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    Unity in Fuduntu

    hello all,

    i was wondering if you can install unity in fuduntu. pretty simple

    if it is necessary, fuduntu is based on fedora, and already has gnome 2 on it.

    thank you for your help

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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    We currently do not support Unity and we don't have any plans to support it either. Sorry
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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    Ubuntu + Unity is based upon Gnome 3 Desktop Environment. So, it is not just a matter of installing a few Unity packages. Ubuntu and its components are open source. So, there is nothing to stop a developer from taking the code and modifying it. I doubt very much if it would be easy to get Unity working on Ubuntu that is built on Gnome 2. And you want to try it on a distribution based upon Fedora which uses the RPM packaging method and not the Debian packaging method used by Ubuntu.
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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    I highly doubt that any other Linux distro that isn't already Ubuntu based will ever adopt Unity. Unity relies on a lot of HEAVILY modified library files that the Ubuntu developer's themselves maintain and would probably be more trouble than it's worth for say a Fedora or SUSE based distro to adopt it. At least as it is now. That might change if they actually re-write it in QT as I keep hearing might/will (?) eventually happen.

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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    Quote Originally Posted by neruson View Post
    I highly doubt that any other Linux distro that isn't already Ubuntu based will ever adopt Unity.
    I know for sure that Unity is available for Arch Linux as I've used it myself.
    AFAIK there are a few other distros that have it as well, although I can't remember which ones off the top of my head.
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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    I know for sure that Unity is available for Arch Linux as I've used it myself.
    AFAIK there are a few other distros that have it as well, although I can't remember which ones off the top of my head.
    I was talking more of official adoption ie. added to the distro's official repos. It's a third party, unsupported repo under Arch. While I'm not a huge fan of Unity (I don't hate it by any means) I still do hope it's gets in more distribution's repos eventually. Some people obviously really like it, and more choice is a good thing.

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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    Quote Originally Posted by neruson View Post
    I was talking more of official adoption ie. added to the distro's official repos. It's a third party, unsupported repo under Arch. While I'm not a huge fan of Unity (I don't hate it by any means) I still do hope it's gets in more distribution's repos eventually. Some people obviously really like it, and more choice is a good thing.
    The problem that Unity, and along with it all of Canonical's code has is that to contribute to it you have to sign a contributor agreement that gives Ubuntu all rights to any code you push upstream. That is the largest contributing factor to why we wouldn't consider adopting it, Mir, or anything else owned by Canonical.
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    Re: Unity in Fuduntu

    Thanks for clearing that up. I always thought it was because Unity relied on a heavily modified and deprecated version of glib (guess I was wrong about that). I don't think I would sign something like that either. Seems like Canonical doesn't really want anyone else using their code.

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