Removing Ubuntu releases, just Ubuntu (Aitor Pazos)

Markus Hitter mah at
Fri Feb 5 13:59:07 UTC 2010

Am 05.02.2010 um 10:46 schrieb Siegfried-A. Gevatter:

> 2010/2/5 Markus Hitter <mah at>:
>> Perhaps he's talking about not to introduce a different photo viewer
>> or instant messenger application every other release.
> I'm not sure what you mean with this in relation to Ben's message.
> That's the point why there are releases

Actually, it's not. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and as such it's  
the groundwork to run applications on it. To get newer applications,  
there is no direct need to upgrade the groundwork.

>> And no, Ubuntu with it's applications is nowhere near the stability
>> of [...] Windows XP.
> You are kidding, right?

No, I'm not kidding. Currently, Ubuntu fails to recognize the  
keyboard layout and the network connection between boots; VLC can't  
play videos without stuttering. That's pretty basic, yet the filed  
bugs get no attention or get attempts to declare them as user error.  
Neither is helpful. I'd expect at least hints on where I should stick  
my nose into to get onto the right track for a good diagnosis/fix.

Shortly before Karmic was released I couldn't even file more bugs  
because Launchpad was more often down than functional. This situation  
led me to the conclusion there's no point in reporting further bugs,  
as they do nothing but fill Canonical's disk space.

Apparently, the bug reporting and fixing (and packaging?) mechanism  
is so complex only few developers can keep up with it. Out of the ten  
bugs I have current, just a single one was fixed - in several months  
of emailing, while a fix was found within a week. Another one was  
even introduced intentional (kqemu), that's ridiculous.

As soon as the groundwork is working reasonable I'm more than pleased  
to talk about enhancing the set of default applications. Yet, until  
Ubuntu gets there, there's a lot of work to be done.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list