Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Apr 2006 18:10 UTC, submitted by Jack Dawson
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Troubles for the Kubuntu project: a number of Kubuntu developers are complaining that Canonical is not answering their requests. They state: "We all from the have pursued this aim [to improve Kubuntu] together, but most of the work has been done by Andreas Mueller (amu). He is not only co-founder and unpayed developer of the Kubuntu-project, but he's also hosting this website and he's taking over all the arising expenses. During our endeavours for Kubuntu, there were made several requests to Canonical. All those requests are unanswered 'till today! Up to now, there is only one payed developer. Since Canonical ignores all our personal and partly financial engagement until now we have to assume that Canonical is not willing to make Kubuntu a '1st class distribution'."
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is it really that big a deal?
by kamper on Sun 9th Apr 2006 19:10 UTC
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I have a hard time being concerned about this. Making another distro for the sake of using a different wm is silly. Why can't they just work on kde support for ubuntu, even if it's not an option by default. I'm sure most people setting up kubuntu for themselves these days would be plenty capable of using a package manager to install kde.

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porcel Member since:

KDE is not a window manager and Kubuntu was born out of necessity, because plenty of people, Linus included, cannot get their work done on Gnome.

For many of us, it's simply too restricting, lacks too many of the fundamentals applications (see KDE-edu or the many utilities (Kdirstat, kreplace and lacks the sort of integrated development environment that KDE is praised and known for.

But let's not turn this into an endless gnome vs. kde thread. That's not what this thread is about. The fact that KDE was so well recieved and that Mark himself welcomed it tells you that it was very much needed and not just born out of some whimsical decision.

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segedunum Member since:

I'm sure most people setting up kubuntu for themselves these days would be plenty capable of using a package manager to install kde.

I just wonder what some people would say if the roles were reversed. "Oh, just use a package manager to install Gnome".

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pinky Member since:

It would be no problem. They do it for example if they use slackware.

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CVDpr Member since:

if the roles get reversed.. Well im gonna search for a another distro.

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