A new "Unity 8" flavour

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at ubuntu.com
Wed May 14 16:58:57 UTC 2014

On 14 May 2014 17:15, Stephen M. Webb <stephen.webb at canonical.com> wrote:
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> On 05/14/2014 12:09 PM, Iain Lane wrote:
>> The desktop team would like to add a new flavour (ish, we don't plan to have any formal releases at this point) of
>> Ubuntu which contains the Unity 8 desktop and the new applications which have been developed for the touch
>> project.
>> The initial intention is to provide a product which developers can use to figure out the work that's required to
>> make a desktop product based on this software usable, and to create a space for experimentation to figure out the
>> best ways of carrying out the required integration. We still plan to migrate pieces of the current desktop over,
>> but we are very mindful of the need to not destabilise the desktop and upset its users, and are hopeful that
>> developing this flavour in parallel will mean that migrations will truly happen when software is ready instead of
>> as a result of pressure to get work into the hands of users early.
> Just out of curiosity, what does creating a new flavour deliver that is not already available simply by installing the
> Unity 8 desktop session from the archives?

As far as I understand: installation media (.iso) & ability to run
live-session of said image defaulting to unity8. Plus the default
packageset would be different, e.g. converged apps would be
pre-installed / available.



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