Unity desktop and maverick backport

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 18 20:32:57 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 10:47 -0800, Rick Spencer wrote:
> In my opinion, for what it is worth, this sounds like an unfortunate,
> but necessary trade off. 
> I think we will lose a fairly large degree of testing and feedback, by
> forcing interested contributors to move Natty so early. However, I think
> it's rational to trade that for an increased focus on the ultimate
> quality of the new compiz-based unity in Natty and beyond.
> I think we'll get the most useful feedback from people *using* Unity.
> So, this means that we'll need to focus on supporting early Natty
> adopters, for instance paying more attention to quickly resolving
> adoption blocking bugs. 
> My $.02

Agreed. I think the trick here to encouraging testing is installation on
USB key-rings; they are cheap, the installations run natively on the
hardware, and they are low risk.

I plan on getting documentation together and raising the awareness of
this soon.


Jono Bacon
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