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

TRINGALINVENT at libero.it TRINGALINVENT at libero.it
Thu Feb 25 17:45:37 GMT 2010

> Forwarded from kubuntu-users
> -------- Original Message --------
> 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
> Sinclair

Well, seems to me that a great part of KDE works fine: Kde-Pim applications don't have many problems. Only Nepomuk is not really good: sometimes strigi (and soprano) gives problems and block the system. It's a rare case but, in effect, if we want to make 10.04 an LTS release it will be safer to disable Nepomuk and Strigi (obiously if the user wants, he can enable them).
The other parts of KDE are good, and I think there are no other problems. Kubuntu is ready for LTS.

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