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tuxbg 12-22-2012 08:49 AM

Slackware Unity
Is there a way to compile Unity desktop for Slackware14 64-bit.

Alien Bob 12-22-2012 09:06 AM

You do that and then tell us here about your experiences, OK?


tuxbg 12-22-2012 09:08 AM

I don't know how :)

Mark Pettit 12-22-2012 09:38 AM

Why would you even want to ?

Stephen Morgan 12-22-2012 09:53 AM

It's a perfectly good desktop. I wouldn't use it myself, but I'd prefer it to Gnome-3, and it has all the bells and whistles of compiz, if set up properly. It's also got a much better global menubar than Gnome or KDE.

There was a previous thread on here about compiling Unity 2d, which from what I remember ended up with giving up. Unity 2d has now been discontinued, though, and Unity is just a compiz plugin. Whether that'd make it easier to compile, I don't know.

Good luck, though, OP, and do post if you manage to do it.

tuxbg 12-22-2012 10:17 AM

I like Unity desktop.From where i can download source code of unity.
I found this

pataphysician 12-22-2012 10:46 AM

Unity runs on top of Gnome3 base
So you have all the pain of packaging Gnome 3, with then altering it to run Unity, Canonical makes Gnome look like a caring and loving upstream source(which they are not). You will have to modify a lot of base slackware packages, you will have to downgrade to gcc 4.6.3 or patch your gcc, recompile GTK2, Qt, Xorg-server, etc with a bunch of ubuntu patches which might cause many problems. There are so few people who actually like Unity, as opposed to people who for whatever reason like Ubuntu and grudgingly get used to Unity, that unless you can find someone who is capable packager and likes Unity, which are two almost mutually exclusive groups, your going to have to do the work yourself.

tuxbg 12-22-2012 10:58 AM

ok nevermind

Anonymo 12-22-2012 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by tuxbg (Post 4855014)
ok nevermind


tuxbg 12-22-2012 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by Anonymo (Post 4855091)

Very funny

mudangel 12-22-2012 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by tuxbg (Post 4855110)
Very funny


tuxbg 12-23-2012 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by mudangel (Post 4855159)

I like Gnome desktop,and i think Unity is a cool thing,but...

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