Unity 2D Ported To openSUSE
By on May 20th, 2011

Whether you like it or not, Unity is here to stay and it looks like developers from other Linux distributions want it as well. openSUSE developer Nelson Marques has announced that Unity 2D is up for inclusion in the GNOME:Ayatana repository in the openSUSE Build Service.

Marques has already got Unity 2D working on openSUSE and has posted screenshots of Unity 2D running in openSUSE.

According to Marques, many of the features of Unity 2D, such as the launcher auto-hide and the workspace selector are already working. He has also implemented transparency in Unity 2D by turning on the compositing in Metacity.

Not everything seems to be working just yet, though. The AppMenu, also called the Global Menu, is not yet working. Texts are also missing from underneath the icons in the Unity dash.

The final plan for Marques is to port Unity (not Unity 2D) to openSUSE. To achieve that the performance of Compiz in openSUSE will have to be improved.

Here are some more screenshots of Unity in openSUSE. You can see more screenshots here.

On the completion of the port, Unity and Unity 2D will be available for openSUSE users through the GNOME:Ayatana repository.

openSUSE users, do you like the idea of using Unity?

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