The goal of this specification is to list all the different ways to optimize and clean Lubuntu for 11.10 (Oneiric)

Release Note

We expect to improve the user experience, by lowering the requirements for Lubuntu :

We also want to improve the code :


The last two Lubuntu releases (10.10 and 11.04) were focused on adding missing features. It's now time to look at the improvements we can make in other ways.

GNOME3 / GTK3 migration is necessary for Oneiric cycle. This is a good opportunity for doing more code improvement.

Also, making some improvements gives us the possibility of adding more features, without the need to increase the minimum hardware requirements of Lubuntu.

User stories

Fred has an old PIII 800Mhz desktop with 256MB RAM and a 40GB hard drive. He would like to be able to install and then use Lubuntu easily on this machine. Currently the (ubiquity-based) default install process needs more RAM than this machine has available, so Fred needs to use a complex minimal install and then add the Lubuntu desktop package set to it.



You can have subsections that better describe specific parts of the issue.


There are several ideas / tasks, which could be done :

GTK3 migration

GTK3 migration to avoid having GTK2 and GTK3 at the same time

gconf to gsettings migration

Migrate from gconf to gsettings

Remove old GNOME libraries

Remove old GNOME library : libglade, gnome-desktop etc ...

Compiler warnings

Clean compiler warnings

Replace update-notifier

Replace update-notifier by upstart scripts (see blueprint

Replace screensaver

Replace screensaver by upstart scripts ?

Another option, rewrite it from scratch, or follow Ubuntu move (see Some ideas of the needed features of a locker / screensaver :

Remove xchat ?

Remove xchat ? (already handle by pidgin)

Lxsession improvements

Hack on lxsession to customize autostarted programs. Current ideas :

Test/Demo Plan

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion

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Lubuntu/Specs/OneiricOptimizeClean (last edited 2011-05-10 14:12:08 by jmarsden)