You are definitely coming from the wrong angle towards me.......everything I said has to do with this thread....it is KODI and Ubuntu MATE related.
Of course I appreciate Peoples work..........I appreciate all the variants of Ubuntu that are out there. What I am trying to "Suggest" and not "Demand" is that peoples precious time and effort would be better suited on a more focused accomplishment....For example....it is a total waste of time and man power to create things like ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 15.10 and all not LTS releases....Linux Mint and Bohdi have both finally realized this...and have focused their time and effort on Perfecting the LTS releases...which is something I am absolutely more happy about...where as before distros created fragmentation within their own distro and causing everyone else to work hard to to make their software and repos compatible with inbetween non LTS releases....ones that will have a really short lifespan....what we need is .point updates to the LTS releases......anyhow I say all that as an example and picture of what I am trying to convey to Wimpy (and how about letting him speak for himself rather than you speaking for him?)
I am about empowering the Linux Community......I sell Computers for a living and have switched 98% of my customers to Ubuntu/LinuxMint...they love it....all I want id for the Pi and Ubuntu to succeed....and it can only do that if we have less fragmentation.
However....we each individually own our own personal Raspberry pi's...and we each can do whatever we wish with them.....so if one deems putting their efforts into a particular task...so be it...I can't stop anyone...nor can they stop me...thats not the point. The point is to be more productive.
And I believe Kratos has already gotten KODI to work with Ubuntu 16.04...so he says...I dare not try it yet.
So perhaps Wimpy can help on that....alot simpler I think.
My idea is still darn great...because it fools the system to get something to work where it would appear it did not (because it is not "available" yet for ubuntu MATE)