[xubuntu-users] Jumping LTS

Dan 'Da Man' heymrdjd at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 02:36:21 UTC 2012

Or check if someone has created a ppa on launchpad.net for those

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Dan 'Da Man' <heymrdjd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just because yabasic and bluej are not in the repos doesn't mean that you
> can no longer use those applications.  Go to the respective websites and
> download the applications. Yabasic has a rpm file and source code available
> on its website.  If you're not comfortable compiling applications from
> source (there are instructions for compiling yabasic on its website) you
> could install alien, which converts rpm files into deb files for easier
> less interactive installation, but compiling from source would be the
> better route.  As for bluej, its website offers a deb file that Ubuntu
> Software Center can handle nicely.
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Steven Grace <sgrace at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On 10/04/2012 04:51 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>>> Going from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Xubuntu 12.04.1.
>>> I've got a lot of work to do getting the extra things installed that i
>>> need without dragging in kde or gnome things.  That will be a relief
>>> in a way because I've accumulated so much cruft I really don't need
>>> any more, and it just won't get installed.
>>> However, I'm not finding a few things I have usually had:
>>> - yabasic
>>> - bluej
>>> - calibre
>>> There may be more.
>>> The question: does anybody know why these were dropped?  I'm
>>> suspecting lack of interest, but I'd like to know.  And if there's a
>>> lack of interest in calibre, is there a better replacement?
>> On my Xubuntu 12.04 system, package "calibre" is available. The other two
>> aren't, which is a shame as I was planning to use yabasic in the near
>> future.
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