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Where can I find KDE Neon based on 16.04?

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mikymiky wrote:Sí está, busca en Muon o Synaptic "qapt-deb-installer"


Please use english outside the localized forums


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As an alternative, you could just install (k)Ubuntu 16.04 directly (with backports). The KDE version may be a little out-of-date, but you'd at least get the base system you'd need for running your specific apps.

I wish the Neon devs would reconsider the decision to drop support for older LTS releases as that relegates the non-distro entirely to experimental, not for production/long-term use status due to users being forced to upgrade/reinstall every 2 years rather than being able to enjoy the purported benefits of KDE Neon for longer durations. Granted this is coming from a user who due to company constraints is still on 14.04 w/KDE 4 hoping that I might be able to use Neon to get up-to-date KDE on the older LTS releases that our company supports/will support (a very small edge-case I wouldn't expect the devs to support). Instead it looks like I'll just have to continue to settle for Kubuntu+backports.

At the very least, I think the timing of dropping support for the older LTS may have been premature as they'd barely finished stabilizing Neon on the new LTS and could have used to give some more time to allow users to transition a their convenience.


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airdrik wrote:I wish the Neon devs would reconsider the decision to drop support for older LTS releases as that relegates the non-distro entirely to experimental, not for production/long-term use status due to users being forced to upgrade/reinstall every 2 years rather than being able to enjoy the purported benefits of KDE Neon for longer durations.


Well, it is costly in time and resources to build packages for multiple releases, so I would not consider that sustainable for longer than is strictly necessary.

It also becomes steadily harder to do so for older LTS releases, as more and more build dependencies of KDE packages cannot be satisfied by the old LTS base, so requires those backporting in the Neon archive to keep things going. That reaches a point where it is not sustainable or justifiable. Xenial base is arguably at or even perhaps past that point.

 
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