kubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 172, Issue 7

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 01:02:40 UTC 2019

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 6:07 AM James Cain <dequire at mykolab.com> wrote:

> On 2019-04-22 08:00, kubuntu-devel-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> As the newly released Kubuntu 19.04 makes it's way into the world,
> inevitably other things come to their end.
> Kubuntu 14.04 LTS was released in April 2014, and reaches 'End of Life'
> for support on 25th April 2019. All Kubuntu users should therefore
> switch to a newer supported release. Upgrades from 14.04 to a newer
> release are not advised, so please install a fresh copy of 18.04 or
> newer after running a backup of all your data.
> Kubuntu 16.04 LTS was released on 21st April 2016, and was supported for
> Kubuntu for a period of year 3 years [1
> <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2016-April/003704.html>].
> Kubuntu 16.04 LTS support
> therefore ends 21st April 2019, and users are invited to upgrade to
> 18.04 LTS, or perform a fresh install of that or newer release.
> I would thank users of both releases, especially for the amazing
> additional community support on IRC, forums, mailing lists, and elsewhere.
> Rik Mills
> Kubuntu Council
> Kubuntu Devel
> [1]
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2016-April/003704.html
> Hi Rick and team. Thank you for posting this important reminder. As an
> side (sorry if it's slightly off-topic) - How long can one expect the
> mirrors for 14.04 to be active? Is there an official policy on this?
> - James
> PS - I guess this officially marks the end of anything KDE 4 being
> supported. I feel old! :)
I expect that they'll go down as soon as someone gets around to the removal
work after the date indicated. We've been working for a couple years (we
being KDE and all the distros I'm aware of) to either port or deprecate all
of KDE 4.

Old! Who's old! My grandson. :(  It happens too fast.

Valorie, aka Linux Grandma
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