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GNOME Control Center

A couple of days ago I was telling you about the possibility of Canonical forking GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Well, this was confirmed by Robert Ancell, Technical Lead at Canonical, on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list.

The forks will have a limited lifespan and there won't be any significant changes (only stability and security fixes) because once Ubuntu achieves convergence, it will move to the new Ubuntu System Settings.

The main reason for forking GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon is that both are heavily patched for Unity 7 and it would require a lot of work to update them to the latest version. Because of this, Ubuntu GNOME was blocked on the version used in Ubuntu but since Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will use forks of these packages, Ubuntu GNOME will be able to ship with updated GNOME Control Center and GNOME Settings Daemon.

For those who want to test the GNOME Control Center fork called Unity Control Center can use a PPA. If you encounter bugs, report them HERE.

For more information, see the original message on the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list.
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