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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


Additionally, that's a great argument for unity as well.

Sent from my Palm PreOn Nov 28, 2011 20:03, Jo-Erlend Schinstad <joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

Den 29. nov. 2011 02:38, skrev Thomas Mashos:

> While I agree that having all those features would be pretty neat, we

> need to make sure we don't over-complicate things for the end-user. 

Great, then we agree. My point is based on the fact that we have to 

provide the desktop in any case. I mean, the system will be Ubuntu. That 

means having GNU/Linux at the bottom, with apt and all that. Then we'll 

have Wayland, most likely. We'll need to use Network Manager, because we 

obviously want Ubuntu TV to have networking capabilities, for a long 

list of reasons. Can't have a TV without audio, so we'll have PulseAudio 

as well. We'll want to have notifications. After all, the notification 

bubbles are very much inspired by those in use on TV. So not providing 

them for Ubuntu TV would be silly. We'll probably want some kind of 

indicators, for things like "Recording of the show x has finished" or 

somthing like that.

So, I've pretty much described Ubuntu Desktop without any apps. I don't 

see any reason why we shouldn't allow the user to install any software 

he wants to. It's Ubuntu, after all. I see very good reasons why someone 

would want to run the music player, for instance. If you agree with all 

this, then you have to agree that the normal desktop Unity should be 

provided. In addition to that, of course, we'll need something that is 

specific to TV which will be the default view when you log in. The 

question, then, is how to switch between the two views. As you say, this 

has to be dead easy.

I'm off for the night.

Jo-Erlend Schinstad


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