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What is the reason of Unity Hub existance?

Discussion in 'Unity Hub' started by yatagarasu, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. yatagarasu


    Apr 24, 2013
    1) It does not allow you to upgrade Unity - I mean, every time I install new version I need to select platform support by hand again and again.
    2) It does not show me Release Notes or why I should install new version - even Unity itself can show Release notes in new version notification.
    3) It randomly fails on installing some packages - usually Documentation package.
    4) It's integration to OS UI is very poor, not to say minimal - these looks like traditional Unity devs problems. It can not autostart, it pollute windows 10 task bar with two icons, it does not have right click menu on win10 taskbar.
    5) It does not allow to install unity for nonadmin users
    6) Installing breaks if your computer suddenly goes to sleep - happens a lot when you close your macbook
    7) It's UI is so simplistic an minimal - that it can be described as "f*ck you, I will show you nothing"

    So what is the reason of Unity Hub version 1.0 ?
    Looks like another useless layer of abstraction.
    Instead of making a unity project file and allowing to open unity projects from Windows Explorer or finder.

    Real life situation, was searching for unity answers site, my browser history does not remember, so I think maybe Unity Hub have all the links I need, why should I bother googling. But no, nothing what can look like this

    Unity Hub can became really convenient tool, but just open its development to the community ))
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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  2. afshinity


    Unity Technologies

    Jul 31, 2017

    Hi there,

    Thank you for your valuable feedbacks.
    1) In the next version of the hub, we are shipping the feature to remember your selection. It will choose the modules based on your last installation.
    2) This is a feature that we have in our backlog and will work on it soon.
    3) There have been some improvements implemented for this issue. If you still see the issue, I suggest reporting a bug through the Hub bug reporter (there is a link to it in my account drop down and in the tray menu)
    4) For the OS integration suggestions, I will pass your suggestions to our product team.
    5) The non-admin installation feature is in progress and will be shipped as soon as it is done
    6) Would you please report a bug for the installation issue, when your computer goes to sleep?
    7) We are working on a better UI and more options for the users in version 2.0

    8) Thanks for your suggestion for the extra links/integrations of Unity websites into the hub. I will pass it to our product team

    Finally, regarding the community contribution, I will raise your suggestion. Thanks a lot.

    Sorry for the inconvenience, and I hope we can bring more value with Unity hub to our community.

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  3. Epiplon


    Jun 17, 2013
    Despite his tone, I have to agree with the points taken. The Hub had been really helpful in having multiple version but it really doesn't do much besides that. The upgrade and release note is really missing.
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  4. Innovine


    Aug 6, 2017
    Well, UE4 has one... so...
  5. opdenis


    Jan 23, 2017
    Is there a way NOT to use Hub, but use UnityDownloadAssistant instead?
    Its almost impossible to install Unity on the computer with Software Restriction Policies.
    Please give us the chance to choose.
  6. riebling


    Feb 20, 2019
    Agree, Hub is confusing. Why anyone other than Unity developers would want to keep around multiple versions of Unity is beyond me; if you install a new version, you want to use it. I see the old version is using up over 11 GB. Do I need to keep it around? A newbie has no idea why they should use Hub vs just plain old directly run Unity. It's super confusing.
  7. Lurking-Ninja


    Jan 20, 2015
    Beyond you? Well, I keep multiple versions because I'm working on multiple things and those things are on multiple versions (I'm helping out with a project). I use the latest, they use 2018. If I open up their project with my latest I would ruin it for them.

    Also there are Asset Store publishers, who need multiple versions to test their product. For example, but there are many-many more reasons. Just because you don't need it, does not mean no one else need it. You're special.
  8. Tetra


    May 22, 2013
    So the differences between 2018 and 2019 are so major that it completely breaks their game? The major difference I see is that a lot of features are no longer in Beta. Would it not be better for them to just upgrade to 2019?
  9. Kawsar_Shirazul


    Aug 15, 2019
    Can you delete UnityHub and continue using Unity on its own?
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