GNOME3

Summary

The specification describes how Ubuntu will work on the new GNOME3 components, what packages will be available and where and what tasks the team plans to work on

Rationale

Ubuntu is a GNOME based distribution, having the new versions and components available early will benefit the distribution, users and GNOME

User stories

  • Users will want to try the new GNOME components and be able to test GNOME3, it will be easy to do so from Ubuntu

Assumptions

  • The new components will be available to universe first and until being ready to be used by default in which case they will be considered for the desktop installation

Design

  • The new components will go to universe
  • The current components updates will be packaged the usual way
  • The team will work to make the desktop applications use the new libraries

Implementation

  • gnome-shell will be packaged in universe
  • zeitgeist will be packaged in universe
  • http://www.gnome.org/~fpeters/299.html has the list of cleaning tasks, the team will work on cleaning api usage in the desktop applications and especially libgnome*, libgnomevfs, libglade, other libraries are probably too much work for the karmic cycle

UI Changes

  • No interface changes out of the standard GNOME updates changes

Code Changes

Migration

  • No migration required

Test/Demo Plan


CategorySpec

DesktopTeam/Specs/Karmic/GNOME3 (last edited 2009-07-09 08:10:26 by tomvanbraeckel)