Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Canonical kicks Kubuntu out


Kubuntu, the official Ubuntu distro that uses KDE as primary Window Manager is will not be under Canonical's umbrella anymore and will be treated similar to Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu etc.

"The practical changes are I won't be able to work on KDE bits in my work time after 12.04 and there won't be paid support for versions after 12.04. This is a rational business decision, Kubuntu has not been a business success after 7 years of trying, and it is unrealistic  to expect it to continue to have financial resources put into it." said Jonathan Riddell, Kubuntu developer.
Jonathan also requested the community to step up and voluntarily take up tasks that were earlier poorly supported by them and also encourages KDE developers to apply to UDS so that they can continue discussions w.r.t Kubuntu.


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