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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RE: NIH Syndrome!
by shmerl on Mon 4th Mar 2013 20:17 UTC in reply to "NIH Syndrome!"
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I'm not so sure we aren't getting any fragmentation problems here.

What about drivers development? Will their server share the same drivers with Wayland or not? If not, it's going to be a horrible fragmentation bordering on intentional diversion. Nvidia excused their lack of Wayland support with waiting for wider adoption. With this move by Canonical they just won't release it at all.

Of course if drivers could be shared - this can be avoided.

Edited 2013-03-04 20:19 UTC

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