Status of Xubuntu Support

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 19:27:01 UTC 2007


On 1/11/07, Adam Miller <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> According to polls on the forums, xubuntu is almost as commonly used as
> kubuntu ... I can't say if it is accurate or not, but someone had to vote
> for us to make it so.


Well, if we're talking about the same one, I remember it not having so many
votes and it was linked to on this mailinglist anyway, so that would have
given it some extra Xubuntu attention I guess.

Yes Jani, that clears alot up.. thank you.
>
> -Adam
>
> On 1/11/07, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It would probably be a milestone to gather a user base large enough to
> > be "officially supported" :D
> >
> > On 1/11/07, Cody Somerville < cody.somerville at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Jani: Is it a goal of ours to become "officially supported" like the
> > > other two derivatives?
> > >
> > > On 1/11/07, Jani Monoses < jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The term supported is vague and this leads to misunderstandings.
> > > >
> > > > The dev quoted by Cody, heno (Henrik Nilssen Omma) was right:
> > > > xubuntu is supported by sharing the same archive as the 3 main
> > > > variants,
> > > >   by having its developers in MOTU and/or ubuntu-core-dev, by
> > > > providing
> > > > ISO build facilities and not least by 'unofficial' good will from
> > > > many
> > > > canonical devs who take xubuntu issues in consideration when working
> > > > on
> > > > u/k/edubuntu specific stuff.
> > > >
> > > > What it does not mean is financial backing from Canonical apart from
> > > >
> > > > bandwidth and the implicit developer time their employees spend on
> > > > Xubuntu specific stuff. So no 24/7 commercial support for customers
> > > > or
> > > > pressed CDs.
> > > >
> > > > And this makes a lot of sense from their POV as long as xubuntu has
> > > > a
> > > > relatively small community (distrowatch is a misleading metric) and
> > > > they
> > > > want to keep focused.
> > > >
> > > > So having daily images by no means makes xubuntu supported. For
> > > > instance
> > > > those dailies could be broken AFAIK since there are no people
> > > > testing
> > > > them regularly.That would be risky to support.
> > > >
> > > > The best way you can make xubuntu better is by contributing your
> > > > time
> > > > and not wait for canonical or someone else to bear all the costs.
> > > >
> > > > I hope this clears it up.
> > > >
> > > > Jani
> > > >
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