Stable Unity Branch for 12.04 with always shown menus

PPA description

This PPA provides a backport for Unity 6.x (for 12.10 / Quantal) to 12.04
and merges a branch from Marco Trevisan (Treviño) which causes that the menus are always shown in Unity's top panel.

Unity 6.x provides ample amounts of fixes, performance improvements and new
features. Quite importantly, this huge performance improvement is included:

This fix (actually, a huge collection of fixes!) improves the performance of Unity-3D (e.g. for moving windows) with low-end 3D cards. e.g. Geforce 6 with Nouveau driver and relaxes the 3D frame rate regressions caused by Unity.

This PPA may cause stability issues (e.g. Xorg crashing to the point that
one either needs to reboot or log in remotely and run killall -0 Xorg) with

To revert your system back to Unity-5.x for 12.04, remove this PPA from /etc/apt/sources.list.d, and run:
apt-get upgrade && dpkg -r unity && aptitude install unity.
Do not accept the first solution of aptitude to remove other random packages
by answering with "n" to the first question. The second proposal of aptitude should be to downgrade the remaining unity packages, which you should accept.
Then reboot / restart X.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:benkai/precise-unity-stable-branch-with-menus to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:benkai/precise-unity-stable-branch-with-menus
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb precise main 
deb-src precise main 
Signing key:
1024R/9277C860C59F834AD669ABA1B9BFB28684BBF0B0 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Bernhard Kaindl.

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unity 5.16-pre1-r2425-m2386-p1~ubuntu12.04.1 (Newer version available) Bernhard Kaindl (2013-10-17)
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