You might not have heard but Lubuntu’s gone Qt. I mean, we were quite cute before, but for Cosmic Cuttlefish (that’s a lot of alliteration) we’ve announced something we’ve worked on for years: officially switching to LXQt. We started discussing this four years ago so it’s really awesome to see it happen.
@tsimonq2 and I finally got together at Linuxfest Northwest to discuss how we would do this (see here for the official announcement as well as pics of flavors working together with both @bashfulrobot and @valorie-zimmerman).
This week, we’ve been really active working out some bugs out of the system (you might want to check out our Phabricator instance to see just how busy) but should have installable images now, using the wonderful Calamares installer (you flavors want to use this because Mark’s Electron thingy doesn’t sound fun and Ubiquity is a pain to debug). You still have to load Calamares to get the installation going, but that will be resolved shortly.
What’s even more exciting is seeing Marius at Softpedia gushing over it.
That said, there’s plenty more stuff for us to do and, as always, we welcome your contributions!