Notice: The information on this page is likely to change soon as we switch our development focus to the UnityNext project. For more information about UnityNext, please read the spec.
The wiki documentation is targeting technical users, if you want to get an overview of Unity you might be interested ready those:
Unity Lenses - Information for developers for implementing Unity Lenses, which are plugabble elements to the Unity Dash.
Unity HUD - [Experimental] Information for developers for integrating with the Unity HUD, which is an intent-driven alternate interface to application menus.
Unity Bitesize Bugs - A great place for new hackers to contribute improvements and fixes.
Launcher Integration - For application developers that want to add progress bars and other "overlays" onto their icon in the Unity Launcher
Theming Unity - For theme writers, how to write themes for unity
Frequently Asked Questions
How to configure Unity - For Natty we're concentrating on shipping good defaults, however you can still change some things around.
Unity Terminology - this page explains what we call the different parts of the UI
Building Unity from Source - For developers who want to learn how to build Unity and Nux.
How and where to file bugs
The most valuable bug reports are crash reports.
After installing, enable apport: edit /etc/default/apport, set enabled=1 and restart you computer. Once activated the system should detect crashes and prompt you to report those.
Non crash bugs
The best way to log a bug is to use this command:
It will collect the required details and send you to launchpad to write your bug description.
(If you build Unity from source or want to open a bug without using ubuntu-bug please follow this guide)
Window matching problems
If you notice a problem with an application icon in the launcher (blurry icon, pinning not working, etc.), Unity is probably having some problems matching the window to the correct .desktop file. Please edit this wiki page with the details of any problems of this kind you find.
How to Contribute to Unity
http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/ has instructions on how to get the code and hack on it.