[aur-general] TU Application - György Balló

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Sat Mar 3 09:15:08 EST 2012

On 3 March 2012 11:38, Balló György <ballogyor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for the question.
>> I looked at your AUR packages and saw that you are maintaining the
>> unity desktop. I never used this desktop environment, but as a
>> curiosity is it something you want to eventually bring into [community] ?
> I worked a lot on making Unity and indicators usable on Arch Linux, but
> I don't want to add any of these packages[1] into [community], because
> Ubuntu heavily patched gtk2, gtk3[2], metacity and compiz, and it's
> impossible to build and/or use some packages with the upstream,
> unmodified packages. They patched a lot of other packages also for
> better integration into the panel and the launcher.
> So if GNOME developers accept some must have patches, then I could
> imagine to add these packages, but until it does not happen, it's better
> to keep them in a separated repo. (However I'm not sure that Ubuntu sent
> all required patches to upstream yet.)
> [1] Nearly all packages in ubuntu-unity and apps-unity directories on
> https://github.com/City-busz/Arch-Linux-Repository
> [2] E.g.: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=658563

Is there a separate repo? Do you intend to start one otherwise? I
would really like to see unity accessible for Arch users.

Anyway, I don't know what all the fuss on workarounds is about, but I
view "workarounds" as temporary fixes, nothing harmful. It is
perfectly valid to work around limitations for which there is no
current solution.


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