Post-natty changes to unity [Was: Re: Ubuntu & Gnome 3.4]

Evan Huus eapache at
Fri Jan 6 15:58:38 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM, James Haigh <james.r.haigh at> wrote:
> I was a keen Unity fan when Natty came out. However, since Oneiric,
> Unity is the main reason why I'm still using Natty.

I find that very interesting. My personal opinion (and the general
majority opinion, as far as I can tell) is that the Oneiric changes to
unity were clear improvements.

I'd be very grateful if you could provide some specific examples of
behaviors that you preferred in Natty that were changed or removed in


> It has become a lot less usable, and a bit less elegant (Eg: Ubuntu
> start button thing). Some of the things that drew me to Natty have
> gone.
> It's not the first time that upgrading Ubuntu has lost features, but
> usually it's worth it due to other improvements. These things aren't
> accidental regressions, they are intentional. I think there should be
> some way of communicating to developers positive feedback about
> features (not just bugs or feature requests). Otherwise you only hear
> when it goes wrong. Something like "I use this feature and it's good!
> Please don't remove it!", or at the very least, there should be an
> /option/ to enable the feature even if it's no longer default.
> I'm planning on switching to Gnome 3, but why isn't there a flavour of
> Ubuntu for Gnome? I want to give out CDs again, but I'm not giving out
> any post-Natty version of Unity.
> James Haigh.
> On 06/01/2012, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar at> wrote:
>> Hi Gianfranco,
>> These links should help you with that :
>> Hope this helps,
>> Bilal Akhtar.
>> On Jan 5, 2012 8:42 PM, "Gianfranco Costamagna" <
>> costamagnagianfranco at> wrote:
>>> Sorry for the stupid question:
>>> Are you really plan to release ubuntu 12.04 without gnome 3.4 in the
>>> official repository?
>>> I mean, I can understand you prefere unity as default, but IMAO ubuntu
>>> should provide the latest gnome, like it provides the latest kernel
>>> released in the developing process.
>>> Please don't leave users to search for a ppa/build it themselves, since
>>> this is a bit usability problem, and a regression for bug 1 [1]
>>> [1]
>>> Just my 0.02 $
>>> Gianfranco
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