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Ubuntu Gnome Seeking Long Term Support Status 26

sfcrazy writes "The Ubuntu Gnome team wants to join the elite club of Ubuntu flavors which enjoy the LTS (Long Term Support) status. Ubuntu 14.04 will be an LTS release making it a good time for the Ubuntu Gnome flavor to be promoted since it will be two more years before the next LTS release."
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Ubuntu Gnome Seeking Long Term Support Status

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  • by X10 ( 186866 ) on Friday March 07, 2014 @07:53PM (#46432051) Homepage

    Why does Canonical keep fixing things that aren't broken, things that everybody's happy with? Ubuntu doesn't want to be Apple, nor does it want to be Windows. Ubuntu wants to be Ubuntu.

    • by slashdot_commentator ( 444053 ) on Friday March 07, 2014 @08:41PM (#46432309) Journal

      1) There are a lot of detractors of Gnome 3. Everyone is not happy with it.

      2) What you don't grasp is what I admire about Canonical/Shuttleworth. What kept Linux (or Ubuntu) from dominating the desktop was an inferior GUI experience to Apple/Windows (and unequal driver support). You could chose Gnome or KDE, both too flawed and two unmotivated to compete for the general (dumb) consumer market, give up and go with some form of LXDE(?), or do what Canonical did. Canonical wanted to go after what it saw was the future, and instead of unsuccessfully negotiating with Gnome & KDE designer councils to implement what Canonical wanted, Canonical took its future into its own hands. Computing hardware was moving to tablets, phones & gear, not desktops, and they wanted a GUI that could bridge both worlds. That's why they went to Unity, and given the problems producing a compositor competitive with DirectX, they went to Wayland, then Mir.

      3) Every megalomanic in Unixland operates like a bloodthirsty Bolshevik, and thinks Canonical owes them a living for failure or half a loaf.

      • by pmontra ( 738736 )

        I admire both Canonical and the Gnome team because they made bold decisions and innovated the desktop. Unfortunately they moved into directions far away from how I like to use my desktop. At least I hope Canonical succeeds in giving us a device that can be both a phone and a computer. My dream is a 100 g (3.5 oz) device with the same computing power of a quad core i7. Many years to go.

        Disclaimer: I'm using better and worse in a subjective way in this post. I'm not deluding myself by thinking that everybo

    • by diebels ( 893147 )
      I haven't managed to like running gnome3 or unity on non touch screens computers, and the classic session does not seem very classic. Gnome2 is still alive and well though (not broken just yet), I have it running here with some useful compiz effects. Just install gnome-session-flashback and some extras for compiz; compizconfig-settings-manager, compiz-gnome, compiz-plugins-extra, and you're good to go.
  • ...I want a pony, Canonical. Pay up!

    Its pretty freaking obvious that Canonical's GUI strategy (Unity/Mir) does not involve depending on Gnome. Since neither Shuttleworth is the richest man on earth, or Canonical isn't making a huge profit, why should they be investing salaries into an ancillary GUI, which isn't even that popular within the industry?

    I hope Canonical decides to include Gnome into the 14.04 LTS, but only if the company thinks they can afford to invest resources towards it.

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