Lubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 has also been announced today, September 6th, after the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 (Quantal Quetzal).
Highlights of Lubuntu 12.10 Beta 1:
• A completely new icon theme has been added;
• A new wallpaper and improvements to the current theme have been implemented;
• A selection of community wallpapers has been added;
• Integration of many applications with the new artwork has been improved;
• A new version of the session manager is now available;
• A new version of PCManFM file manager, including at lot of bug fixes, external thumbnailer support, multiple screen support, has been added;
• notification-daemon have been replaced by xfce4-notifyd on the default installation;
• Catfish, a searching utility, has been added to the distribution.
Download Lubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.