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[4]: No surprise
by Hiev on Thu 9th Feb 2012 14:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: No surprise"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Well, I have something to say about they choice to use text based files as configuration, is not that is bad, it is that their choice was to use some type of malformed kind of .ini files.

Edited 2012-02-09 14:35 UTC

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RE[5]: No surprise
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Feb 2012 03:56 in reply to "RE[4]: No surprise"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Malformed? How so?

$ head -n 3 .kde/share/config/kmixrc
[Global]
AllowDocking=true
AutoUseMultimediaKeys=true

Looks pretty normal to me.

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RE[6]: No surprise
by Hiev on Fri 10th Feb 2012 04:13 in reply to "RE[5]: No surprise"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Haven't you see the .inis plasma makes? it is something like this:

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value=1
value2=3

Looks like these guys were to classy to use XML or JSON, so they used .ini files witch goal is for structural value for pair data to a full serialization container, I feel sorry for the poor bastard who has to made the parser for this, if you wonder why plasmoids losings its configuratios, thank to this deformed entity.

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