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Is there a PPA or hack I can use to install the latest version of Unity in 10.10? I want to use Unity as it is in 11.04, but I don't want to run alpha versions of everything else.

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possible duplicate of Can Unity based on Compiz already be fully used? –  8128 Feb 27 '11 at 8:39

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A while back I maintained a jhbuild moduleset for Unity allowing you to run a full Unity session installed in a sandbox. You can find it on https://launchpad.net/unity-jhbuild - but I can guarantee that it doesn't work in its current state - it will require you to fiddle with the unity.modules file and maybe employ a bit of dark magic - but it definitely can be made to work.

This of course all means you have to do a lot of compilation, which may not be what you are after. JHBuild eases the pain a little, but it's not as easy as a set of .debs :-)

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No there isn't. Firstly they were planning to backport but they decided not to backport.

As some of you may know, there have been some discussions about backporting "unity compiz" to maverick as we had backported unity to lucid with a dedicated ppa and its own session.

However, after some porting discussions and following the natty work I think we should perhaps consider not doing that because it's going to take quite some work for a moderated benefit and we would better spend those efforts in making natty rocking.

Here is the relevant discussion.

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Hey, but you say you want to use Unity without going for unstable stuff. But Unity itself is still unstable, so there is no way for safe testing Unity. Just be patient (or courageous and upgrade to natty).

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