Demoting Xubuntu packages to universe
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 30 10:53:36 UTC 2007
Mario Limonciello [2007-11-30 4:27 -0600]:
> The release.ubuntu.com site is growing very large. Removing Xubuntu
> ISOs would make mirror providers more apt to continue to mirror the site.
They have never been on releases.u.c.; they were mentioned there, but
they pointed to cdimage.u.c., so I do not think that this is a
> The downside (or upside depending upon how you look at it) will be
> Xubuntu's commercial support. Traditionally, Canonical hasn't supported
> anything inside Universe. Support for these products was always left to
> the community. Clearly something would have to change here.
Canonical never supported Xubuntu anyway. (That means commercial
'phoning/install/help' support, not security.)
In fact, many packages in main are not supported by Canonical in this
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