Feedback on desktop convergence changes
dabeor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 14:56:35 UTC 2014
Even if we remove the concern about where Unity will go, convergence of
Phone/Tablet and Desktop code means that all changes that are made for
the phone/tablet must take the Desktop into account and vice-verse.
Phones and tablets are essentially used in the same way and making
design and technical decisions for those type of environments to match
However, desktop environments are used in a very different way. The
decisions that are made for a desktop environment should not be limited
by how it will affect a phone/tablet. My opinion is that these two
different things should remain separate.
On 8/20/14, 9:01 AM, Alistair Buxton wrote:
> On 19 August 2014 22:19, Michael Hall <mhall119 at ubuntu.com> 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 gmail.com
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