If they're made with JS and HTML5 then perhaps the ones from windows 8 will work too, they won't be as difficult to port to other platforms (both hardware and software) and they'll be less disk consuming. But with Qt, they could try using KDEs engine to not only reduce time wasted on developing a new engine but maybe have the option to use some of their widgets. I'm sure qt might be a little more powerful than HTML anyway but I could be wrong.
I don't usually tell hobbyists what to spend their time on, but Canonical is a company funding programmers, and they are investing into things that have been solved for many years, just so they can control it.
This is a waste of time. Just use KDE and be done with it. You can configure it to do everything Unity does, make a Unity theme, and you're done. You get widgets, 2D desktop, 3D desktop, applications, SDK, you get everything.
But no, they are developing a desktop from scratch, just because you can't run that one on anything but Ubuntu. And then an SDK just for Ubuntu. I bet the widgets will only run on their engine too (KDE can run half a dozen different widgets, including Google and Apple stuff, any of them is good enough). Unity Widget API, ffs :facepalm: Waste of resources, if you ask me.
They should start using KDE, kwin is way better and stable than compiz (and they are unable to fix compiz for some reason), plasma - do whatever you like.
I'm sure, it's way easier to customize KDE than create a new DE based on gnome which is changing radically.
No, I hadn't tried it.
Thanks, just tried it!
It's a big buggy and not as mature and cool as the post-it notes on Windows.
Change color is buggy and doesn't work.
And cant change color per note.
Font doesn't resemble handwriting.