Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon discuss Unity, the new desktop environment for Ubuntu with David Barth, one of the key developers behind the interface on everyone’s lips.

The 20 minute video gives Unity fans an informative look at how it came to be and where it’s heading during the Natty development cycle.

Amongst other things the talk touches upon:

  • Why Unity was slow in Maverick and how it will be much snappier in Natty
  • The Shell Vs. Unity “argument”: Why Unity was chosen over Shell as default

And there’s even a coaxed commitment to Unity ‘Places’ landing this Thursday ;)

For more videoed developer talks keep an eye on ubuntudevelopers.blip.tv

Video jonobacon Unity video