Ubuntu's usefullness

Asked by pluMmet on 2009-03-04

I'm part of a private Beta of a highly regarded animation package.

The folks involved with it's creation are making a Linux version.

I asked for Ubuntu support and was told:
"Ubuntu is a moving target; most developers of commercial apps stay away from it due to it's potential volatility."

How can such a GREAT OS have such a bad reputation with developers?

What can be done about it?

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pluMmet (odopo9) said : #1

The developers say they are making the package to work with Red Hat.

How does their comment that I quoted apply to Ubuntu but not Red Hat?

Simeon Visser (svisser) said : #2

It's better to make a thread about this at ubuntuforums.org, it'll draw more discussion there I think.

pluMmet (odopo9) said : #3

I did make a thread there...they told me to make a thread here :P

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) said : #4

What do they mean by "potential volatility"? My (humble) guess is that Ubuntu will continue to be the most widespread linux distro in the future.

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) said : #5

Maybe they are more interested in server editions. Red Hat might have more market share in server editions.

Jorge Castro (jorge) said : #6

They probably want a slower-moving target, that's what LTS (Long Term Support) releases are for.