Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa ildefonso.camargo at
Fri Feb 10 02:04:06 UTC 2012

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.

> Sorry for the rest of you.
> bruce
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