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    Phoronix: UBports' Fork Of Unity 8 Plans To Eventually Get On Wayland

    UBports is one of the leading teams right now planning a fork of the Unity 8 desktop now that it's being abandoned by Canonical. While a lead Mir developer hopes Mir will stick around and see compatibility with Wayland and Mark continues to believe in Mir, the UBports team is looking at getting Unity 8 on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...8-Wayland-Talk

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    long life Unity 8!!!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Griffin View Post
      Competing forks of dead on arrival code. Wow, stupid.

      good luck going nowhere.
      I agree. Now, wait for discontinued forks.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Griffin View Post
        Competing forks of dead on arrival code. Wow, stupid.

        good luck going nowhere.
        Why so toxic?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nazar-pc View Post

          Why so toxic?
          Phoronix is a place where some people vent their personal frustrations, it happens all the time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nazar-pc View Post

            Why so toxic?
            It's Griffin, he's the "Gnome is god and I am his prophet" guy. Interacting with him is wasted effort.

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            • #7
              Personally I have always liked the thought of convergence - and quite like Unity in its current form in Ubuntu (as Unity 7). I can't help the thought that if they had ditched Mir a long time ago and just went for Unity 8 on Wayland, we would have had Unity 8 in Ubuntu by now and less tension. However that is all alternative history by now....
              My best wishes to the folks who attempt to keep their dream alive - and a merry F**k Yourself to all the non-constructive toxic people.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Veto View Post
                Personally I have always liked the thought of convergence - and quite like Unity in its current form in Ubuntu (as Unity 7). I can't help the thought that if they had ditched Mir a long time ago and just went for Unity 8 on Wayland, we would have had Unity 8 in Ubuntu by now and less tension. However that is all alternative history by now....
                My best wishes to the folks who attempt to keep their dream alive - and a merry F**k Yourself to all the non-constructive toxic people.
                Me too which is why I supported the project by buying Ubuntu phone, but in the end it wasnt Mir that ended convergence, it was lack of interest of the industry for Linux convergence, Unity 8 and Mir were part of a bigger story which is convergence, not just to replace Unity 7 and X.org, once that story was no more due to lack of interest from the industry, continuing development of Unity 8 and Mir was no longer feasible and merely a waste of money. I hope some of the code will be used on other projects, at least Ubuntu Core and snaps were a success, adoption of Ubuntu Core on IoT has been very good, and snaps along with flatpak are the future of packaging Linux applications. I would like to see Unity 8 completed and ported to Wayland, many people like Unity and it would be a shame to have it disappear, though Unity 7 will remain a viable option for a while, at least until X.org is replaced, it will be in the archives and perhaps someone will even create a new Ubuntu flavor with it, I also hope that Canonical will make Gnome more Unity-like via extensions, I managed to do it pretty decently with extensions and some tweaking, but there is no support for global menu.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Veto View Post
                  Personally I have always liked the thought of convergence - and quite like Unity in its current form in Ubuntu (as Unity 7). I can't help the thought that if they had ditched Mir a long time ago and just went for Unity 8 on Wayland, we would have had Unity 8 in Ubuntu by now and less tension. However that is all alternative history by now....
                  My best wishes to the folks who attempt to keep their dream alive - and a merry F**k Yourself to all the non-constructive toxic people.
                  Well, you may have liked convergence, but since Ubuntu Phone is no more, there's nothing to converge with anymore.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Veto View Post
                    Personally I have always liked the thought of convergence - and quite like Unity in its current form in Ubuntu (as Unity 7). I can't help the thought that if they had ditched Mir a long time ago and just went for Unity 8 on Wayland, we would have had Unity 8 in Ubuntu by now and less tension. ...
                    Less tension yes, but most likely not more mobile devices with Ubuntu, and therefore still little to no money for Canonical - and this would still mean (from a company perspective): wrong way.

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