Kubuntu Karmic

Orville Bennett illogical1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 13:59:39 CEST 2009

Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 13:02, Lydia Pintscher<lydia at kde.org>  wrote:
>> Heya folks,
>> there is still a chance we will get 2.2 into Kubuntu Karmic if we
>> stick to our plan and release on 28th. It will have to go through
>> feature freeze exception process and all but it would be possible
>> given the massive improvements it brings. For this we can't tag later
>> than 28th though.
>> I'd say let's try to get this done as best as we can. If we don't make
>> it fine - we can still pull back if needed. But given that Kubuntu
>> users have been burned with early Amarok 2 versions we should try to
>> do our part to make up for it if possible.
> I think we could reach that goal, the most show-stoppers are currently
> not so much Amarok bugs but Phonon related. What we desperately need
> is some phonon love, and if Kubuntu Karmic ships with pulseaudio as
> default as they planned it, this will again put us into problems
> galore...
I'm unconvinced pulseaudio is a problem.

I've installed ubuntu + kde from kubuntu's ppa on my mac. it's running 
w/ pulseaudio installed and using the phonon-xine backend without issue. 
I only had problems w/ phonon-gstreamer which was installed by default 
on upgrade from i -> j.

As long as kubuntu folks actually test their defaults they should be 
fine. And if you're a KDE distro, I would imagine such tests would 
include Amarok, KDE's main audio player.

But if not, can't you guys just ask on amarok ML for Karmic testers to 
use Amarok's karmic packages (not self-compiled)? If getting released w/ 
kubuntu is that imp't to you then you should; rather than just hope for 
the best. Besides, mailing lists and forums abound with willing victims. 
Go victimize.

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