[needs packaging] unity8-desktop-session

Bug #1277244 reported by Stephen M. Webb on 2014-02-06
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unity8-desktop-session (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The unity8-desktop-session package provides a Unity8 Desktop Preview login session that runs on the Mir system compositor. The purpose is to provide a convenient way to test and evaluate upcoming converged Unity functionality on desktop form factors.

The binary package(s) provide appropriate configuration scripts and pull in dependencies to make running Unity8 on the desktop as easy as installing a single package and just logging in.

URL: https://launchpad.net/unity8-desktop-session
License: GPL-3
Notes: The Unity8 environment currently has limited support for desktop applications. That's part of the purpose of this package: an easy-to-use environment to get their apps working with Unity8.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Packages for this project can be found in the PPA https://launchpad.net/~unity8-desktop-session-team/+archive/custom

tags: added: needs-packaging
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This looks good. A few small things:

 - README, COPYING, INSTALL don't seem to be part of the tarball, so I get
   dpkg-source: error: aborting due to unexpected upstream changes, see /tmp/unity8-desktop-session_1.0.9-0ubuntu1~ppa2.diff.5s2HJi
   dpkg-source: info: you can integrate the local changes with dpkg-source --commit
 - unity8-desktop-session-mir should probably "Archicture: all"
 - The direct dependency on libubuntu-application-api-test1 is not very nice, but as it's required and is not pulled
   in by other packages in the archive, that's fine.
 - If you could run 'update-maintainer' in the directory, it'd fulfil https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebianMaintainerField
 - you could add "(LP: #1277244)" to the changelog entry next to "initial release".

Thanks for your work on this.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Daniel: that package doesn't come from Debian, there shouldn't be a need to update the maintainer info...

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Reviewing the package it looks good to me as well

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
affects: ubuntu → unity8-desktop-session (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity8-desktop-session (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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