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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

    Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyNTc

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    This is not surprising at all. In fact, I was looking forward to core apps being rewritten in QML and brought up to better standards.

    Inb4 funkSTAR "Canonical is the devil because of CLA and they boycott GNOME"

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    • #3
      Do they have enough devs to do all this at the same time ? There are projects out there which could benefit everyone in *nix ecosystem and that need devs, who will contribute to this mess ? Miguel de Icaza maybe (ahahahah) ? Also I don't like Shuttleworth saying GNOME3 is a Unity rip-off, I don't even see the point in this statement. I feel that things may go really really wrong sooner or later about these idiotic decisions, bad spirit and perverted politics.

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      • #4
        obviously yet another calculator without basic functionality is needed.

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        • #5
          QML?

          So maybe the apps can be reused for razor-qt?

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          • #6
            Technical feasibiity aside and whether you agree with their decisions or not, it's becoming pretty clear (at least to me) that their "desktop" decisions are being almost solely driven by their mobile strategy at this point. As soon as you put their decisions in this context, it starts to make "sense" as far as explaining the logic regardless of whatever their publicly stated reasoning might be.

            It seems to me that there is still a market (however niche it might be) for them to carve out with their mobile efforts if they play their cards right. If they spread their resources too thin on projects that might not be explicitly necessary (hint: Mir), then they will fall flat on their face.

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            • #7
              Anyone else think those advert "links" are really really annoying on Phoronix? Everytime I think it's a link, nope pop up advert, argh!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by oleid View Post
                So maybe the apps can be reused for razor-qt?
                Probably Canonical need some sort of DE integration, so I think other dependency is likely

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by omer666 View Post
                  Also I don't like Shuttleworth saying GNOME3 is a Unity rip-off, I don't even see the point in this statement.
                  But did he really say that? Or are you twisting his actual words?

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                  • #10
                    Will these apps only work on Ubuntu?

                    Will Ubuntu still be able to run software not written in the Ubuntu SDK?

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                    • #11
                      I'm going to say it again: Ubuntu = Linux. You see if happening right here, right now.

                      Canonical is making a play to take over Linux development, plain and simple. And I view this as a good thing. With a single, unifying force, [s]Linux[/s] Ubuntu might become a legitimate challenge to Windows/OSX.

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                      • #12
                        Unclear future

                        When I got known with Ubuntu Linux distribution years ago, it was a collection of famous open-source software, that most of people were happy with. What we see now, is that they are making their own legacy software (similar to HTC and Samsung on their Android phones), that easily can paralyzes their ability to choose the best software. Many consider systemd superior to upstart, but since the latter is Canonical's own pet project, they have stuck with it. Gnome 3 and KDE are not perfect, but Unity is equally "strange" too.

                        Well, we have all those Kubuntus, Linux Mints, and whatever because people are not happy with Canonical's way. I wouldn't be suprised, if the trend becomes stronger in the future.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
                          .. With a single, unifying force, [s]Linux[/s] Ubuntu might become a legitimate challenge to Windows/OSX.
                          Not as long as they continue suffering from their Python diarrhea. It's funny how their PR staff says they're so concerned about performance they're about to count CPU & GPU cycles (which is an idiotic statement, really) yet they use Python for core stuff like software center, update manager etc.
                          Last edited by mark45; 03-12-2013, 12:04 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Are you serious?

                            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                            Will these apps only work on Ubuntu?

                            Will Ubuntu still be able to run software not written in the Ubuntu SDK?
                            These questions have been asked and answered so many times its not funny.....

                            1) No
                            2) Yes

                            Source: www.google.com

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                              Not as long as they continue suffering from their Python diarrhea. It's funny how their PR staff says they're so concerned about performance they're about to count CPU & GPU cycles (which is an idiotic statement, really) yet they use Python for core stuff like software center, update manager etc.
                              They are currently working on bringing Ubuntu Phone/Touch up to speed, which obviously will not use the desktop apps like Software Center and Software Update, but expect them to rewrite basicly everything for the desktop, too, in Qt/QML afterwards.

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