Alpha software and 9.10

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Sep 29 22:59:12 BST 2009

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:55:26 +0200 Pau Garcia i Quiles <pgquiles at> wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:12 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 23:54:32 +0400 Andreev Sergei <seajey.serg at>
>> wrote:
>>>> K3b I'm a bit less dead-set about. Currently it is at 1.66 (alpha 2 of
>> 2.0
>>>>  I guess) and from what I and a few others have seen, burns things quite
>>>>  fine. There have been a few crash reports against the KDE4 version[2] (I
>>>>  count 4) Upstream also seems to have died after alpha 2 was released,
>>>>  which was almost 4 months ago[3]. Do we want to revert to a KDE3
>> version?
>>>>  Harald Sitter and I agreed that polling our userbase in regards to this
>>>>  would be a good idea, but we also both lamented that we don't really
>> have
>>>>  a good way to go about this...
>>>BTW, does inclusion of CD-burning tool on LiveCD so necessary?
>>>Last time I tried to burn some ISO from LiveCD session I could not even to
>>>replace LiveCD with blank compact disk.
>> Not on the CD also means not included in the default install.  I think it
>> should be in the default install unless we can convince ourselves the need
>> for it is less than before (I 've done all my recent installs via USB, not
>> sure how common that is or what fraction of K3B use is *buntu install CDs.).
>I've been using K3b built from trunk for quite some time now and it
>works pretty well here.
>Actually, the main problem with K3b is not K3b but wodim.
>I have to agree with Jörg Schilling here: wodim is broken. It should
>be replaced with cdrecord again. Reinhard Tartler (siretart) was
>working on this, trying to get cdrecord in Debian again, but it seems
>the package is blocked in the Debian ftpmasters queue (it did not
>build in a clean Hardy or Jaunt pbuilder here, by the way)

The problem is that it is not licensed in a way that we cam legally distribute it.

Scott K

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