Christian Schaller, a senior software engineering manager working for Red Hat and a GNOME developer for more than 17 years, wrote a welcoming note to Canonical and Ubuntu.
As you very well know, the entire Linux community was shocked at recent announcement made by Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth that all development of the Unity 8 user interface and Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system will be ceased, effective immediately, along with the company’s Convergence vision to make the Ubuntu OS work the same on mobile and desktop.
No details were given yet as to what exactly the “we will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS” means. Users are still asking around on various social networkings if GNOME Shell will be used instead of Unity, and what will happen with the Ubuntu GNOME official flavor. This and many other questions are yet to be answered by Canonical in the coming weeks.
Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth didn’t’ reveal anything about Ubuntu’s development team collaborating with the GNOME devs, but, until more details are revealed, it looks like the Red Hat Desktop and Fedora teams made the first step in welcoming Ubuntu and Canonical to the GNOME and Wayland projects, hoping they’ll have a fruitful long-term collaboration for the years to come.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht