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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-users] [sort of OT] Trinity etc. are damaging Linux

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:32:50 -0400
On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:50:42 +1200
Bryan Baldwin <bryan@...> wrote:

> Unity is GPLv3, btw. I suppose after several years of development it
> might reach a point where it could be ported around without so much
> effort. If Mr. Morrison is correct when he says Unity requires
> excessive low level patching (and I have no reason to think
> otherwise), I imagine its development strategy will largely be
> Canonical's burden. One might think that's what they wanted all along.

Judging from the contents of the unity-gentoo overlay, it requires a
patched glib, xorg-server, gtk+, assorted qt bits, and $DEITY knows 
what else.  So Unity can be installed on other distros with some work,
since someone has evidently done it, but it seems like a lot of effort 
for little benefit for anyone not absolutely in love with it.