Staying with Hardy

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 00:28:06 BST 2009


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> David Kuntadi wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Neil Winchurst <barnaby at drofle.com> wrote:
>>>> I use kubuntu Hardy, which is just about 18 months old now. The new
>>>> version, Karmic, is due out soon. Since I have Hardy tweaked exactly how
>>>> I want it I plan to stay with it. For example, I want to stay with
>>>> konqueror not dolphin. I have java and flash running just fine. It can
>>>> take ages to get a new version ready for me. And updates would probably
>>>> not work.
>>>>
>>>> Up to how I have had regular updates, including some today. What are the
>>>> implications of staying put with Hardy please? Will I still get some
>>>> updates or not? Is it a good idea to stay put?
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts anyone?
>>>
>>> You could stay with Hardy (LTS) for 3 years:
>>>
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS
>>
>> Except Kubuntu wasn't an LTS, and the KDE packages reach end-of-life at 18
>> months.
>> --
>> derek
>
> I have been sticking with 8.04 because I don't like kde 4 much.
> Problem is that most of 8.04, the under parts (libs), are getting old
> and don't work well with really up to date software like from an SVN.
> Things are moving. KDE 3 -> KDE 4, Python 2 to Python 3, Ext 3 to Ext
> 4, Grub 1 to Grub 2, VLC to VLC 1.? and LOTS of others like; Blender
> 3d 2.5, Inkscape  .47 (will this be in 9.10) and more. Thus, I think I
> will at last be forced to upgrade.

I'm running Jaunty with KDE 3.5 and it works quite well.  check out
http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/ for instructions on using 3.5 with
Hardy and Jaunty.

I believe that the intention is to support Karmic as well.  I'm now
using 4.3 at work and 3.5 at home, but I may finally upgrade to 4.x
when Karmic is released.

Michael



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