On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 09:15 -0400, Stéphane Graber wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 09:06 -0400, Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> > Hi Asmo
> > On 26/10/2010 04:59, Asmo Koskinen wrote:
> > > what we can expect from this Unity thing for simple LTSP users like me?
> > The plan is to have decent 2D fallback modes before it gets implemented.
> > If your thin clients have 3D acceleration, performance will actually be
> > better than a 2D desktop on LTSP.
> Indeed, and I talked to most of the Unity team here in Orlando and they
> promised to fix any issue that we see on thin clients. We should just
> make sure to test it early in the cycle to leave them time to fix it.
> As the new Unity uses compiz instead of mutter and compiz works fine on
> thin clients with supported network cards. So my guess is that for
> recent Intel/ATI based thin clients, we'll probably be able to run
> Unity, for the rest, we'll get a good old gnome desktop.
Obviously I was meaning to say "with support video cards", I guess I'm
bad at multi-tasking today as I'm attending a session on improving the
> In real deployments, my guess is that you'll either have Unity working
> everywhere and use it or force everyone to the old interface. Switching
> should be as easy as a gconf key or a XDG desktop session.
> > > "Shuttleworth identified multitouch support as a very high priority for
> > > Unity."
> > >
> > > "Unity will be at the heart of the ambitious Ubuntu 11.04 roadmap. Due
> > > to the enormous magnitude of the changes that it will bring to the
> > > Ubuntu desktop, it will likely be a major focus of discussion this week
> > > at the Ubuntu Developer Summit."
> > >
> > > http://www.linuxonline.ca/?q=node/225
> > >
> > > Multitouch in thin clients - really ;-)
> > Sure, why not. If the hardware supports it, then the software should too
> We won't need to do any work to get multitouch working. As the actual
> hardware support is built-in X, all events will be sent to the X clients
> including utouch. So if you have hardware with multi-touch capability
> (new Asus EEEtop maybe support it ?) they should work fine.
> > -Jonathan
> So all in all, I'm not overly worried about the switch to Unity by
> default as long as we make sure to test it early on and make sure the
> relevant blacklists are updated for hardware that won't work (I'm
> thinking of VIA based and ION based thin clients mostly).
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