Adam Williamson has shared that he's looking at packaging Canonical's Unity desktop for Fedora. "Why? Well, a few reasons. Mainly, Unity‚??s an interesting project. I want to look at it and compare it to GNOME Shell and I think quite a few others do too, so it seems nice to package it so you can run both on Fedora. I don‚??t really want to maintain an Ubuntu install just to test Unity (can‚??t do it in a KVM VM as it requires compositing support). Also, though, I think it‚??ll do a bit to help keep everyone honest: if other projects show interest in providing Unity as an option for people to use, it increases the motivation for Unity's developers to make sure it can be easily built without non-upstreamed changes. Hopefully it also increases the motivation for upstream projects to work with the Unity developers to get their changes merged. It's the same for any project, really ‚?? if you have a wide base of users of a project across many distributions, it gives everyone involved a reason to work to make sure it's easy to maintain the project across distributions."..
Does anyone know if it's possible to port gnome-panel applets to Unity's panel?
Maybe in the future at least Unity and GNOME Shell will have some common plug-in interface.