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

marc gmane at
Sun Apr 19 21:45:05 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen said...
> > 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, I agree completely, but I also have outstanding bugs that apply 
to Ubuntu. I suspect that 9.04 will ship regardless. Can't stop the 


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