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pidgin (1:2.14.9-1ubuntu1) kinetic

  • Minimize delta with Debian: remaining changes:
    • Bump epoch (change committed on git)
    • add unity integration
    • update preferences file.
    • add Ubuntu patches:
      • 04_let_crasher_for_apport.patch
      • 05_default_to_irc_ubuntu_com.patch
      • 10_docklet_default_off.patch
      • 11_buddy_list_really_show.patch
      • 13_sounds_and_timers.patch
      • 60_1024x600_gtkpounce.c.patch
      • 60_1024x600_gtkprefs.c.patch
      • pounce-webview.patch

thunar (4.17.8-1) experimental

  • New upstream version 4.17.8
  • d/p/01_support-non-multiarch-modules updated for new upstream

thunar-archive-plugin 0.5.0 released

  • Fix for ark (Issue #4)
  • automake: INCLUDES -> AM_CPPFLAGS
  • preserve callbacks in tap-provider
  • remove GSpawnChildSetupFunc usage from tap_backend_run
  • Adds new
  • updates AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE macro with foreign option
  • Add basic GitLab pipeline
  • Allow zip files (i.e. odt, docx…) to be compressed (Bug #15295)
  • Start archive application from file's directory (Bug #14773)
  • Add support for archive manager for MATE
  • Translation Updates: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, Eastern Armenian (Russia), English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kabyle, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan (post 1500), Panjabi (Punjabi), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Urdu (Pakistan), Uyghur, Uzbek, Uzbek (Latin), Vietnamese

xubuntu-meta (2.242) kinetic

  • Update to kinetic.
  • Refreshed dependencies
  • Removed acpi-support from core-recommends [amd64], desktop- recommends [amd64]

mousepad (0.5.9-1) unstable

  • Team upload.
  • New upstream version 0.5.9.
  • d/control: Bump DH compat to 13.
  • d/rules: Drop –as-needed and autoreconf override, no longer needed.
  • d/libmousepad0.symbols: Update symbols and add Build-Depends-Package.

xfce4-panel (4.16.4-1) unstable

  • Team upload.
  • New upstream version 4.16.4.
  • d/rules: Drop –as-needed, since it’s now the default in stable.
  • Update Standards-Version to 4.6.0.

xfce4-diskperf-plugin (2.7.0-1) unstable

  • Team upload.
  • New upstream version 2.7.0.
  • d/control:
    • Bump DH compat to 13.
    • R³: no.
    • Update ‘homepage’ field, goodies.xfce → docs.xfce.
  • d/rules: Drop –as-needed, now default in stable.
  • Update Standards-Version to 4.6.0.
  • Trim trailing whitespace from previous changelog entries.

libxfce4util (4.17.2-1) experimental

  • Team upload.
  • New upstream version 4.17.2.
  • d/libxfce4util7.symbols: Update symbols.

libxfce4ui (4.17.6-1) experimental

  • Team upload.

[ Debian Janitor ]

  • Set upstream metadata fields: Bug-Submit (from ./configure).

[ Unit 193 ]

  • New upstream version 4.17.6.
  • d/control: Bump libxfce4util-dev B-D to 4.17.2.
  • d/libxfce4ui-2-0.symbols: Add new symbols.

Xubuntu 22.04 released!

The Xubuntu team is happy to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 22.04.

Xubuntu 22.04, codenamed Jammy Jellyfish, is a long-term support (LTS) release and will be supported for 3 years, until 2025.

The Xubuntu and Xfce development teams have made great strides in usability, expanded features, and additional applications in the last two years. Users coming from 20.04 will be delighted with improvements found in Xfce 4.16 and our expanded application set. 21.10 users will appreciate the added stability that comes from the numerous maintenance releases that landed this cycle.

The final release images are available as torrents and direct downloads from

As the main server might be busy in the first few days after the release, we recommend using the torrents if possible.

Xubuntu Core, our minimal ISO edition, is available to download from [torrent]. Find out more about Xubuntu Core here.

We’d like to thank everybody who contributed to this release of Xubuntu!

Highlights and Known Issues


  • Mousepad 0.5.8, our text editor, broadens its feature set with the addition of session backup and restore, plugin support, and a new gspell plugin.
  • Ristretto 0.12.2, the versatile image viewer, improves thumbnail support and features numerous performance improvements.
  • Whisker Menu Plugin 2.7.1 expands customization options with several new preferences and CSS classes for theme developers.
  • Firefox is now included as a Snap package.
  • Refreshed user documentation, available on the ISO and online.
  • Six new wallpapers from the 22.04 Community Wallpaper Contest.

Known Issues

  • The shutdown prompt may not be displayed at the end of the installation. Instead you might just see a Xubuntu logo, a black screen with an underscore in the upper left hand corner, or just a black screen. Press Enter and the system will reboot into the installed environment. (LP: #1944519)
  • The Firefox Snap is not currently able to open the locally-installed Xubuntu Docs. (LP: #1967109)

For more obscure known issues, information on affecting bugs, bug fixes, and a list of new package versions, please refer to the Xubuntu Release Notes.

The main Ubuntu Release Notes cover many of the other packages we carry and more generic issues.


For support with the release, navigate to Help & Support for a complete list of methods to get help.