Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Mon Apr 1 21:45:36 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
<dmitrij.ledkov at>wrote:

> On 1 April 2013 20:59, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at> wrote:
> >
> > I am therefore proposing to drop Wubi from the 13.04 release, starting
> > immediately with the upcoming Beta.  This will save our testers from
> > spending their time testing an image that will not have developers
> working
> > on fixing the bugs they find, and spares our users from using an image
> for
> > 13.04 that is not up to Ubuntu's standards of quality.
> >
> In terms of migration plan, we currently advertise Wubi on
> website [1] leading to [2].
> I would propose to recommend people to use dual-boot install (but that
> two at the moment is not flawless with windows 8).
> But if users still want the "don't change my computer experience"
> maybe we should start recommending for those users to try ubuntu in a
> Virtual Machine instead?

I think it should rather recommend trying a live session. They can do this
from a DVD or from a USB key.

Cheers, Rick
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