On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Kevanf1 <kevanf1(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2008/6/1 Alan Pope <alan(a)popey.com>:
> They can't win. They get slated for putting late-beta code in (firefox 3)
> get they get criticised when they (allegedly) dont include an _entire_
> _desktop_ which is nowhere near finished, with many apps unported.
> KDE4 is of course in the repo, and there is a KDE4 Ubuntu CD which you can
> get from shipit (I have some).
> In addition if you prefer Firefox 2 you can install that on Hardy, and
> switch to FF3 when it/you are ready.
> What would you do? Release Hardy with firefox 2 that would have no support
> from Mozilla in a year or so, meaning Canonical would have to maintain it
> Perhaps include KDE4 (which most definitely _isn't_ ready), when AIUI
> Canonical have _one_ emloyee who deals with KDE for Ubuntu?
What would I do? I'd be consistent. I agree with them not shipping
KDE4 as default but, they should not have included Firefox3 for the
same reason. In my case Ff3 is somewhat flaky.
I think Firefox 3 is rarely unstable, though FF2 does have the
advantage. Including an auto-updating version of ff3 is ok. When it
comes to KDE4, that is so _massively_ buggy, and I'm saying that from
experience of a fairly recent journey into the depths of that specific
group of apps.
Ubuntu, after a reinstall and a full update, is now stable... though,
a .1 release service pack would improve it, as out of the box, MySQL
causes horrific problems, as does some other things...
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