[kde-community] Distribution outreach program: Where do we go

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Sun Feb 14 23:16:38 UTC 2016


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 04:09:22PM -0400, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> On a communication note - I think it would help to emphasize that Neon is, in the end, KDE packages for Ubuntu. That is competition to the Kubuntu team (but, given the history and people involved, that isn't a surprise). But it isn't a full distribution, correct me if I'm wrong, Jonathan...

Right, from the KDE neon FAQ:

"""
Is it a distro?

Not quite, it's a package archive with the latest KDE software on top
of a stable base. While we plan to have installable images, unlike
full distros we're only interested in KDE software.
"""

and of course

"""
Is this "the KDE distro"?

Nope. KDE believes it is important to work with many distributions, as
each brings unique value and expertise for their respective
users. This is one project out of hundreds from KDE.
"""

Shame on flamebaiting journalists who chose to ignore this.

Worth pointing out that if you want an official KDE distro you'd be
better looking at weekly Plasma ISOs
(http://files.kde.org/snapshots/), Plasma Wayland ISOs
(http://files.kde.org/snapshots/), Plasma mobile images
(http://kubuntu.plasma-mobile.org/) and Plasma Active images
(https://files.kde.org/plasma/active/).

Weirdly nobody ever complained about these or wrote articles saying
they were a terrible idea.

Jonathan



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