Unity: What’s new in Ubuntu 12.04
Unity, the default shell in Ubuntu 11.04 and later will enjoy or not but it is undeniable to say that the developers have done a great job last year even considering that rely on graphics drivers on Linux often involves the appearance of bug directly attributable to the program that uses it.
A few days ago he attempted to Reddit question and answer session with the participation of the leading developers of Unity, which have declined to say as an introduction to their almost total alienation from the process design of Unity. So many questions, and especially so many interesting answers …
Apparently for Ubuntu 12.04 will undergo other interesting changes Unity (now private) that should not affect the stability of a suitable LTS. Among these, however, may not be able to change the location of the launcher and its much-desired thermization.
Ubuntu 12.04 should also be solved the bug that causes a crash if you want to enable/disable a plugin by Compiz Config Settings Manager.
Also interesting is the question “Why develop Gnome Shell Unity if we already have?”. Recalling that when the development of Unity has begun Gnome Shell proceeded rather slowly, Jason Smith (aka the creator of Docky BOD) pointed out that the latter did not like what they really were the technologies on which it was based. Sam Spillaz noted also that this would be like asking the question why there are competing projects such as Gnome, KDE and XFCE. Free competition in free markets in short.
P.S. major improvements are on the way to reduce the startup time to login.