taking Unity to the next level

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 4 21:50:22 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Ted Gould <ted at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-03-04 at 15:35 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> Projecting out a year or two, I'm personally starting to run short of
> reasons
> why a non-Unity desktop flavor of Ubuntu makes sense as a value proposition.
> I
> can probably build a current KDE + Debian Wheezy derivative with less work
> than it'll take to continue to maintain anything similar withing Ubuntu.
> For some derivatives that may be the case, but it would seem for Kubuntu
> specifically Canonical now has vested interest in keeping the Qt stack
> working really well and will start to pick up work that has been done by
> Kubuntu-devs previously free'ing time to working other more KDE specific
> stuff.  I don't know, seems like a golden time for Kubuntu to me.

I was thinking the same thing - surely if we have a solid Qt stack, an
extensive app developer program based around that stack that keeps it
fresh, as well as the actively maintained foundational pieces (e.g.
kernel, bootstrapping layers), wouldn't this help Kubuntu more? It
seems the primary blocker here is whether KDE will run on Mir, but if
Mir offers a compelling display server, maybe upstream would be
interested in making use of it?


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