Lubuntu will not become an official Ubuntu ‘spin’ this cycle, Julien Lavergne has confirmed on the Lubuntu mailing list.
Lubuntu had hoped to gain official status during the Lucid cycle before shifting its goal to Maverick.
So why hasn’t it gained the official stamp of Ubuntu? Lubuntu developer Julien states that the following reasons have helped contribute to the decision: -
for the reasons, there is still a resource problem on Canonical /Ubuntu infrastructure, which was not resolved during this cycle. Also, they are writing a real process to integrate new member in the Ubuntu family, but it’s still not finished.
Lubuntu will still continue to made available for users to download and worked on the super-light distro shall continue apace.
Here’s hoping the spin gets a look in next time!