having a unity binary would be nice

Bug #599716 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2010-06-29
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Didier Roche
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

It would be nice to have an "unity --replace" to replace your current running GNOME session by an unity one

Also add:
--debug-crash to embedd unity in gdb (ensuring debug symbols are there)

Currently with the newer unity-compiz, it is possible to run "compiz --replace" on your graphical session to pick the right compiz profile.

Related branches

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2010-07-02
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)

Is anyone aware of a workaround to achieve the same effect?
Starting unity without closing the session.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-03
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in unity:
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → nobody
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-07
summary: - having "unity --replace" would be nice
+ having an unity binary would be nice
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
description: updated
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-08
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-09
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.2.6
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-12-09
description: updated
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-09
description: updated

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.2.6-0ubuntu1

unity (3.2.6-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * New upstream release:
   - Autohide option should be more like Intellihide (LP: #685861)
   - Add an unity binary (LP: #599716)
   - Dock icons disappearing on reopen (all programs) (LP: #687466)
   - Application with .desktop file containing "icon=/absolute/path" doesn't
     have an icon in unity panel (LP: #683444)
   - Indicators are mis-aligned (LP: #646740)
   - Navigating between indicator gives focus back to other dialogs during
     transition (LP: #637143)
   - Migration script should dump a lot of migrated items for debugging
     (LP: #687721)
   - Add desktop action support to launcher quicklists (LP: #687403)
   - Rendering of Quicklist radio-button-item still way off (LP: #684048)
   - Clicking on a launcher icon does not raise most recent window (LP: #677577)
   - Quicklist menu item testing - Part 2 (LP: #676040)
   - Panel does not behave like a menu bar (keyboard scrubbing) (LP: #686655)
   - Separated menus: no keyboard shortcuts for menus (LP: #684060)
   - No installation instructions in source (LP: #683792)
   - Unity plugin should depend on "Desktop Wall" plugin (LP: #683211)
   - Network indicator shows up on the left-hand side of the panel (LP: #680545)
   - Scrubbing menu items or indicators in panel prematurely ends (LP: #677601)
   - fix trash icon not being updated (LP: #683241)
  * Revert source 3, it's breaking daily build and hudson
  * remove the patch as well, fixed upstream
  * debian/control, debian/unity.install, debian/unity-common.install:
    - add unity-common package and move some files there
    - install the new perf bootchart there as well
  * debian/unity.install:
    - install new unity binary
  * debian/control:
    - dep on latest nux
    - recommends nux-tools
  * debian/libunity3.symbols:
    - updated to include the new symbols

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * debian/source_unity.py:
    - reassign crashes due to the indicators to the right source directly
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 19:57:14 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-10
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
summary: - having an unity binary would be nice
+ having a unity binary would be nice
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