Ubuntu's Roadmap Around Snappy, Phones & Mir / Unity 8
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 4 August 2015 at 09:01 AM EDT. 18 Comments
UBUNTU --
Olli Ries of Canonical has published a blog post outlining the various client technologies being worked on for Ubuntu, their roadmap, and the plans for making Ubuntu 16.04 a grand Long Term Support release.

If you're still confused by Snappy, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Touch, and Desktop Next, Olli's new blog post explains those technologies being worked on and how Ubuntu Personal is their next-step for converged devices and leveraging these technologies that have been in development for a while.

"We will be seeing a solid 15.10 leading to the Long Term Support release 16.04. I personally expect some improvements around the Dash and general usability improvements for users with high resolution screens in addition to the work that’s done to polish and stabilize Ubuntu to the level a LTS release deserves. Unity 7 and X.org will continue to be the default Desktop, but we’ll offer Unity 8 in an alternative desktop session. The Unity 8 session will be able to use a lot of the work that is being developed for Ubuntu phone and the first level of convergence is happening right there, in this Unity 8 session," read more via this blog post.
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