Unity8Desktop

Revision 1 as of 2013-05-15 21:21:50

Clear message

Provide a preview Unity 8 on Mir session for Ubuntu 13.10 for evaluation and testing.

Rationale

The Ubuntu convergence story has one single Unity running on all for factors (phone, table, TV, desktop). Before a converged Unity is ready for general consumption, it needs to be test driven and refined under regular use. This is a specification for putting Unity 8, the phone and tablet oriented Unity, on the desktop.

User stories

* designers need to see how apps and widgets interact with the larger form factor and varying input devices available on the desktop

* developers need to review how their apps and libraries work with the larger form factor and varying input devices available on the desktop

* the adventurous and curious want to get a preview of what's coming on their desktops soon

Required Bits

  1. Mir needs to run as a system compositor on the desktop, using commercial drivers.
  2. Mir needs to run as a session compositor.
  3. lLighDM needs to be able to run either X/Compiz or Mir as a session compositor and allow the choice of Unity 7 or Unity 8
  4. Unity 8 needs to be able to run on Mir
  5. A Unity 8 session with all required ancillary processes needs to be set up for LightDM
  6. A PPA needs to be set up with appropriate Mir, LightDM, and Unity 8 packages for Saucy
  7. Regular QA builds into the PPA need to be set up
  8. Documentation on how to set up, how to use, and how to contribute (especially reporting bugs) the session


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