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Xubuntu 17.10 Release Notes

Xubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)



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)
  • Thunar File Manager
    • Thunar occasionally hangs after file changes (13481 / 13472)
    • Thunar occasionally doesn't refresh window (13364)
  • tap-to-click not working, (1686081) (xserver-xorg-input-synaptics not installed, can edit libinput.conf)
  • SGT Puzzles Collection: Menu bar grayed out (1670610)
  • Xfce Indicator Plugin: Label missing from “Clear Known Indicators” dialog (1644971)

Changes and Bug Fixes

17.10 Changes

17.04 Changes

  • thunar
    • Fixes to various issues related to copying and renaming
  • parole
    • New release includes “mini mode” and improved streaming support
  • xfce4-notifyd
    • New release includes “do not disturb” mode, notification muting, persistence support
  • xfce4-taskmanager
    • New release includes ability to click on window to select process
  • xubuntu-default-settings
    • New file templates included - OpenDocument Writer, OpenDocument Spreadsheet
    • Improved QT5 application appearance (requires installation of qt5-style-plugins)
  • sgt-launcher
    • New launcher for Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection


Xubuntu/Other Packages

Xfce Core

Xfce Applications

Xfce Panel Plugins