Canonical wants to switch to Ubuntu

Canonical wants to switch to Ubuntu

It seems like the title of a joke or the entry of an April Fool's Day post, but far from all joke and fantasy, it is a reality. It is unknown what changes will begin in the Canonical distribution but there will be major changes in Ubuntu, so much so that it will be unrecognizable. On the occasion of an event organized by Canonical on Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Canonical to announce things that are going to change in the next Ubuntu release. It will also coincide with a Long Support version, so the changes will not be a joke.

What will Canonical change?

We all know by now that Canonical is going to change the Graphic Server, replacing Xorg with Mir. But a few hours ago more changes have been known, one of them will be the treatment of hard drives. As of Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will recognize Solid State disks or SSD disks by default, so it will be introduced a trim system which is the technology that controls this type of hard disk and preserves it as much as possible from deterioration and data loss. The TRIM method that will be used is unknown but this change is almost certain, so I imagine there will be a lot of controversy, regardless of the issue of the choice of the TRIM method to use.

The parcel, another thing to change

A few weeks ago they began to speculate on the change of parcel, if it was going to leave deb or introduce another system, or change one for another or simply create a new parcel system. It seems that Canonical has learned with the wayland affair and directly created a new system that will be introduced in Ubuntu 14.04. The system is called Click Packages and for the moment he will live with deb although as happened with the Software Center, there will come a point where Click Packages will replace deb. This type of package will allow you to use web applications and other types of apps on your Unity desktop. On the other hand, the Software Center will also be rewritten so that, among other things, it allows the installation of this new package. The idea of ​​this rewrite is that it is created with a clean, orderly and minimal code, for which a limit of 300 lines of code has been established.

Another interesting point to know is that the installation methods of the distribution will change, up to what point? I don't know, it is only known that the boot disk creation program will be changed. There will also be more changes, but of a minor type, such as the redesign of the iconography, the correction of bugs, etc ...


Next week is going to be a week fidgety Regarding Canonical and its distribution, it is going to have to endure a lot of criticism and fit it well to convey to its community that Ubuntu is going to change. I think this process of change is normal, it is natural. Since it came out it has been related and considered as the daughter of Debian, that has brought it some problems and many joys, but it does not like that your work is classified as modification of Debian or team x, or developer y. Although all these changes will, finally, end the spirit and community of Ubuntu. These are important changes that should not be taken lightly and that without trying one by one an attempt is made to include all of them in a Long Support version, the Community will understand that it is dispensed with and then it will no longer be worth asking for forgiveness through a Blog.

On the other hand, I do not criticize the changes themselves, they are surely very good, but the presentation of them hurts everyone, in my most sincere opinion. What do you think?

More information - How to activate Trim in our UbuntuUbuntu Can you change packages?

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