Kubuntu Netbook Edition

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Jun 26 14:58:01 BST 2009

On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:44:17 -0400 Jonathan Jesse <jjesse at gmail.com> wrote:
(top posting fixed)
>On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Scott Kitterman 
<ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:
>> As some of you already know, we decided at UDS to produce a new Kubuntu
>> flavor
>> for Karmic optimized for the netbook form factor.  Here's the spec:
>> This work is starting to take shape.
>> The Kubuntu seed collection now includes a set of seeds for netbook.
>>  Please
>> take care when changing the desktop seed or other Kubuntu seeds that now
>> have
>> netbook equivalents to include appropriate changes (almost all of them 
>> be
>> appropriate) to the netbook seeds too.
>> The kubuntu-meta source package now builds both kubuntu-desktop and a new
>> metapackage called kubuntu-netbook.  Currenlty it is the same as the
>> desktop,
>> but we expect this to change.
>> If you are running Kubuntu Karmic on a netbook and you want to 
>> in
>> testing and evaluating what we hope will become the Kubuntu Netbook
>> Edition,
>> then you can install kubuntu-netbook and remove kubuntu-desktop.  As of 
>> that should not cause any other changes.  Keep an eye on upgrades and let
>> us
>> know what you think.
>> Tonio is working on an appropriate set of default settings for netbooks 
>> I'm working on getting all the bits of plumbing in place to start to 
>> ISO
>> images.
>This is great news, I have a Dell Mini 9 that I will install this weekend
>on.  Just to make sure I understand, Install Karmic, install 
>and remove kubuntu-dekstop?

Yes.  And just to be clear, as of right now, nothing should change.  The 
first thing that should be visible is the default settings changes once 
Tonio uploads them and we adjust the seeds to include it.

Scott K

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