[Live-demo] Xubuntu 13.04 build test

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 01:21:06 PDT 2013

In answer to Angelos' earlier question about whether we should move to 
Ubuntu 13.04 or stick with 12.04 LTS.
My inclination would be to stick with a LTS release for as long as we 
can, in order to reduce our maintenance overhead. (This would be in line 
with our policy of stability and quality over latest features).

Lubu does look interesting if it can save us space and speed up 

On 26/04/2013 7:20 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> On 04/25/2013 11:49 PM, Hamish wrote:
>> Angelos wrote:
>>> A few hour ago, Ubuntu 13.04 was released. Along with it
>>> Xubuntu 13.04.
>> is Lubuntu 13.04 out yet as well? (as far as our install scripts
>> & packaging go they should all be mostly interchangable)
>> I've had it (Lubu 12.04) on one of our workstations in the lab and
>> am finding it quite pleasant+easy for non-linux users. The main
>> difference/reason to consider/test between xubuntu and lubuntu is
>> the disc space requirements I think.
>> thanks,
>> Hamish
> Hi,
> I would like to see a full build with Xubuntu before changing to 
> another DE.
> This way we will know if disk space is still an issue, perhaps the 
> extra disk space can be cut down.
> 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...).
> 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
> Cheers,
> Angelos

Cameron Shorter
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