Staying with Hardy

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Oct 6 17:07:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Derek Broughton <derek at> wrote:
> David Kuntadi wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Neil Winchurst <barnaby at> 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:
> 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.

Douglas E Knapp

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