I’m in the same boat, sort of.
I like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Mate.
It’s hard to pick one over the other.
They all do what they do well.
Good to have tough choices I guess.
Bad for the poll, though.
I’m in the same boat, sort of.
Hmm. The recent announcement from Solus regarding the “Budgie Desktop project [being] merged back into the Solus Project umbrella, making it a distinct Solus project once more” causes me to wonder about the future of Ubuntu Budgie. Until the sitution is clarified, my vote goes to Ubuntu MATE.
Interesting, @fossfreedom? It may just be that it’ll take more patching to ensure it runs in Ubuntu / upstream commits that don’t break the experience in Solus.
Think you are reading too much into the statement. Budgie has always been open and continues to be made available to all. There is no reason to expect anything detrimental to occur for any distro.
That is welcome news.
The announcement also stated that “all previous decisions will now be re-evaluated (Qt? Wayland? gtk4? etc).”
If anyone’s missing Ubuntu GNOME then all they have to do is install Ubuntu and add the vanilla-gnome-desktop package and they have what Ubuntu GNOME would have looked like if it still existed at the time of the 18.04 release.
I’m only posting this as I’ve come across a few users on the forums that don’t know that this option is available. to them. May be it should be publicised more? Anyway, Ubuntu GNOME as a flavour will cease to exist once support of 16.04 ends in April 2019.
@wxl, so why wasn’t Ubuntu GNOME included in the poll?
Edit: it was, as an inactive flavour.
Actually, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.4 LTS is supported until April 2019.
I’m only posting this as I’ve come across a few users on the forums that don’t know that this option is available. to them. May be it should be publicised more?
It was during 17.10. Things like that don’t simply disappear, and it astounds me how little attention OMG! Ubuntu gets as a resource.
Yes, I know that. Which is why I said…
…something that you failed to quote.
Anyway, let’s not get too serious about this in what was just an attempt to raise something that isn’t known by everyone on another officially supported site, i.e. the Ubuntu Forums.
Yep, in all honestly, I missed that bit in your comment. Rather, my eyes were drawn to your edit. Sorry about that.
Still, I think it’s worth emphasizing that Ubuntu GNOME, although deprecated, will remain supported until April 2019. The term “inactive” (as used in the poll and by you) may lead some to believe otherwise.
Agreed. That’s what I’m attempting to do.
I’m not confused by what the flavors are. But I’m confused by your use of the term “inactive” to describe flavors that will be supported until April 2019. The term “deprecated” (as used in the wiki) would be better.
Yeah, Ubuntu GNOME is deprecated. No further development is being made towards that particular flavor, thus I’m calling in inactive. If ya’ll want to split hairs, knock yourself out, but either way you cut it, it’s not a thing. Here’s some evidence:
- The team announced they’d be joining the Ubuntu Desktop team.
- The development team on Launchpad is gone.
- The #ubuntu-gnome IRC channel is unregistered.
- Twitter and Facebook and Google Plus and Slack are inactive, which leaves the mailing list as the only real support option out of all the listed options.
tl;dr there are no people really working on the “Ubuntu GNOME” flavor and it’s questionable how well “supported” it is for Xenial.
And while you’re being pedantic, don’t forget Mythbuntu and Edubuntu are in the same boat. The former provides 3 year support and their last release was Xenial, while the latter provides 5 year support and their last release was Trusty.
If the statement is misleading, then the webpages should be updated.
Based on the evidence above, what do you think?
Feel free. The wiki is open for any member of ~ubuntu-wiki-editors to edit.
In response to the above comment, I asked whether statements claiming that Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.4 LTS is “supported until April 2019” (found on wiki and on the download page) are misleading. Rather than answer, @wxl asked me what I think.
Unfortunately, I’m not qualified to determine whether the statements are accurate or misleading. That’s why I asked.
@jbicha, honest question, in your opinion, are statements claiming that Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.4 LTS is “supported until April 2019” accurate or misleading?
@GizmoChicken , with all the respect, Please stop hijacking this post with irrelevant petty arguments.
Whether GNOME 16.04.4 LTS is, or is not, “supported until April 2019” … is relevant to the poll question.
Unfortunately, Ubuntu GNOME didn’t win. Surprisingly Lubuntu did. Honestly, I believe that we probably just have more Lubuntu users here paying attention. But maybe it’s true! In any case, I hope at least some of us had fun with that.
Whether unfortunate or not, I take no position.
But considering that you didn’t even list Ubuntu GNOME by name, that you refer to it as an “inactive” flavor, and that you seem to imply that Ubuntu GNOME is no longer supported, the result certainly isn’t surprising.