Delivering a Unity 8 Desktop in Ubuntu 13.10

Registered by Olli Ries on 2013-04-30

As part of the convergence story, Unity 8 running on Mir needs to be made available as an alternative session on the desktop as soon as practical. While not targeted as a production-quality release in this cycle, getting a functioning system into the hands of designers, engineers, and some plucky users at an early stage will help iron out wrinkles before they become problems that affect other form factors.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Stephen M. Webb
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Stephen M. Webb
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Unity Maintainers
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for saucy
Implementation:
Good progress
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.07
Started by
Stephen M. Webb on 2013-06-16

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

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Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-13.07:
provide a Unity8 shell package in a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop: DONE
[robert-ancell] merge Mir support into LightDM in main: DONE
[mterry] investigate interaction between greeter/shell/lockscreen: DONE

Work items for ubuntu-13.08:
[didrocks] provide a session script tp run Unity8 from LightDM: TODO
investigate support for all input devices: TODO
provide a Browser app package in a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (Unity daily stack preparation PPA + archive): DONE
provide a Gallery app package in a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (Unity daily stack preparation PPA + archive): DONE
provide a Music Player app package in a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (Ubuntu Touch Core Apps Daily PPA): DONE
provide a Video Player app package in a PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (Unity daily stack preparation PPA + archive): DONE
[bregma] provide PPA and metapackage or task definition: TODO
[bregma] installation and basic-use docs: TODO

Work items for ubuntu-13.09:
post a warning dialog if the Mir system compositor is installed but not running due to hardware: TODO
display a watermark in Desktop Unity8 for positive feedback during evaluation: TODO

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.