Feedback on desktop convergence changes

Alistair Buxton a.j.buxton at
Wed Aug 20 14:01:31 UTC 2014

On 19 August 2014 22:19, Michael Hall <mhall119 at> wrote:

> The appearance of Unity on the desktop should remain functionally the
> same (it'll get a visual update though). It will still function as a
> desktop, the way Unity 7 does today.

I think the concern here is that the converged applications will be as
bad as Unity, and not that Unity itself will get any worse.

This does not affect Xubuntu however as we only use a couple of Ubuntu
applications which could easily be replaced if they go south.

A much bigger question is whether Xorg will continue to receive the
same level of maintenance as it does now, since there is very little
chance Xfce will be ported to Wayland at any time in the next two
years. (Since it would require a total rewrite and either the removal
of several features or a massive effort to reimplement the missing
required APIs in a cross-desktop way.)

Alistair Buxton
a.j.buxton at

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