Is Canonical against Kubuntu (2): the bug tracking disaster

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Apr 19 11:39:30 UTC 2009

> while this surely is not nice, may I remind you that we are talking
> about free and open source software here.
> Afaik you did not pay for it and you also did not pay for support.
> So you can hardly expect to get defined problem resolution timeframes.
> Should you need better support, you might consider to use one of the
> "enterprise linux" distributions that are out there, waitng for you to
> buy them.

Why not use Windows, then? You pay for it, you get support.

The truth is, that the issue here is not money. Ubuntu is free just as
Kubuntu, so why the preference by Canonical devs?

I do not think that the OP was complaining that _his_issue_ was being
ignored, he was complaining that KDE / Kubuntu specific issues are not
be given proper attention by *buntu developers. He is right. I could
mention five showstopper bugs in Kubuntu 9.04 but the distro will be
released with them anyway. Why? Because the Gnome *buntu varient is
ready, and they want to release them together, even though the KDE
varient has less developers assigned to it. Canonical's product is
Ubuntu and spinoffs such as Kubuntu Xubuntu and others must make their
own strides to keep pace, if that's what they want.

Dotan Cohen

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