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I saw the OMG! Ubuntu article on installing ChromeOS on top of Ubuntu. I liked the window manager, Aura, and want to add it along with Unity without the ChromeOS version active (to get Ubuntu applications and HDD data).

Is there an Ubuntu version of this WM to use in native Ubuntu?

If not, how do I get source code to compile it in Ubuntu? (I know this would be extremely unstable, most probably won't work, but why not try?)

I use 12.04 64bit, got 8GB RAM.

What I want :-

Aura login :
Login




Actual look :

Aura WM

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UPDATE

Found this project on GitHub which claims to do exactly what is required in the question.

From the README

lightdm-login-chromiumos

Installs Chromium OS Aura window manager to Ubuntu(64bit only), with embedded   
Chromium browser(canary snapshot). Binaries are downloaded from 
http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-snapshots/index.html 

Project Home Page


Since aura has just been released, I don't think there is a separate package available.

But, since aura is part of the Chromium project which is open source, you can always download the source code.

You can checkout the source code using

svn checkout http://chromium.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ chromium-read-only

The code for aura lies in src/ui/aura folder.

You can find the build instructions at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/Aura

Aura Design Document

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The problem here is that the instructions are for building this, when building the whole OS, there are no instructions for other distributions. –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '12 at 20:15
    
@UriHerrera Please Check the update to the answer. –  Karthik Dec 10 '12 at 20:29
    
It installs Chromium OS on top of Ubuntu (as a custom session as is detailed in the OMG! Ubuntu article), it does not Install Aura on its own. –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '12 at 20:32
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@Karthik Saw that page (from the update). I have already installed it as a OS-on-OS. It does not provide HDD access. Thats why I asked this question. To get Aura without the rest of the useless clutter. –  VedVals Dec 11 '12 at 5:00
    
@Karthik How to download the code? snv seems to be stuck. –  VedVals Dec 12 '12 at 9:17
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