studio and xubuntu

Len Ovens len at
Mon Feb 25 14:20:57 UTC 2013

On Mon, February 25, 2013 1:29 am, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 08:27:51PM -0800, Len Ovens wrote:
>> We chose to use xubuntu as the base for ubuntu studio to ease
>> maintenance
>> issues. Hoping we could work with them to give both of us less work.
> <snip>
>> [...] Studio is based on xubuntu 11.10.
> I don't understand this. Studio bases on current cycle packages every
> time, it's
> not looking back in any way. The whole point is to not having to maintain
> anything in the core package level, that would occur had we chosen to
> stand on
> an older release only (eventually anyway, once the support from vanilla
> and
> Xubuntu team ends).

The packages are up to date. That is we do have xfce 4.10 for example.
However compare the settings manager from one to the other. Xubuntu has
more stuff in there than studio does even though studio has the
applications that xubuntu shows inside the settings manager, in Studio the
same app is just in the menu.

I know these are minor details...

>> Just remembered they enable gnome services by default, we don't. I would
>> like to know why :) Maybe it would fix some of the bits we have had
>> problems with.
> I can check later today, I'm sure it's somewhere in the seeds.


>> Anyway, I have installed xubuntu on my netbook so I can see what
>> differences there are and if we should make changes too.
> Which version did you install, and which version are you comparing it
> with?

13.04 to 13.04

Len Ovens

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