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Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Posted Jan 26, 2013 11:58 UTC (Sat) by oak (guest, #2786)
In reply to: Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica) by khim
Parent article: Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

> Or may be you want to say that there was not enough time to create usable platform out of LSB? Surely you jest: it's over ten years old! Android was not even dreamed up when LSB was already at version 1.0!

Was LSB 1.0 aimed at desktop or server?

LSB 4.1 seems to have made xdg-utils a required "submodule":
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/lsb...

So one can e.g open mail and browser in standard way...


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Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Posted Jan 26, 2013 18:49 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

So one can e.g open mail and browser in standard way...

That's cool, but can I actually register my own program as a web browser? Android offered this ability in version 1.0.

Basically LSB is an eclectic set of random technologies and not a cohesive platform because it includes only "mature" things. That's not a way to attract application developers.

Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Posted Jan 27, 2013 16:12 UTC (Sun) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

There's xdg-mime, but last I checked, xdg-open didn't use it as a fallback if the KDE, GNOME, or XFCE launchers weren't found (it just gives up and tries $BROWSER and firefox.

This data point probably just goes proves your point about LSB anyways :) .

Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Posted Jan 29, 2013 3:58 UTC (Tue) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Please file a bug report about this.

Ubuntu considers “huge” change that would end traditional release cycle (ars technica)

Posted Jan 30, 2013 23:08 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

It actually seems to have been fixed since I last checked (maybe a few years ago).


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