Fw: Intention to drop Wubi from 13.04 release
Stephen Michael Kellat
skellat at fastmail.net
Mon Apr 1 22:39:11 UTC 2013
That's an easy one for me to overlook with most of my installs over the past couple years being via alternate install disc or netinstalls. Oops.
On Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:10:32 +0300
Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
> 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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