Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Feb 2014 19:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

Canonical today announces it has signed agreements with mobile device manufacturers bq (Spain) and Meizu (China) to bring Ubuntu smartphones to consumers globally. Canonical is working with these partners to ship the first Ubuntu devices on the latest hardware in 2014. Ubuntu has also received significant support from the world's biggest carriers, some of which intend to work with OEM partners to bring phones to market this year.

Good news for Canonical.

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Comment by nagerst
by nagerst on Thu 20th Feb 2014 04:21 UTC
nagerst
Member since:
2013-11-07

If they only would focus on the Qt Unity Desktop so we can finally get rid of GTK3 for good. Pff wishful thinking i guess.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by SeeM on Thu 20th Feb 2014 07:35 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

If they only would focus on the Qt Unity Desktop so we can finally get rid of GTK3 for good. Pff wishful thinking i guess.


They had Qt for 2d desktop. Now it's gone.

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RE[2]: Comment by nagerst
by moondevil on Thu 20th Feb 2014 09:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by nagerst"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Why waste development resources on a 2D framebuffer library when all modern hardware has a 3D GPU sleeping most of the time?

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RE[2]: Comment by nagerst
by woegjiub on Thu 20th Feb 2014 13:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by nagerst"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Unity 8 will run on Qt5 and Mir - Qt is the future of Canonical's GUI development.

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RE[2]: Comment by nagerst
by tkeith on Thu 20th Feb 2014 14:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by nagerst"
tkeith Member since:
2010-09-01

QT 2D is gone? That worked great on older hardware, especially Intel cards.

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RE[2]: Comment by nagerst
by ricegf on Fri 21st Feb 2014 11:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by nagerst"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I kinda assumed the people maintaining the old Qt desktop were reassigned to some new Qt-based project. Ubuntu Mobile, maybe?

Not even Mark can afford to do everything at once.

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