[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Unity

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Mon Jan 14 15:31:57 UTC 2013

Hello Folks still following this ITP.

I spent some time trying to see if I could get the Unity shell packaged
for Debian. I started with taking the latest build from precise-updates
and see what needs change and what is missing....

Here's what I have:

rrs at champaran:~/Community/Packaging/Unity$ ls
bamf/              frame/           grail/               
Lenses/         libunity-webapps/  unity/             x11proto-fixes/
compiz/            geis/            humanity-icon-theme/ 
libunity/       libxfixes/         unity-asset-pool/
dbus-test-runner/  glib2.0-2.32.3/  indicator-messages/  
libunity-misc/  nux/               unity-greeter/

Many of it is already in Debian in sid and experimental. Where as some
others (icons etc) can always be addons.

Building the entire thing was a real PITA. The main reason being that
getting Unity for Debian would mean close co-ordination in between
dependent package teams and accommodating changes. For example, the
unity patch for chromium.
And this definitely cannot be done by a single person. So are people
interested and willing to take it further ???

I haven't done much than just try to get it build inside a
sid/experimental pbuilder instance, so all the big task of co-ordination
with other dependency teams is still pending...

Oh!! And yes, it also runs on my box.

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
Debian - The Universal Operating System

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