Linux News Today: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Has Been Ported to Raspberry Pi 2, with LXQt
Lubuntu developer and maintainer Rafael Laguna wrote an interesting blog post today on the distribution’s website, showcasing the upcoming Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on a Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer, with the LXQt desktop environment.
Built with the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker tool, which we’ve introduced you to last month, made by the Ubuntu MATE team, the Raspberry Pi 2 port of the upcoming Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is currently in development stage; but at least, we see some progress with the implementation of LXQt in Lubuntu.
“A nice experiment made by wxl from the Lubuntu QA Team: running Lubuntu Xenial Xerus on a Raspberry Pi 2, with LXQt desktop. Made with Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker,” said Rafael Laguna in the brief announcement. “And that’s all. Enjoy Lubuntu in your new Pi. Remember this is just an experiment, it may be unstable.”
If you want to test the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on your Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer, you will have to download the experimental image, install it on an SD card, upgrade to the Xenial branch, and then follow the Lubuntu Wiki guide to install the LXQt packages.
Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be released this spring, on April 21, 2016, along with the rest of the official Ubuntu flavors, and we do hope that it will finally switch to the next-generation LXQt desktop environment by default. For now, the first Alpha build failed to deliver us an LXQt desktop. Fingers crossed for the Alpha 2.