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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.
I haven't said those things would be a bad idea. The only thing that I've
ever, in the course of this mailing list, objected to was shipping a full
desktop on the OS, which would add bloat to the installation. Apart from
that, I have stated *specifically* that you should *not* be limited to TV
and Video on Ubuntu TV. In the contrary, I gave several examples of cases
where non-video content was consumed, such as browsing the web. Please stop
putting words in my mouth.
I think the ability to use a full hardware keyboard to search is a great
idea. However, we shouldn't limit Ubuntu TV to require a physical keyboard,
thus it should be an extra. It would be better to focus on the *optimal*
experience, which should not require a physical keyboard or notebook
computer of any size.
On Nov 29, 2011 1:33 AM, "Jo-Erlend Schinstad" <joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx>
> Den 29. nov. 2011 03:19, skrev Ian Santopietro:
>> . If you agree with all this, then you have to agree that the normal
>> desktop Unity should be provided.
>> No, I don't agree. Unity, yes. Full desktop Unity? No.
>> Honestly, I don't see the point of discussing this. With what you're
>> suggesting, Ubuntu is already set up to run fine on a TV. This is, quite
>> simply, not the case, else there isn't any reason for this list to exist.
> Unless you know something I don't, it is a large screen that has at least
> 1920x1080 resolution with a PC built into it. There is no technical
> difference between that and a desktop. And yes, I have used an IGEPv2 like
> this before. It didn't support HDTV, but since then, the hardware has
> become many times more powerful. In other words, Ubuntu Desktop should run
> nicely on it without any kind of changes.
> However, if you think I've joined this list to propose that Ubuntu TV does
> not provide any TV-specific things, you're wrong. What I am saying, is
> simply that since Ubuntu desktop will have to be used in any case, I would
> prefer not to exclude all the useful apps in Ubuntu. Obviously, the TV view
> will be the default. In addition to that, we'll have a desktop view and
> it's easy to switch between them. Why should that prevent you using it for
> other things than video? Should it not be allowed to use it to listen to
> music, for instance? Now, when you're searching for content; why should you
> not be allowed to connect a keyboard when you already have it in your lap?
> To make things that much more easier?
> Why would you want to prevent these types of things?
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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