Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has today publicly confirmed that they are working on a new cross-platform displayer server for Ubuntu. Called 'Mir', the X Window Server replacement is tasked with 'enabling development of the next generation Unity'. Which, in yet another about-turn, is to be rebuilt in Qt/QML." It'll be used for all Ubuntu variants (phone, tablet, desktop), and the first version will be released come May.
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by leos on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:31 UTC
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When in doubt, rewrite.
They've finally made the right choice of toolkits, but I can't help but feel they're being way too scattered about this. Just a couple weeks ago they were recomending everyone use Python and GTK to develop their "apps" and now they're pulling that rug out again.
If you know you're going to standardize on Qt, then don't make major announcements based on a completely different environment just weeks before. For a small company, Canonical sure behaves like a massive one where the left arm doesn't know what the right is doing.

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