Saturday, 27 June 2015

Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be the End of the Road

While tensions appeared eased yesterday between the Ubuntu and Kubuntu camps with Jonathan Riddell stepping down from his leadership roles that may not be the end of the story. 

Kubuntu's future is now being put under the microscope. In particular, the Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 release notes mention at the top, "The Kubuntu team are committed to releasing 15.10 in October. Updates, bug fixes and future releases are currently uncertain." Basically the official statement is that the future past October's release of Kubuntu 15.10 is uncertain for this KDE flavor of Ubuntu. Guess we'll see how this situation plays out in a few months time
Linus has released the 4.1 kernel. "It's not like the 4.1 release cycle was particularly painful, and let's hope that the extra week of letting it sit makes for a great release. Which wouldn't be a bad thing, considering that 4.1 will also be a LTS release." Headline features in this release include support for encrypted ext4 filesystems, the persistent memory block driver, ACPI support for the ARM64 architecture, and more.