Fwd: Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Thu Feb 25 14:49:25 GMT 2010

Forwarded from kubuntu-users

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Subject: 	Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that
Date: 	Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:48:51 +0200
From: 	O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
Reply-To: 	o.sinclair at gmail.com, Kubuntu user technical support 
<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
To: 	Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>

Those who have been around long enough remember the discussion around
the last Long Term Support release. Ubuntu 8.04 is LTS whereas Kubuntu
8.04 is not, the difference being that it was deemed unsupportable to
have an LTS with KDE 3.5 as base when KDE 4 was "almost released".

Now we see the coming release of 10.04 going to be Kubuntu LTS. I assume
with KDE SC 4.4 as "base" and from what I see of those trying it out at
the moment there are some really major headaches with Akonadi, Nepomuk
and KDE-PIM.

So my query is: is it the right time to go LTS? There will have to be
some really good upgrade "scripts" for users of KDE-PIM with
distributionslists, many resources etc in order for them to make the
proper choices. As I understand it... I am just a fairly techie user.
Would it maybe be better to wait for SC 4.5 with, hopefully, more of
those issues fixed?

And will it be possible to go 8.04 to 10.04? A question since I support
some 10+ desktops still on 8.04, then I have a few on 9.10 who will NOT
want to find they lost all their Contacts, lists etc.

This is more a "any opions welcome" than "support-query" I guess but
having some 2 months left to release some answers would be good. Or
plain opinions or ideas or...

kind regards

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