[Live-demo] Xubuntu 13.04 build test

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 03:10:08 PDT 2013


I tried to make another build with 13.04, this time turning off all our 
The result was the same, a broken kernel system.

It seems that our build process does not work for the new ubuntu 
versions, or needs updating.

This actually means that we would need to deal with it sooner (13.04) or 
later (14.04).

I found this new help page:
We originally used this page:


On 04/26/2013 12:38 AM, Hamish wrote:
> Angelos wrote:
>> Personally I have not used LXDE, but I have heard that it is
>> very limited (some people call it a non-deskop but of course
>> DE flame wars are well known...).
> At least the 12.04 offering is fully featured and mature enough,
> the only thing that seemed half-baked was the login manager, but
> you only got that if you manually switched to it, they were using
> lightdm by default I think.
>> On the other hand, staying to 12.04.2 would be a safe
>> choice, it is pretty stable at the moment....
>> So our options:
>> 1. Xubuntu 13.04 (alpha1)
>> 2. Lubuntu 13.04
>> 3. Xubuntu 12.04.2
> I'm pretty easy with whatever choice people like to make from
> those.
> One big advantage of going to 13.04 is it means we have less
> package overrides and external ppas to deal with, which means
> a lot less work and packaging problems to deal with.
> Another is that it takes care of Cameron's drop the dead-wood
> idea without us having to start making ugly popularity contest
> decisions. A sure sign of a healthy project is one that provides
> updated packages in a timely fashion. Other metrics like Oholo
> activity have similar failings to using SLOC output to assess
> employee productivity. I'll again trot out PROJ.4 as the classic
> example of highly mature code which looks bad if your metric is
> based on change frequency, but is probably used by many millions
> of people every day if they know it or not; not many bug fixes
> as there aren't many bugs left.
> But it's probably still too early to say; time will tell if
> 13.04 is a good one or not. Since the early retirement date
> we'd have to upgrade again before too long.. so we would be
> making a lot of work for ourselves. :-/
> 2c,
> Hamish

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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