Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa ildefonso.camargo at
Fri Feb 10 14:18:47 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:17 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> On 10/02/12 04:04, Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Bruce Bales<bbales at>  wrote:
>>> On 02/07/2012 06:16 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>>>> Today I bring the disappointing news that Canonical will no longer be
>>>> funding my work on Kubuntu after 12.04. Canonical wants to treat
>>>> Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as
>>>> Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with
>>>> infrastructure. This is a big challenge to Kubuntu of course and KDE
>>>> as well.
>>> Well, try to look at the good side of this.  My only reason for
>>> abandoning
>>> Kubuntu 8-04 was that it was going (or was already) out of support.  Now
>>> that
>>> 10-04 will no longer be supported, I can go back to 8-04 and a usable
>>> version
>>> of kmail.  Maybe someday I will find another useful setup with support,
>>> but
>>> in the meantime I won't miss Kubuntu post 8-04 and I will still be using
>>> Linux,
>>> which I love.
>> Well, to my good surprise, yesterday I updated to KDE 4.8 (using
>> ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports), and kmail just started to work.  I have
>> been using it all day, with no issues.
> with "auto-completion" of email address from addressbook, not only "recent
> addresses" working? That is what made me step back to 4.7.4, that function
> went missing - and "distribution lists" also stopped working btw

Not tried that yet, it was so broken for me before, that I was unable
to used it all (it would show my Inbox empty all the time).  I'll
setup address book today, and let you know.

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