When building Phonon 5 demo applications I always get a feeling of a deja vu. Not sure why…
Project Neon5 – the most awesome daily builds of KDE Frameworks 5 – is moving the distribution targets forward one release, making Kubuntu 13.10 and upcoming 14.04 the supported versions. Support for Kubuntu 13.04 will be discontinued shortly.
If you want to continue following the development of KDE Frameworks 5 we highly recommend upgrading to Kubuntu 13.10. Alternatively you can also use our all-new Live ISO images.
Activities are not virtual desktops!
Also #savetheday party 19:50UTC in Munich and #kubuntu-devel.
The Phonons are proud to present a whole new batch of releases.
To find out more about the exicting introduction of Qt5 support,
enhanced subtitle control and the vastly more reliable backends head
on over to the new wiki powered release pages.
At Kubuntu we value user feedback a lot and so we worked on new boot artwork that is largely based on input from previous releases.
It features not only our traditional but nevertheless excitingly awesome blue but is alltogether striving to be as subtile as possible.
(also we fixed a long-standing bug in GRUB, I hope you noticed ;))
So, Mark, let us take a step back and look at what actually happened.
Kubuntu has always taken pride in being the link between the Ubuntu and KDE communities, and looking out for each’s best interest in order to facilitate the creation of exciting and revolutionary free software products. Jonathan personally has been a great advocate of the Ubuntu way even at times when KDE did not find it appealing; right now appears to be such a time.
Recently members of the Ubuntu community raised concerns about the path we are on as a project and Ubuntu Desktop as a product that Canonical has a great interest in. Not because they were being melodramatic, or because they disagreed, but because presenting divisive software after 8 months of development as a new key part of the software stack is nothing more than infantilizing the community. Jonathan as a result suggested to join a different part of the Ubuntu project rather than leaving altogether.
You may think that KDE and other upstreams failed to deliver what is necessary to succeed in taking down the proprietary operating systems, however that does not make it true. Our colleagues creating flavors of the Ubuntu base, as well as the Kubuntu team, are part of the broader Ubuntu project, we are part of the Ubuntu community and we all share the common goal of bringing free software to all the people. Suggesting that only the Ubuntu products Canonical holds a stake in are part of the broader Ubuntu project is outright insulting to all the great community members pouring their passion into a flavor of the Ubuntu vision. Perhaps you think that what we do does not matter, but I say it does.