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    Default A New Unity 8 Version Of Ubuntu Proposed

    Phoronix: A New Unity 8 Version Of Ubuntu Proposed

    A new Unity 8 flavor of Ubuntu Linux is being proposed for helping developers experiment with the next-generation Ubuntu stack built upon the Unity 8 desktop components, the Mir display server, and related code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5MDc

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    Sounds like they've learned from some of the mistakes of the first Unity rollout.

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    Good move. It would be nice if they also made this build a rolling release similar to Archlinux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e8hffff View Post
    Good move. It would be nice if they also made this build a rolling release similar to Archlinux.
    Agreed, a rolling release (not quite as bleeding edge as Arch) would make more sense these days for Ubuntu. Perhaps having three versions; stable, testing, and development would suffice all as rolling releases.

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    I'm comfortable with the current dist upgrade. With a rolling release you probably would also get all the bugs...

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    I wouldn't object to a rolling-ish style release, just as long as the LTS's remain the same. I would love to have a setup where I can choose what happens to it.

    Example... I fire up a stock Ubuntu instance. If I do nothing, it remains as such. Ticking an extra software source in the repo and bingo, I might have all of my applications updated, rolling style. Another tick in the software source field and I can choose to upgrade far more than that, such as everything under the hood.

    Really the only appealing thing to me about rolling distros is that I'll get the latest applications, though the majority of the time I never have a 'need' (keyword) to upgrade, though it would be nice to keep my OS itself relatively stock and just spun up to newer versions of Clementine, Gimp, blah blah on the fly.

    Just my rambling 2c, though.

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