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Xubuntu 19.10 Release Notes


Installer Issues

It must be noted that it is close to impossible for our small team of testers to be in a position to work through all the varying parameters available during installation. We do however aim to test all the possible methods of installation (including for OEM and using encryption) available either on a virtual machine or on hardware (where hardware has been used during testing then Xubuntu QA will where possible make that known on the iso testing tracker). Further installation testing information can be on the Ubuntu installation release note(s) listed below

No current documented installer issues.

General Issues

  • Xfce Pulseaudio Plugin: Multiple notifications displayed if multiple Pulseaudio plugins added to panel (1769775)
  • Xfce Task Manager: Tooltips become unresponsive (1740578)

Ubuntu Generic Release Note

The main Ubuntu release note covers both many of the other packages we carry and more generic issues.

Major Updates

Xfce 4.14

Released in August 2019, Xfce 4.14 is a modern desktop built on top of the latest libraries. From the release announcement:

In this 4.14 cycle the main goal was to port all core components to Gtk3 (over Gtk2) and GDBus (over D-Bus GLib). Most components also received GObject Introspection support. Along the way we ended up polishing our user experience, introducing quite a few new features and improvements (read below) and fixings a boatload of bugs (read changelog).

Xfce 4.14 Release Announcement
Xfce 4.14 Tour

Light Locker Replaced by Xfce Screensaver

Light Locker, our lockscreen since Xenial, has now been replaced with Xfce Screensaver. The new screensaver application is tightly integrated with Xfce and includes a number of features to significantly improve the lock experience in Xubuntu.

  • Improved support for suspend and hibernate, including laptops
  • Integration with Xfce Power Manager
  • Support for X11 Screensaver signals
  • DPMS support for better monitor power management
  • Support for all Xscreensaver screensavers

Keyboard Shortcuts

Xubuntu 19.10 includes two new keyboard shortcuts to make transitioning from other desktop environments easier.

  • Super + L will now lock your session.
  • Super + D will now show and hide your desktop.


Xubuntu/Other Packages

Xfce Core

Xfce Applications

Xfce Panel Plugins

Thunar Plugins