Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:02 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces As an answer to someone asking whether Unity will require a working OpenGL stack to operate in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal", Mark Shuttleworth announced that Canonical would offer an optional, QT-based, "2D" implementation of Unity. Here is a video, too.
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Has they ever heard about coherency?
by renox on Mon 17th Jan 2011 09:21 UTC
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Even on planetkde some are puzzled with this port:
http://kamikazow.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/so-canonical-ported-unity...

Porting the shell is one thing, but it means that the shell will use a different library than all the applications given that Ubuntu has standardised on GTK: IMHO this is a useless increase in memory usage..

Even though I prefer Qt over GTK, I wonder why they did this port..
Apparently choosing a GUI library and *sticking to it* is really difficult: SUSE went from KDE to Gnome (and then back on some versions), Nokia switched from GTK to Qt, Canonical use both at the same time apparently, *sigh*.

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