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  • Kubuntu 12.04 To Drop KDE Support For Firefox

    Phoronix: Kubuntu 12.04 To Drop KDE Support For Firefox

    Besides Canonical no longer sponsoring the Kubuntu distribution following the 12.04 LTS release of this KDE-focused Ubuntu derivative, there's some more changes this cycle. As a last minute change prior to next month's Kubuntu 12.04 release, Mozilla Firefox support is being dropped...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3MjI

  • #2
    Looks like the CMS didn't escape the IRC conversation. You can see who is talking properly by viewing the source of the page.

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    • #3
      Why are Linux developers unafraid of derailing their popular releases by treating them like a pet project?
      (Seriously)

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      • #4
        Kubuntu IS a pet project now

        Originally posted by downer View Post
        Why are Linux developers unafraid of derailing their popular releases by treating them like a pet project?
        (Seriously)
        Unless you know of somebody paying developers to work on it that I'm not aware of.

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        • #5
          What I learned

          I'm confused. I thought Canonical had paid employees to develop/support Ubuntu?

          Other than that, the takeway I got from the chat was that OpenSUSE is really awesome. :-) That and if you want to be running KDE, Ubuntu really isn't the platform you want to be doing it on anymore.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by alcalde View Post
            I'm confused. I thought Canonical had paid employees to develop/support Ubuntu?

            Other than that, the takeway I got from the chat was that OpenSUSE is really awesome. :-) That and if you want to be running KDE, Ubuntu really isn't the platform you want to be doing it on anymore.
            They do, the news you missed is that Cononical is dropping Kubuntu, so it is essentially a pet project (after this release).

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            • #7
              Bunch of as****les

              https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...es/+bug/812394

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              • #8
                ArchLinux FTW

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                • #9
                  I figure this is (mostly) reasonable, though Ubuntu & Novell/SuSE should have pushed it upstream years ago...
                  And it looks like OpenSuSE is the saner option.

                  Maxim: Indeed. My Ubuntu computer doesn't suspend, only hibernates when wifi drivers are unloaded before hibernate.
                  And if it did suspend, the 3-cell battery would be gone
                  The proper solution is to figure out quirks and set them up, set up a GUI under Power Preferences or whatever that lets you (THE USER)
                  1 ) Select which options to enable (there are some computers where even reboot wouldn't work, though they're scarce)
                  2 ) Select modules to unload/quirks to apply
                  3 ) Test how it works.

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                  • #10
                    “No longer willing to maintain the patch”??? Canonical, as usual, did nothing. It never was maintained by anyone from Canonical. The patch is a SUSE product and it's being dropped from Kubuntu because the patch was broken for Firefox 10. The patch was updated and is now being shipped to openSUSE users as part of the Firefox 11 update: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746591

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                    • #11
                      Bye bye FF & Chrome : there are full of Google craps
                      In fact the question is : which one is the most neutral for web browsing ?

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                      • #12
                        It seems Kubuntu is no longer an option. OpenSuse seems to be good, but it always had a problem with my mouse. Fedora would be great, but it's bloated with gnome without a reason. Mageia 1 doesn't use systemd yet and it's also bloated with gnome. Arch is the best, but I sometimes prefer install and forget type of distributions.

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                        • #13
                          Btw. rather than playing with some patches it's better to install this theme:

                          http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=117962

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                          • #14
                            file dialogs, file associations, protocol handlers,
                            and other features that up to this point have been better integrated with the KDE desktop.
                            Things like this shouldn't be done with toolkit specific but more with things that are Operating Specific.
                            Linux should provide some functions to handle these things, especially file associations and protocol handlers.
                            DE's can provide an implementation of a file dialog but applications should be able to call a Linux file dialog that is then outsourced to the DE in use or if no graphical environment present, use a command line version of it .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cyring View Post
                              ArchLinux FTW
                              I'm an ArchLinux user myself, and consequently consider the best distribution for me; but in this case how is it ArchLinux ftw. Arch has never produced, or officially packaged firefox-kde. There is an aur package that contains the suse firefox-kde patches, but any distro might have an unofficial package with the Suse patches. If anything, OpenSUSE FTW.

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