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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RE: WTF?!?
by Delgarde on Sun 16th Jan 2011 20:27 UTC in reply to "WTF?!?"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

So this is for environments that don't have 3D, like ARM notebooks and so forth. These envs also don't have a great deal of RAM.

So am I the only one who thinks having a dependency on the QT monster AND freaking QT JavaScript is a good idea for a Gnome/GTK desktop?


That was my first thought too... machines that need the 2D fallback are the machines that will struggle most to run both GTK and Qt-based software stacks at once.

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RE[2]: WTF?!?
by vivainio on Sun 16th Jan 2011 20:37 in reply to "RE: WTF?!?"
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2008-12-26

That was my first thought too... machines that need the 2D fallback are the machines that will struggle most to run both GTK and Qt-based software stacks at once.


Not really.

Machines that need 2D fallback are the machines that don't have proper GPU drivers (as is often the case with ARM). They may well have good amounts of RAM available.

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