventure by kari wagner
  6. Mont St Michel by Daniel
Congratulations! Your wallpapers will be included by default in Lubuntu and also be packaged into the Ubuntu repository for others to enjoy :).

A big thank you to Guilliame at Picompete for helping us host our contest!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Box 0.50 rev. 474

New version that starts a new challenge for Box: supporting not only more environments, but known apps too. There're a lot uncovered applications that need their own icons existing in our theme. Thanks to Đurađ Radojičić, the Lubuntu Artwork Team is getting now a reinforcement to make it possible.


Geary (from the ElementaryOS distro) is just a new covered app, among others to come. Because all good apps should run in our favourite distros, just the way we want they look. That's the power of Linux: freedom.

Download while it's hot.

Monday, March 02, 2015

[Poll] Community wallpapers 15.04

The poll is up!

Cast your vote by choosing your 5 favourite wallpapers.

The poll will be up until 9th March, and the top five contributions will be included in Lubuntu 15.04 and packaged into the Ubuntu repositories.

We would like to remind everyone participating in the contest that your submissions must adhere to the Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 license. We have sent you a reminder on Flickr with instructions how to change your licenses on Flickr. Please change the license before 9th March, otherwise we are not allowed to use your wallpaper and must therefore disqualify your submission.

Please feel free to share the word and good luck to all contestants!