A Demo Of Ubuntu's Unity 8 On The Desktop
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 6 May 2015 at 12:33 PM EDT. 38 Comments
In continuation of this morning's Ubuntu 15.10 UOS session about plans for Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop, that was followed by a demo of the current Unity 8 desktop experience -- including some experimental code shown by Canonical developers.

The "Unity 8 in Desktop Mode" was shown off during a show and tell session during today's online summit. Various Canonical developers were showing off their Unity 8 desktop work on different devices, including early work on windowed mode support and the first bits of getting Qt Creator up and running on Unity 8. Questions from the community were also addressed during the session.

GNOME Terminal and Gedit have started running to some extent on Unity 8 with Mir, but issues being encountered are similar to those encountered by early Wayland porters with issues around applications having direct X11 calls that need to be worked around.

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