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    Phoronix: Unity 8 Desktop On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Could Take A Year Before Being Usable

    While Canonical no longer develops their Unity 8 stack for Ubuntu, the UBports crew continues advancing Ubuntu Touch mobile as a community project and as part of that they do work on Unity 8 for their devices and desktop support. But if you're hoping to see Unity 8 running nicely on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, that could be a while...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ntu-20.04-Year

  • #2
    Unity8 and Touch represents the worst of open source.

    This bag of failure is a blend of CLA and NIH. Only to be killed off when Canonical realized how bad it was.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
      Unity8 and Touch represents the worst of open source.

      This bag of failure is a blend of CLA and NIH. Only to be killed off when Canonical realized how bad it was.
      I still don't understand why Unity even exists to begin with.

      It was made for netbooks, but I installed it on my Eee PC when it was new, it ran like absolute garbage, it was borderline unusable. I felt like I was witnessing the emperor's new clothes. I just didn't see the logic in it.

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      • #4
        Ironmask Unity7 was a design choice. Unity8 was a business choice. Both were poor choices of course..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
          Unity8 and Touch represents the worst of open source.

          This bag of failure is a blend of CLA and NIH. Only to be killed off when Canonical realized how bad it was.
          Canonical killed it because there's zero money to be made in the Linux desktop and making a desktop (and reinventing the wheel all the time) comes at a huge cost.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ironmask View Post
            I still don't understand why Unity even exists to begin with.

            It was made for netbooks,
            No it was part of the push towards convergence, aka their foray into mobile devices. Once that project failed they dropped the ball on Unity too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Britoid View Post
              Canonical killed it because there's zero money to be made in the Linux desktop and making a desktop (and reinventing the wheel all the time) comes at a huge cost.
              I'm far from the first Canonical supporter but I'd like to remind that they aren't this retarded, it was supposed to be used in mobile and embedded devices, desktop was secondary.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
                Unity8 and Touch represents the worst of open source.

                This bag of failure is a blend of CLA and NIH. Only to be killed off when Canonical realized how bad it was.
                This sounds like someone else today

                but that being said, we have no CLA at ubports nor have we had any NIH since we took over. we are going as most upstream as we can trying to replace everything we can with maintained stuff, but it would be NIH to start over again and not use what canonical has made.

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                • #9
                  I think the work done by the Ubports crew in pushing Ubuntu Touch forward has been really impressive.

                  With the PinePhone we should see that work reach many more people, hopefully including some who might get involved in development.

                  The Ubports messaging has also been really refreshing. Clear in their aims, clear about their limitations and welcoming to newcomers.

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                  • #10
                    I wish ubports all the best, they have a real positive attitude and they deserve it. However I'm afraid they're beating a dead horse.

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