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Xubuntu 17.10 Release Notes

Notable Changes

Appearance Updates

Application Updates

Technical Updates

Updates from the Ubuntu Desktop Team

We usually just link directly to the Ubuntu release notes, but there are several significant improvements that affect all flavors and our users.

Accelerated Video Playback (Intel)

The Ubuntu Desktop team has been hard at work to get accelerated video playback working out of the box [ 1, 2, 3, 6 ]. Intel users may also see some performance improvements in Parole Media Player since it shares the GStreamer backend. Chromium users might also see some performance improvements [ 3, 4 ].

See this page for more information.

Bluetooth and USB Audio

There’s been a number of changes to BlueZ and PulseAudio this cycle which should make Bluetooth and USB audio devices work much better by default [ 2, 4, 5 ].

Driverless Printing

Driverless printing has been added to Ubuntu. This provides support for most modern printers: IPP Everywhere, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, PCLm, and Wifi Direct as supported. Other printers can still be added from the Printers dialog [ 5, 6 ].

Notable Issues

Installer Issues

General Issues

Changelogs

Xubuntu/Other Packages

Xfce Core

Xfce Applications

Xfce Panel Plugins

[1] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/07/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-7-2017/
[2] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/14/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-14-2017/
[3] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/07/28/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-july-28-2017/
[4] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/11/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-11-2017/
[5] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/08/25/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-august-25-2017/
[6] https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/08/ubuntu-desktop-weekly-update-september-8-2017/