Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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RE: No surprise
by kenji on Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:48 UTC in reply to "No surprise"
kenji
Member since:
2009-04-08

You misunderstand the implications.

1. Kubuntu does not equal KDE as a whole.
2. Kubuntu is a community distro and a lack of funding does not equal death. Many distros exist with $0 funding.
3. You have been sniffing glue if you think that KDE is less configurable than then Gnome3.

Please think before you speak.

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RE[2]: No surprise
by orestes on Tue 7th Feb 2012 18:30 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends on how one defines configurable really. KDE4 certainly has more configuration dialogs, but considering Gnome-Shell is basically javascript these days one could make the argument for it being more bendable to the user's will. For a sufficiently technical class of user of course.

That said the entire first post in this subthread reeks of bad troll.

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RE[3]: No surprise
by Hiev on Tue 7th Feb 2012 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

If KDE4 is so configurable, thene where is the option to remove the cashew?

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RE[3]: No surprise
by cdude on Thu 9th Feb 2012 07:06 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

So, everything done in Javascript is in general more bendable then any other programming-language? Sounds like the view of a Javascript-fanboy.

KDE's desktop is a collection of plugins and each single component can be replaced/changed on the fly. All those Plasmoids out there prove that. Do not like those Folderview's? Use another plugin! Do not like the Cashew? Use another plugin!

KDE goes even so far to make removing, adding, changing or arranging plugins and visual components possible via the UI. So, you can just drag and drop a folder-view from your desktop to your panel if you like. Or you can just add a new panel to the right-side of your desktop with just some clicks.

That goes far beyond what is possible with Gnome-Shell. Sure someone could achieve the same result but for that you need to dive deep into the Javascript and code everything yourself.

So, how exactly is Gnome-Shell more bendable to the user's will?

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RE[2]: No surprise
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 8th Feb 2012 17:40 in reply to "RE: No surprise"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

You misunderstand the implications.

1. Kubuntu does not equal KDE as a whole.
2. Kubuntu is a community distro and a lack of funding does not equal death. Many distros exist with $0 funding.
3. You have been sniffing glue if you think that KDE is less configurable than then Gnome3.

Please think before you speak.


1. And where did I say it did? (Hint: I didn't)
2. Now that the rats have started deserting that sinking ship, it's only a matter of time.
3. Oh yeah? Show me the KDE equivalent of GConf!

Clearly you're just trolling because you're jealous of GNOME's popularity and success.

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RE[3]: No surprise
by Nth_Man on Wed 8th Feb 2012 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Now that the rats have started deserting that sinking ship, it's only a matter of time.

"Out of the 25 people who notably contributed in the past year, 1 person was employed by Canonical to do so (i.e. 4% of general Kubuntu work was financed by Canonical)." And he has not left the ship. And he doesn't like being called "rat", don't you think? :-|

[From https://apachelog.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/how-kubuntu-did-not-chang...]

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RE[3]: No surprise
by cdude on Thu 9th Feb 2012 07:12 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

The KDE equivalent of GConf is KConfig. You can edit the config-files manually if you like (not possible with gconf) but you don't need to.

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RE[3]: No surprise
by Soulbender on Thu 9th Feb 2012 12:16 in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

3. Oh yeah? Show me the KDE equivalent of GConf!


Thankfully KDE does not have GConf or anything like it (binary config files? seriously? Are we back in 1990 and I'm using DOS?).
There's an API for config files and all the config files are plain text.

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