Ubuntu & Gnome 3.4

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 6 16:21:27 UTC 2012

On 6 January 2012 10:41, James Haigh <james.r.haigh at gmail.com> 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.
> 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.

The community is welcome to produce a Ubuntu CD that uses GNOME Shell
as the default desktop. Basically, it just needs technical people to
step up and do the work required. Here's a recent email asking for
help with supporting GNOME on Ubuntu:


Although on the other hand, installing gnome-shell is very easy in Ubuntu 11.10.

And you could always pass out Kubuntu, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu disks. ;-)
But I agree with Charlie: Unity in 11.10 is far better than Unity on

Jeremy Bicha

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