View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unity in Debian

Lars Noodén
June 11th, 2013, 06:18 PM
Is Unity available in any way upstream for Debian?

June 11th, 2013, 07:29 PM
Is Unity available in any way upstream for Debian?

If I follow correctly... Ubuntu Unity 13.10 - developing would be the closest to Unity Upstream. Looking even farther Upstream, would be Gnome 3 in Rawhide - on Fedora. Though it is unclear how intertwined Unity and Gnome 3 will be pushing forward - as Ubuntu works on MIR and other components that are not in Gnome 3.

Unity 12.04LTS is basically Debian 7 with Unity. Again though, it will be interesting the DE that Debian focusses on, as Gnome 3 is tightly integrated with RHEL - Gnome 3 may not be a good fit for Debian 8.

Lars Noodén
June 11th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Ok. I'll look around. I'm not seeing anything in the Wheezy (7.0) repositories however.

June 12th, 2013, 02:35 PM
The only distro that I know of that has Unity available apart from Ubuntu is Arch.

June 12th, 2013, 03:24 PM
Unity is open source so what you are looking for is not impossible. It all depends on someone doing the work. Here is the Unity Launchpad page it has a link to a download of Unity 7 tar ball. Could you not use that and install it on Debian?


I do not know Debian but this might be a stumbling bloack

Unity consists of a Compiz plugin based visual interface only, which is heavily dependent on OpenGL.

Does Debian use Compiz?


July 20th, 2013, 08:23 AM
It's not a Debian problem but if you read following bug report (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=609278) you get a clue where the problem starts.