[kubuntu-devel] RFC: Switch to Firefox and a 1.5 GB image

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Dec 12 17:52:17 UTC 2011

On 12/12/2011 11:55 AM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 09:37:40PM +0100, Felix Geyer wrote:
>> I'd like to propose switching to Firefox as our default browser.
> My opinion has always been to go with KDE software where practicle.  I
> see this as a main purpose of Kubuntu, promoting KDE as a community
> and platform and bringing out the best from KDE as the best long term
> solution to allow free software to take over the world.  Sometimes
> this requires to accept some bugs and feature defects where there is a
> non-KDE alternative.
> One possibility, which I'm against but less so, would be to have a KDE
> Pure CD image with Calligra and Rekonq and a less pure DVD/USB image.
> But I wonder where it will stop, what if system-config-printer-kde has
> bugs in it which the gnome equivalent does not.  We might end up just
> like Fedora or openSUSE but with less purpose.
> With Firefox not shipping KDE integration the larger image option may
> be less popular now.  It might well come to a Kubuntu Council vote in
> the end though.

Last time I checked, it looked like LibreOffice was the only thing
requiring GTK on the CD, so if Calligra is usable, then a pure KDE CD
might be doable.  That would also give us more room for stuff like
language packs (unless Calligra is bigger than LO).

Scott K

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