According to this, the reasons for there not (yet) being a Xubuntu beta for 12.10 are:
- The ISOs are oversized for standard CDs
- The installer locks when attempting to do the “Install Xubuntu 12.10 alongside…” auto-resize (1027461), manual method for editing partitions and resizing works
- Some of the indicators are not available in Beta 1
- The Greybird theme has a visual regression in the left/right window borders with some drivers; the left side is invisible and the right side has a dark blue/dotted lines
I'm wondering about the inclusion of Gnumeric. Since Xubuntu is a "community-developed" OS, is there any information on how many Xubuntu users actually use Gnumeric or for that matter other software included in the original iso? Is there a place to indicate what software a user prefers?
(I don't want to talk about the virtues of pen drives and DVDs. The fact that they've mentioned "standard CDs" is enough.)
I've tried to use Gnumeric a few times over the years, but I miss the Data, Subtotals feature that is available in Calc. Overall, support and documentation for Gnumeric is pretty limited, AFAICT.
As an aside, I like the Bodhi Linux way of keeping the install as minimal as possible and leaving the choice of software to each user subsequently. I wouldn't mind one bit if Xubuntu went that way.
Unlike another distro which claims to be "complete" out of the box, Canonical has legal considerations in mind and so users of Ubuntu and its community-developed derivatives are accustomed to a post-iso step of installing what they want.