Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu
stvrly at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 20:26:06 UTC 2012
On 2012-02-07 12:57:57 Sarunas Burdulis <sarunas at math.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> Not much of a scientific digging, but here are some entries from
> http://popcon.ubuntu.com/by_inst.gz file, starting with the heading:
> #<name> is the package name;
> #<inst> is the number of people who installed this package;
> #<vote> is the number of people who use this package regularly;
> #<old> is the number of people who installed, but don't use this package
> # regularly;
> #<recent> is the number of people who upgraded this package recently;
> #<no-files> is the number of people whose entry didn't contain enough
> # information (atime and ctime were 0).
> #rank name inst vote old recent no-files
> 764 ubuntu-desktop 1648341 0 0 0 1648341 (Matt Zimmerman)
> 2829 kubuntu-desktop 217943 0 0 0 217943 (Jonathan Riddell)
> 4329 xubuntu-desktop 90057 0 0 0 90057 (Xubuntu Developers)
> 8650 edubuntu-desktop 18096 0 0 0 18096 (Oliver Grawert)
> 577 gdm 1941254 80087 1855605 5217 345
> 2460 kdm 289248 10315 272239 6640 54
> This would put Kubuntu at 13-15% of installs, though there might be more
> representative stats somewhere else.
Even these stats might not be fully representative.
For some time now, rather than installing kubuntu-desktop, I build systems
using the alternate installer CD and running the advanced-mode CLI. I like the
initial boot to be simple, just landing at a shell prompt. I perform a few
pre-DE customizations -- purge Plymouth and Apparmor, alter default mount
options, set up some power-saving scripts.
Then I install kde-standard, after which I add the kde-goodies PPA. But before
rebooting I do a bit more pruning and grafting -- mostly replacing some of the
default apps with others (Konqueror -> Rekonq, Kopete -> Quassel, Juk ->
Amarok, DragonPlayer -> Bangarang, a few others).
Finally I add the xorg-edgers and intel-sna PPAs. One more update && dist-
upgrade, then reboot and voila, a KDE built just to my liking. Surely I'm not
the only KDE-on-Unbuntu person who builds this way? ;)
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