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Kubutu development will stop

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    Default Kubutu development will stop

    Yes. It might come as surprise to some of the users in this forum and to a large community of Kubuntu users outside. Ubuntu foundation has decided to stop further development Though the process of software developement for the o.s will remain as it is.


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    At the same time, Ubuntu has decided to abandon its KDE Linux distribution: Kubuntu. Kubuntu will still be around, as Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell wrote but “in the same way as the other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu.” That is to say, Ubuntu will supply software resources but no developer funding to keep Kubuntu afloat.

    This comes as no surprise since, as Riddell admits, “it has not taken over the world commercially and shows no immediate signs of doing so despite awesome successes.” So moving forward, Ubuntu is now fully committed to only its GNOME-based HUD interface.

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    Other versions of Ubuntu (Lubuntu Xubuntu etc) are not under Canonical's umbrella and are still around so why should Kubuntu be any different now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistole_lachen View Post
    Yes. It might come as surprise to some of the users in this forum and to a large community of Kubuntu users outside. Ubuntu foundation has decided to stop further development Though the process of software developement for the o.s will remain as it is.


    source zdnet

    At the same time, Ubuntu has decided to abandon its KDE Linux distribution: Kubuntu. Kubuntu will still be around, as Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell wrote but “in the same way as the other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu.” That is to say, Ubuntu will supply software resources but no developer funding to keep Kubuntu afloat.

    This comes as no surprise since, as Riddell admits, “it has not taken over the world commercially and shows no immediate signs of doing so despite awesome successes.” So moving forward, Ubuntu is now fully committed to only its GNOME-based HUD interface.

    Are you aware of any particular reason for stopping the development of Kubuntu? I use it from time to time, and it's a bad news for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandwidth View Post
    Are you aware of any particular reason for stopping the development of Kubuntu? I use it from time to time, and it's a bad news for me
    its all about money, in these tough financial times its tough to fund multiple spins of the same distro. So ubuntu will concentrate on their inhouse Unity interface while stopping KDE based Kubuntu, however the good part of the news is Kubuntu will still be available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predator View Post
    its all about money, in these tough financial times its tough to fund multiple spins of the same distro. So ubuntu will concentrate on their inhouse Unity interface while stopping KDE based Kubuntu, however the good part of the news is Kubuntu will still be available
    Hum ok, money... I hope some developers will continue the Kubuntu projects! It's a pity if such a project dies...

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