Fwd: Re: Fwd: Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 09:35:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-02 at 09:58 +0100, Alvin wrote:
> On Thursday 25 February 2010 22:54:49 Clay Weber wrote:
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: 	Re: Fwd: Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that
> > Date: 	Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:41:46 -0500
> > From: 	Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>
> > Reply-To: 	Kubuntu Developer Discussion <kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > To: 	kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> > 
> > On Thursday 25 February 2010 9:49:25 am Clay Weber wrote:
> > >  And will it be possible to go 8.04 to 10.04? A question since I support
> > >  some 10+ desktops still on 8.04, then I have a few on 9.10 who will NOT
> > >  want to find they lost all their Contacts, lists etc.
> > 
> > Gotta say, I expected more breakage than I got on the 4.3->4.4 upgrade for
> > the KDEPIM transition to Akonadi.  My contacts were no longer visible in
> > KAddressBook *BUT* they were not actually lost.  The .vcs was still there,
> > and I just had to add it to the Akonadi sources (in System Settings), so
> > it's something that I think should be relatively easy to correct.
> Dotan Cohen filed a request about not including the new address book because 
> it is not feature complete. (Some fields, like birthdays, are lost in the 
> upgrade)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdepim/+bug/507990
> Also, I'm using a Kolab server, and the kolabwizard does not work with the new 
> address book. You have to find out how to add your address books yourself. 
> Documentation about that is nowhere to be found yet. This is my major 
> complaint about a lot of software in Ubuntu nowadays. There is a fast 
> development (no complaints there), but documentation is lacking and the 
> software is released while still having beta quality.

Same thing Fedora pulls on it's users, but it's stated right up front
that when things break you get to keep the pieces. Sorry, the Linux
world only needs one Fedora. 

Mark Shuttleworth plainly stated back when that the emphasis for Ubuntu
was to be a stable user experience. To me, in my own endeavors, that is
the "Right Thing" and we seem to be losing that vision. 

I burnt 5 CD coasters using K3B. Check my user number, I've been to a
rodeo and a county fair. It's NOT the "right thing" to introduce a
newbie to such a regrettable experience, not to mention an old timer.
Brasero worked. WTF? How could one work and not the other?? 

Back to kaddressbook, I've got 1,700 records tied up in that app. I
emailed the author for a fix to export the filters, along with the
records. I wouldn't think that would be a difficult fix. The prospect of
it not working at all is alarming. My two cents, Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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