Fw: Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Apr 1 22:10:32 UTC 2013

We don't, Xubuntu dropped Wubi support already.


On 01/04/13 23:18, Stephen Michael Kellat wrote:
> After checking #ubuntu-release and seeing that, yes, this is truly not a joke the question is whether or not we need to worry about this.
> Stephen Michael Kellat
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:59:35 -0700
> From: Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com>
> To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release
> Dear developers,
> Recent bug reports suggest that the Ubuntu installer for Windows, Wubi, is
> not currently in very good shape for a release:
>   13.04 installer doesn't create user account 
>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/1155704
>   Wubi fails to detect 12.04.2 and 13.04 AMD64 ISO
>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/1134770
> Combined with the fact that Wubi has not been updated to work with Windows 8
> (bug #1125604), and the focus on mobile client over desktop, the Foundations
> team does not expect Wubi to be in a releasable state for 13.04.
> 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.
> If someone is interested in taking over the maintenance of Wubi so that it
> can be released with 13.04 (or if not with 13.04, then with a future
> release), I would encourage them to start by looking at the abovementioned
> bugs and preparing patches, then talking to the release team.
> Thanks,

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