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Canonical Moving Away From GNOME Control Center 208

Posted by Soulskill
from the if-you-want-something-done-right dept.
jones_supa writes "This announcement comes from the ubuntu-desktop mailing list. Due to GNOME Control Center already being a heavily patched version in Ubuntu, Canonical is planning to found their own fork called Unity Control Center. This would be a fork with a limited lifespan and later on they would move to something called Ubuntu System Settings, an in-house project. For now, a PPA has been set up to test the new fork."
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Canonical Moving Away From GNOME Control Center

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  • NIH (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 11, 2013 @03:01PM (#45662597)

    It's weird how a project that consists of repackaging everything Debian has developed such a NIH problem.

  • Re:Ubuntu Linux (Score:4, Interesting)

    by game kid (805301) on Wednesday December 11, 2013 @03:46PM (#45663047) Homepage

    If you've been to the front pages of their website lately you'd notice an almost-complete lack of "Linux" now. I'm not sure how much the real reason for that is "trying not to break some arcane legal or Linux Mark Institute rules", or how much it's "awful covert marketing campaign for yet-unnamed replacement kernel".

    Clearly they don't want to be associated with Linux...or, given their recent demeanor, most anyone.

  • by sgage (109086) on Wednesday December 11, 2013 @06:30PM (#45664799)

    ... that make we want to throw up my hands and just say frack it all to Linux, period. I've been working with Linux since 1998, and from the beginning, it's been whining, backbiting, complaining, dissing, bickering, moral posturing, and in general one big ball of negativity. The vast (vast) majority of it is ill-informed fanboi nonsense.

    Use what you want, work on what you want to contribute to, but holy moly can we please stop tearing down everything and anything that doesn't meet our personal code of free-open-source-grooviness?

    I sometimes think that demands for ideological purity is going to be the death of Free Software...

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