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more desirable delay (apologies) we offer you today the news media yesterday that inflamed ‘linux users’ worldwide, and is finally uncovered Canonical his move as far as technology is concerned , for we know that the company aims to create a consistent user experience with Unity, but still did not know exactly how I would do it. Mir and Unity Next are perhaps too bold response.
First, Canonical working on her own graphic server with which the venerable Jubilee both X and the still unreleased Wayland, that it seems not meet the technical needs of the Ubuntu developers. Mir replace in SurfaceFlinger handhelds, Android graph server which currently uses Ubuntu, to do the same thing after the X on the PC.
Second, real unification of user interfaces complete with Unity Next, name under which Unity develop a single, written in Qt / QML , for all devices. It may sound like a small step ‘Pallas’ one step ‘Patras’ (for that development and subsequent abandonment of Unity 2D), but that’s how it is.
When will we see the first results of such a combination? Initially for Ubuntu 4.13 “mobile version” and can be tested, while for the desktop version will take slightly longer. In any case, the bet is decided and Canonical is expected that all converge in Ubuntu 14.04 , the next LTS, scheduled for April 2014 . Then both Ubuntu users mobile as the traditional Ubuntu will see if it has been, and how it has come.
So far the news. From here, a little information “off the record” to complete the article, which also serve as a response to the comments we have received in recent days for not covering the statements made at the time Aaron Seigo on Ubuntu and after yesterday’s announcement was again made.
As many know, Aaron Seigo is one of the most important and renowned developers of the KDE project and their comments are often taken into account because, as a developer who is experienced, has the ability to “dive” into more technical information and understand. That made the announcement of Ubuntu for tablets in the literature search up Canonical and offered him a dim view of everything surrounding the platform that aims mounted around Ubuntu.
The problem is that many media were left with only the reviews, giving the feeling of being a free attack. The same could happen with the message issued yesterday (both in Google+) after knowing what Mir and Unity Next. Summarizing much, Seigo explained that not everything is as Canonical has: its strategy is not groundbreaking, it is which the KDE Project has been developing for years , talking about unification and code. Also, regarding lurches make decisions not entirely credible as “planned for four years.”
latest post Seigo also points to desire for control by Canonical to develop its own graphical server instead of continuing to work with Wayland, rather than a technical issue, and how the ecosystem raised, although Open Source software, will be much more closed than usual, Android style.
Anyway, opinions dust rose so accurate, but they are still opinions. Is it lawful what purports Canonical? Definitely. Is it better for free software? No. Are there technical decisions about Ubuntu that hard to understand? Definitely. Will it change anything you say Aaron Seigo (a developer really lucid eye)? No.
Note: Aaron Seigo’s comments are much more “meat” of the above here, where we stayed in the rough for Mental health issues