Is Unity available in any way upstream for Debian?
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.
The only distro that I know of that has Unity available apart from Ubuntu is Arch.
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
Does Debian use Compiz?Unity consists of a Compiz plugin based visual interface only, which is heavily dependent on OpenGL.
Last edited by grahammechanical; June 12th, 2013 at 03:26 PM.
It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530
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.