Unity For Fedora (As in OpenSUSE or Arch)
jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Jan 27 11:28:20 UTC 2012
----- Original Message -----
> On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 04:16 -0500, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > On Wednesday 25 January 2012 19:05:37 Manuel Escudero wrote:
> > > > And also I've been told this desktop is available for
> > > > ArchLinux now as well... As for this facts I was wondering
> > > > how feasible is to port Unity to Fedora as well
> > >
> > > The last I heard from the Arch packaging efforts was that Unity
> > > won't
> > > be an
> > > officially supported package until it no longer depends on
> > > non-upstream patches
> > > to GTK+ and friends.
> > >
> > > The same seems to be true for OpenSuse:
> > > > Since we're replacing some of the core components of openSUSE
> > > > (ex:
> > > > GTK+,
> > > > gnome-session) the priority is important.
> > > (pasted from your link)
> > >
> > > I don't think I'm going out on a limb if I say that this doesn't
> > > look
> > > like
> > > Unity will hit Fedora repos anytime soon. You may look at
> > > repos.fedorapeople.org, though.
> > >
> > > As far as I remember Adam Williamson once looked at the
> > > feasibility
> > > of
> > > packaging Unity for Fedora. Don't know what was the result,
> > > though.
> > > Maybe he
> > > can elaborate on that.
> > I tried Unity 2D, the QML version - it's much more easier to
> > package for
> > Fedora, I was nearly done but Unity then introduced a lot of new G*
> > dependencies and I didn't want to step into our desktop lands (but
> > I
> > suppose the are not using these deps, so it shouldn't be a big
> > problem).
> If it's not in Fedora, you can package it if you need it. You
> don't need to ask the Desktop team anything (and a bunch of us have
> proven packager so we can help with updates, if GNOME does end up
> those dependencies).
Yeah, I know, of course. Just heard that time that some Red Hatters/
Fedora guys ere going to work on it too. Now I'm checking the stuff
again, refreshing package reviews etc.
The truth is I gave it up due to completely non-distribution friendly
approach in Unity upstream (aka no upstream tarballs, just Ubuntu
Btw. thanks for help offer,
> > So I can try to give it another round.
> > R.
> > > Lars
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