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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


On Nov 29, 2011 1:57 AM, "Jo-Erlend Schinstad" <joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx>
> Den 29. nov. 2011 09:48, skrev Ian Santopietro:
>> 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.
> Why are you talking about requiring keyboard and mouse? I explicitly said
that you should be able to use a normal TV remote control, that any phone
should be usable as either a simple replacement for that remote control, or
a connected device with two-way communication. In addition to that, it is
obvious to me that we will provide Synergy so that the user can easily use
a laptop as a keyboard and mouse. It is really small in size, so why
shouldn't it be installed by default to make this very easy for users?
> Will Ubuntu TV use Compiz? I think that would be beneficial. So, how much
more space does the Unity plugin consume, 200KB or something? That's not
exactly heavy bloat. So my suggestion has been that we have one TV view,
which will be Unity with an optimized layout. I think Alan Bells ideas work
nicely. The other view is standard Unity with abilities to run normal
Ubuntu apps.

Why? What benefits does this offer? If you want Ubuntu Desktop, why not
just install Ubuntu Desktop?

Having two modes *is* confusing for the end user, *and* it's a lot of extra
work for developers. Remember the netbook edition switcher?
> I mean, if we remove LibreOffice, then we'll have a couple of megabytes
for Synergy and whatever space the desktop Unity plugin requires.
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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