Build a very lightweight desktop for ubuntu based on lxde

Registered by Oliver Grawert on 2009-04-22

LXDE is a very lightweight desktop environment able to run flawless on devices with only 64M RAM. It is often requested to have a very lightweight desktop integrated in ubuntu. LXDE seems to fulfill this request, it should be determined how much work a proper integration as an ubuntu-light-desktop would take and if this is feasable with the existing LXDE

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
David Mandala
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
David Sugar
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for karmic
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon karmic-alpha-5
Started by
David Sugar on 2009-07-02
Completed by
Loïc Minier on 2009-09-15

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Work items:
Application selection with community input: DONE
Create Lubuntu seed [1 day]: DONE
Artwork and Ubuntu-izations: POSTPONED

Status:
Done!

Artwork:
It is possible artwork may be completed by the community and patched on top of one of the existing LXDE package, but also quite possible no additional artwork be ready for packaging by the community for Karmic release at all. There will however definitely be a separate lubuntu artwork support package in Karmic +1.

Time estimate:
2 weeks

lool, 2009-06-26: changed to drafting on the request of David Sugar as he needs to talk to lubuntu people.

dyfet, 2009-06-26: because we are specifying packages for a seed, and the lubuntu people may have different package selection requirements and proposals, we need to move this back to draft to coordinate with lubuntu effort to make sure we don't have different or otherwise conflicting lxde efforts.

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