Consequences for Lubuntu of Ubuntu's changes

Jackson Doak doak.jackson at
Wed Mar 13 19:08:49 UTC 2013

i agree with barry, 2 recent examples: amd legeacy drivers don't work in
12.10 and Ubuntu on PowerPC didn't work this for 12.10 or 13.04

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:41 PM, Barry Titterton
<titterton.barry at>wrote:

>  On 12/03/13 18:56, pierre gobin wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I would like to know what was the Lubuntu Team opinion about recent news
> about Ubuntu. I am talking about the discussion about making Ubuntu a
> rolling release for non LTS releases (even if apparently, it will not be
> the case), and the announcement of MIR, his new display server.
>  Have you any ideas, today, of possible consequences for Lubuntu ?
>  Regards,
> Pierre GOBIN
>  Hi Pierre,
> My concern about rolling release is what happens when something breaks, as
> occasionally happens? With the current system you can easily roll back to
> the last stable release. How easy will this be under rolling releases?
> I welcome someone having a go at the display server. The current X system
> is getting quite old, for example support for multiple monitors can cause
> problems. I am very reluctant to use my laptop with a strange projector,
> without first having a practice in private, as I have had embarrassing
> experiences where the projector was not compatible. This is an area where
> linux is still quite a way behind Windows.
> Barry T
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