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Re: Official end off Ubuntu Phone - Please read this because this is sad....
I really liked the idea of convergence. Ubuntu Phone also served me as a
good fallback alternative for Sailfish OS. Now there's no choice for mobile
and no convergent Linux at all which makes me sad.
Some info for those interested in switching to Sailfish now:
- Small list of officially supported devices at https://jolla.com/
- Sailfish for Sony Xperia devices (starting with Xperia X) to become
available in June
- If you're ready to devote your time to porting Sailfish to your phone,
there's a porting guide here https://sailfishos.org/develop/hadk/ and
you're likely to find help at #sailfishos-porters IRC channel on freenode
On Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at 21:32 Eran Benjamin <obelisk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When he says ditching unity, does he also mean the unity desktop?
> I actually like the unity desktop, there are many distros with good
> gnome desktops, I use ubuntu as desktop mainly because unity has matured
> Now, if only someone found a way to install sailfish on those reasonably
> priced BQ's or Wileyfoxs...
> But I guess I will have to find their mailing list now.
> Thanks to Shuttleworth and the Canonical teams for the attempt.
> On 05-04-17 19:48, Nicolas Delvaux wrote:
> > This is especially confusing since just today there was another blog
> > post explaining what is being worked on for Ubuntu 18.04 regarding X
> > apps in a Unity 8/Mir world.
> > http://gould.cx/ted/blog/2017/04/05/X11-apps-on-Ubuntu-Personal/
> > So even Canonical employees were not informed of this?
> > Mark's post lacks details though. What will happen of Unity 7? Mir?
> > And how switching back to Gnome by default reflects on the stated will
> > to invest on the desktop? Because it may also be interpreted as "ditch
> > the current default Ubuntu and replace it by Ubuntu Gnome".
> > I hope some clarifications will come.
> > Le 05/04/2017 à 19:28, miguel pires a écrit :
> >> /This is from the post from Mark Shuttleworth/
> >> "I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8,
> >> the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu
> >> desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS."
> >> WTF
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