Why is lubuntu-artwork not being updated in Trusty?

Rafael Laguna rafaellaguna at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 16:05:52 UTC 2014

We make things for a reason. When we create new icons, themes, apps or
whatever, they are intended to be part of the system you have on your home.
But sometimes we need to experiment, or make tests, or just ensure what we
do does not affect a massive amount of computers.

Box is part of Lubuntu, yes. But it's a standalone theme too, if you use
another Linux distro. Also, I add lots of new icons and make changes in the
GTK theme. Imagine the situation that I modify something that breaks the
system on thousands of computers (it happened, trust me). Before we push
the changes onto Ubuntu's main repos we have to be really really sure it
works as expected.

That's the reason I have a separate PPA for artwork. The same about the
staging apps. When you download a system you expect it keeps stable and not
changing daily. And we're Artwork Team. We cannot login in Canonical's
servers everyday and say "hey, I'm going to change some stuff, so your ISOs
may change size and stability and package dependencies". There's a complex
structure and there're protocols in the way we work.

Rafael Laguna
Lubuntu Artwork Team

2014-06-10 17:44 GMT+02:00 N. W. <nw9165-0219653 at yahoo.com>:

> Hello,
> > Rafael Laguna wrote:
> >
> > Its' normal that an independent
> > development (the Unified Box for Linux) goes further than
> > the official updates (the Ubuntu repositories).
> I do not consider lubuntu-artwork to be independent from Lubuntu. When
> I install Lubuntu, I want to receive updates to lubuntu-artwork (and by
> default and automatically). Lubuntu ships with lubuntu-artwork by
> default, so why shouldn't I receive updates for lubuntu-artwork by
> default? Why do I have to search and add a PPA?
> > Rafael Laguna wrote:
> >
> > The version updated is 0.47 and you'll receive that
> > version via the Artwork Daily PPA.
> That does not answer my question. Why do I have to add this PPA to a
> Lubuntu installation? Why isn't it added by default or why isn't
> lubuntu-artwork receiving updates by default (without having to add
> this PPA)?
> We're not talking about a third party GTK+ / icon theme here. We're
> talking about the Box icon theme / Box GTK+ theme, the official theme
> of an offical Ubuntu spin. I consider this to be quite a difference.
> By the way:
> I also do not understand why I have to search for and have to add a PPA
> to receive those updates:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2014-May/007478.html
> https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-dev/+archive/staging
> Why can't this just be added to Lubuntu by default?
> If you ask me, you really should release a new ISO with those things
> being added / updating by default ASAP.
> Just saying...
> Regards
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