Fwd: what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 5 21:17:27 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 12:21:59PM +0100, Quim Gil wrote:
> It would be good at least to offer these tools in the default Ubuntu
> installation. Maybe a factor is the limitation of disk space. A
> possibility could be to have a CD devoted for desktop only, assuming
> that server distro users are statistically a minority and generally very
> keen on downloading an own iso that builds a great server - only.

We've made a conscious choice not to offer multiple solutions to the same
need in the default desktop install.  This is advantageous for support and
usability as well as size.

The existing Ubuntu CDs are desktop-oriented in their contents already.
They contain only a small handful of additional packages beyond what is
included in the desktop install (some network tools, kernel headers,

 - mdz

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