Ubuntu Abandons Unity 8 & Mir

Ubuntu Abandons Unity 8 & Mir

Postby phosphide » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:14 pm

FML. Most of you probably don't use Ubuntu but I was so looking forward to this. Canonical is abandoning convergence, unity 8, mir display server, phones, tablets, etc. Redirecting all efforts toward the desktop and dropping Unity entirely.

In an extraordinary blog post that I have yet to fully digest, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical is to end its investment in Unity 8, Mir, Ubuntu for phones and tablets, and will no longer pursue its goal of “convergence”.

‘we will end our investment in Unity 8, the phone and convergence shell’
In a further striking admission Ubuntu’s founder adds that the Ubuntu desktop will ‘shift back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.’

“We will continue to produce the most usable open source desktop in the world, to maintain the existing LTS releases, to work with our commercial partners to distribute that desktop, to support our corporate customers who rely on it, and to delight the millions of IoT and cloud developers who innovate on top of it,” he says.

Despite the blunt about turn in developing technologies and projects that have dominated the project over the past few years Shuttleworth reaffirms Canonical’s “ongoing passion for, investment in, and commitment to, the Ubuntu desktop that millions rely on.”

All current LTS releases will continue to be maintained and supported as expected going forward. The Unity 7 desktop has been in maintenance mode for several years.

But on the diversion into the mobile space the Ubuntu founder is more pragmatic.


http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/04/ubun ... -not-unity
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Re: Ubuntu Abandons Unity 8 & Mir

Postby exploited » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Thank God.

Gnome 3 is awesome and I can't wait for it to have Ubuntu support again.

It is more ambitious than Unity in that it doesn't try to be everything, it tries to be something.
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Re: Ubuntu Abandons Unity 8 & Mir

Postby phosphide » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Gnome 3 is the worst thing ever invented. Guess I'll stick with Ubuntu Mate going forward or may install Cinnamon assuming it's more stable.
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Re: Ubuntu Abandons Unity 8 & Mir

Postby exploited » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 pm

It is a pretty slick UI, I can see why you dislike it.
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