[Mageia-dev] unity on mageia

Anne Nicolas ennael at mageia.org
Thu Sep 13 14:05:44 CEST 2012

Le 13/09/2012 14:02, Claire Robinson a écrit :
> On 12/09/12 22:53, JA Magallón wrote:
>> On 09/12/2012 10:05 PM, Damian Ivanov wrote:
>>>>> My name isDamian Ivanov. Xiao-Long Chen and me are the maintainers of
>>>>> unity desktop environment for openSUSE and Fedora, Xiao-Long
>>>>> additionally maintains
>>>>> also unity on Arch Linux. We use for building the packages the open
>>>>> build service https://build.opensuse.org/project/monitor?project=GNOME
>>>>> %3AAyatana
>>>>> It actually builds install-able and usable packages for Fedora and
>>>>> openSUSE. This week we'll give an official announcement that unity
>>>>> works on openSUSE and will make a live CD available based on openSUSE
>>>>> with unity. We would also like to see Mageia running unity, but this
>>>>> would not be done by us ( I am mainly working on openSUSE, Xiao-Long
>>>>> is working on Fedora and openSUSE). But I offer my help, if you want
>>>>> to do it also with obs on GNOME:Ayatana. At the moment the structure
>>>>> of a package is as follows:
>> ...
>>>>> There are users of Mageia who would love to see it in
>>>>> Mageia: https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=130
>>>>> It would't need to be done that much to get it working on Mageia. The
>>>>> spec files for openSUSE and Fedora are quite similar and based on each
>>>>> other.
>> I have no voice nor vote, but I really would prefer Mageia invest efforts
>> if any on integrating Cinnamon better than Unity. But that is just personal
>> stuff...
> Everybody has a voice and vote, it's a community :)
> I would imagine there are members of the community out there who would
> love to see Unity included. It only needs somebody to actually do it.
> We're still quite short of packagers so the ones we have are already
> quite overloaded. There is a great mentoring scheme too to get you started.
> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Becoming_a_Mageia_Packager
> I'd suggest an appeal to the wider community, there must be somebody out
> there who would like to see Unity included and is willing to get
> involved and make it happen.
> Maybe also try the forums and mageia-discuss mailing list too.

Well mentoring is important, users also but if there are zillions 
patches on core GNOME it's another thing. And this has to be discussed here

> Claire


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