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Old 26th February 2012, 08:30 PM
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Wink Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

When will the Unity shell be ported to Fedora, if it's to ever be ported? Just curious, as the Unity shell don't look half bad on Ubuntu. I'm also a little curious if GNOME 3, along with Unity will ever be ported to BSD as well.

P.S. I would honestly like to give the Unity shell a shot eventually. Also, I mean Unity as an option besides GNOME, like KDE, XCFE, or LXDE, and not a total replacement for GNOME.

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Old 26th February 2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

Gnome 3 isn't ported to BSD yet though some people have successfully compiled it for PCBSD.
Look here for more information http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=14811
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Old 26th February 2012, 09:26 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

Dang! That's cool!
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Old 26th February 2012, 10:36 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...ry/161631.html
A long thread that picks up again in February but comes to no real conclusion.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Unity to hit the Fedora repos.
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:22 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

read from this post http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...ry/161992.html you got a lot of reading to do . have fun
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

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http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...ry/161631.html
A long thread that picks up again in February but comes to no real conclusion.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Unity to hit the Fedora repos.
Not holding my breath at all. Just curious is all.
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Old 26th February 2012, 11:55 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

Unity is just as bad as Gnome-shell. why would we wantg it in Fedora?
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Old 27th February 2012, 12:47 AM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

Unity really don't look all that horrid, and TBH, GNOME Shell isn't horrid either, I use it with Fedora sometimes and really actually kinda like it. Not as much as Openbox, GNOME 2, or LXDE, but still.
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Old 27th February 2012, 04:55 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

There were some announcements on porting Unity (then at Ubuntu 11.04) to Fedora and openSuSE, but as far as I know those efforts have been abandoned. Plus, there really hasn't been an interest for porting Unity because others distros use Gnome 3, which really isn't all that different. Unless Gnome falls off a cliff or Unity becomes really popular, I'd expect that you won't see anything else.
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Old 27th February 2012, 05:51 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

The impression I've got is that Unity isn't as self-contained as GNOME Shell (or the other desktop shells for that matter), and needs several other packages to be patched to get the most "native" experience. Until and unless those patches are accepted by up-stream projects, and/or GNOME Shell, Unity, Cinnamon and Plasma etc. agree new standards for such things as notifications and application menus, porting Unity to non-Ubuntu systems is likely to be a painful process. And that's ignoring issues with Compiz, which Unity depends on, and has also been having problems recently.

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Old 27th February 2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

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Old 28th February 2012, 12:51 AM
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Question Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

@Rupert
OK. But what about GNOME Shell and BSD? I'd somewhat like to see a GNOME 3 edition of GhostBSD come out eventually, although the GNOME 2 and LXDE editions of that BSD (I have the LXDE edition burned off on CD) are pretty nice with the right hardware.

RHEL and its clones and OpenIndana are definitely staying with GNOME 2 as it's one of the best enterprise desktops out there, although, to be honest, LXDE and Openbox wouldn't be bad enterprise desktops either, so maybe they could have RHEL, its clones, and OpenIndiana available with LXDE or Openbox as well as GNOME 2?

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Old 28th February 2012, 01:31 AM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

RHEL7 will eventually get Gnome3. what version? is anyones guess
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Old 28th February 2012, 02:06 AM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

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RHEL7 will eventually get Gnome3. what version? is anyones guess
Surprising. GNOME 2, LXDE, and Openbox would for sure make better enterprise desktops than GNOME 3 because they're faster and easier to use, while GNOME 3, Unity, and KDE would be better for the home market. XFCE I guess would work pretty well with the netbook market.

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Old 28th February 2012, 02:12 AM
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Re: Unity shell to ever be ported to Fedora?

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Surprising. GNOME 2, LXDE, and Openbox would for sure make better enterprise desktops than GNOME 3 because they're faster and easier to use, while GNOME 3, Unity, and KDE would be better for the home market. XFCE I guess would work pretty well with the netbook market.
People that run Servers dont need a GUI like Gnome/KDE/XFCE etc. Unity is not well designed, just go over to the ubuntu forums an ask the people that hate it cause of its flaws.

i used Unity once. i totally loathed it.
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