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10th January 2014, 01:53 PM   |  #1  
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Is it now or will it ever be possible to install Gnome Shell in Ubuntu Touch?
26th January 2014, 01:54 PM   |  #2  
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I don't think so.
Ubuntu Touch now uses Unity as its DE. And I don't think GNOME is optimised for mobile at this time period.
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Is it now or will it ever be possible to install Gnome Shell in Ubuntu Touch?

Ubuntu Touch has (will have) its own terminal app. It is currently on hold, till the developer finds the time to fix it up.

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When will be Ubuntu touch usable in most devices? I need to try it
27th January 2014, 02:42 PM   |  #5  
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Ubuntu Touch has (will have) its own terminal app. It is currently on hold, till the developer finds the time to fix it up.

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Is Ubuntu Touch capable of desktop mode yet? What I would like is to use the mobile gui when not connected to an hdmi monitor but use gnome shell when in desktop mode. So, you're saying gnome shell may be installable by command line through the terminal when the terminal app is functional?
27th January 2014, 03:11 PM   |  #6  
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When will be Ubuntu touch usable in most devices? I need to try it

There have been huge changes lately that need more debugging to become stable. Give it a couple more weeks and the base image should be OK for most phones. For non-Nexus devices it then depends on the community porters, how well they work.
Basically it also works on tablets, but most apps assume a small phone screen and need fixing up for the larger tablet screens.


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Is Ubuntu Touch capable of desktop mode yet? What I would like is to use the mobile gui when not connected to an hdmi monitor but use gnome shell when in desktop mode. So, you're saying gnome shell may be installable by command line through the terminal when the terminal app is functional?

Well, I am afraid this is a little further down the road, once it is working well for phones and tablets. Sorry, misunderstood you. For me the "shell" is the command line, so I mentioned the terminal app.
Not sure Gnome will work, as the new mir display server does not support the X protocol. Instead we will have a desktop variant of Unity8 (or 9?).

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