The time has come to update from wasta 16.04 to something newer.
The reasons I'm dissuaded are that things have been stable for almost 7 years.
- I'm not sure what will break.
- I'm not sure which applications I don't want anymore.
- I have several programs that require custom install. These include:
xlingpaper - which is fine
- zotero – which is working on the new version.
- kla which is a custom headache
- unicode tools written in perl which is a custom headache.
- GrassGIS which I rarely use.
- My installed version of Hugo
- My installed version of GoLang
Why I need to move.
- I need to use obsidian and the snap package won't work.
- Chromium is out of date.
- slack is out of date and not updating.
- Browser based warnings that I am using an old browser on some websites/services.
- JuypterStudio / tools wont run
I want to get rid of:
I'm thinking about following these instructions:
Before I do that I need to bet a list of the various software I have installed:
Export list of installed programs and install them on another computer (Ubuntu)
and follow: https://askubuntu.com/a/353004/1661518
OK I did update on may 29th... it took 10 hours. Now I'm sorting out all the visual theme stuff I lost in the process something about unity vs gnome. Chromium updated fine, brave installs. I had to uninstall vivaldi, and signal Tom get the upgrade to work. Obsidian and slack now work. There is the question on if i should just move up the ladder to 22.04.