Staying with Hardy
wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 17:48:40 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 19:07 +0200, Knapp 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.
With Karmic I just set the Desktop to use the old style menu and it
operates pretty much like KDE3. I have no beef with it now ...other than
the old saw about pulseaudio and phoron all heaped between me and alsa.
I just unloaded the packages that wouldn't rip out the rest of my
install and I'm happy as a clam. Ric
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