Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Oct 2010 19:00 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is sure to raise a few eyebrows here and there. Today, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Mark Shuttleworth held his keynote speech, and in it, he announced that Ubuntu will switch to the Unity user interface come release, for both the netbook as well as the desktop, leaving the GNOME user interface behind (but keeping the GNOME platform).
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RE: Metacity
by _txf_ on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC in reply to "Metacity"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Good self diagnosis.

Let me clear some things up:

-Unity is their proposed Desktop Shell.
-Metacity is a Window Manager (current gnome)

->WM != DS

-When gnome goes to V3.0 Ubuntu will not be using the gnome 3 desktop shell it will use unity.

Currently ubuntu uses compiz as its WM if there is hardware support (metacity as a fallback, I think).They will continue using compiz instead of Mutter (which is the gnome 3 WM).

Edited 2010-10-25 20:49 UTC

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RE[2]: Metacity
by fretinator on Mon 25th Oct 2010 20:54 in reply to "RE: Metacity"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

So, to see if I understand what you said, they are going to diverge on shells - with Ubuntu using Unity and Gnome using the Gnome shell. Is that correct?

What would be the shell that Ubuntu and Gnome are currently using, or is there one?

Edited 2010-10-25 20:55 UTC

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RE[3]: Metacity
by GatoLoko on Mon 25th Oct 2010 23:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Metacity"
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

What would be the shell that Ubuntu and Gnome are currently using, or is there one?


Nautilus for desktop background plus desktop icons and gnome-panel for panels (task list, system menus, applets, system tray, launchers, ...)

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