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Ubuntu Dropping Ubuntu Touch, Unity 8 and (Presumably) Mir

Started by gameblabla, April 06, 2017, 01:12:39 pm

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gameblabla

I did not expect that :
https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Dropping-Unity

Even though i did not use Unity in a long time, it's still surprising they dropped Unity 8 after working on it for more than 5 years.
Ultimately, they finally realized Convergence was dead duck. (Microsoft learned it the hard way)

They also announced that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will use Gnome (god no), rather than Unity 8 or even Unity 7.
Presumably, this would also mean that they give up on Mir.
I fail to see Gnome supporting Mir, given that it provides no real advantages compared to Wayland and they have limited resources.

So much efforts for nothing.

That's why we need a basic income guys : so that nobody works on useless s***.

DJ Omnimaga

That sucks D:. Btw is Unity 8 the same thing as that game development thing?

gameblabla

Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on April 06, 2017, 04:21:52 pm
That sucks D:. Btw is Unity 8 the same thing as that game development thing?

Nope. They are two different things. Unity here refers to the user interface in Ubuntu.
You are confusing it with the game engine Unity.

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