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Re: elementary and Ubuntu 13.04


Because Dogfood and not having a moving target. Keep in mind all these apps are brand new and just now are they stable enough to be used every day.

It wouldn't make sense to stop supporting Luna before it (or the apps built for it) are even released. 

Best Regards,
Daniel Foré

On jul 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., Manish Sinha <manishsinha@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 2:51 PM, David Gomes <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Long answer: even though most of our applications work on Ubuntu 13.04 and
>> the likes, the Desktop Environment (Pantheon) as a whole doesn't for too
>> many reasons for me to list. As soon as we release Luna, we will begin work
>> on the next version of elementary OS and we will use a newer version of
>> Ubuntu as a base so you'll have to wait until then to be able to use
>> Pantheon 'decently' on these newer versions of Ubuntu. I'm very sorry but
>> you'll have to be patient.
> This brings to the next thing: Why should application development get
> stuck because of OS freeze?
> Maybe the development can be continued on trunk branch of the app, and
> "luna" branch can get branched
> from trunk when there is elementaryos code freeze.
> The trunk should keep targeting the latest technologies. There was a
> time when I had issues compiling
> elementary apps because of latest vala being used (sometimes using
> vala git master) and now the issue
> is that all the apps I want to compile are dependent on older
> versions. I am not sure, but even sqlite is
> an older version in luna because it is based on precise.
> The apps and components should be a bit detached from operating system
> version so that the apps don't start
> stagnating when elementaryos hits a freeze. If elementary has to be
> based on ubuntu anytime, then the apps should
> have their trunk branch always build against latest ubuntu otherwise
> after any elementaryos release, all the apps
> will have hell lot of work to do to build against latest technologies.
> Call it a backlog of work.
> Maybe some of the issues I raised has already been addressed, in which
> case they should be taken as recommendation.
> -
> Manish
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