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Xubuntu 17.10 Release Notes

Xubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

DRAFT RELEASE NOTE

NOTE:

This is pre-Release version. Xubuntu pre-releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Xubuntu pre-releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Xubuntu developers

Notable Issues

Installer Issues

  • System encryption password set before setting keyboard locale (1047384)
    • Workround: Start the installation with the correct keymap. (Use F3) to set your keymap before booting to Try or Install Xubuntu from that menu.

General Issues

  • Parole Media Player
    • Parole progress bar lag (1667786)
    • Parole crashes while fast forwarding with the playback slider (1374887)
    • Parole Clear History (Open Location) crashes (1214541)
  • tap-to-click not working, (1686081) (xserver-xorg-input-synaptics not installed, can edit libinput.conf)
  • SGT Puzzles Collection: Menu bar grayed out (1670610)
  • SGT Puzzles Collection: Clicking on the Preferences option on the main menu does nothing (1686667)
  • Xfce Indicator Plugin: Label missing from “Clear Known Indicators” dialog (1644971)
  • Checkboxes for hidden/visible indicators not working properly (1311685)
  • Terminal border doubles when more than 1 tab (1683857)
  • Software gives GDBUS.Error:org.freedesktop.Dbus.Error.ServiceUnkown Error message (1713009)
  • gnome-software fails to run on i386 (1708998) NOTE:Fix Released

Changes and Bug Fixes

17.10 Changes

Packages seeing changes between 17.04 & 17.10:

  • apt-offline
  • blueman
  • catfish
  • exo
  • gnome-system-tools
  • gtk-theme-config
  • inxi
  • libxfcegui4
  • lightdm-gtk-greeter
  • parole
  • pavucontrol
  • pidgin-otr
  • sgt-puzzles
  • thunar
  • thunar-dropbox-plugin
  • tumbler
  • xfce4-clipman-plugin
  • xfce4-dict
  • xfce4-eyes-plugin
  • xfce4-genmon-plugin
  • xfce4-mount-plugin
  • xfce4-notifyd
  • xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
  • xfce4-terminal
  • xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
  • xfdesktop4
  • xubuntu-artwork
  • xubuntu-meta

Changelogs

Xubuntu/Other Packages

Xfce Core

Xfce Applications

Xfce Panel Plugins