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Re: Integrating Google's NaCl could help solve the Chicken and egg dilema in ubuntu?


I'd just like to point out a bit of an issue with this: this still
encourages the idea that developing specifically for Ubuntu should be a
side thought. Why bother working on something native that runs even better
when you can get an okay implementation that people will still use?

I disagree with WINE for much the same reasons. Instead of spending time on
designing implementation of Windows and Mac components to facilitate their
moving to Ubuntu, we would better spend that time working toward native
items so they have something that works 100% of the time and doesn't need
extra time to be spent porting over, say, the old system tray behaviors.

It's easy to keep these options like NaCL in mind for now, but what effects
will they have in the long term? One of those "quick fix" scenarios that we
need to weigh what the short term is against any detrimental effects down
the line.

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  On 08/02/12 15:22, Stefanos Apostolopoulos wrote:
> 2012/2/8 James Gifford <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>  Not to be a killjoy, but may I ask exactly what this has to do with
>> [Unity-design]? I love the idea as well, would just like to keep this in
>> the appropriate place. :)
>  I'm not the original poster, but the original question was how to
> integrate NaCl into Unity seamlessly. This certainly does look like a
> design question to me. :)
> NaCL is cool but it's a red herring in this context - let's get it right
> for GMail and Spotify, Crysis will then be easy ;)
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