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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Win for X?
by malxau on Mon 4th Mar 2013 22:58 UTC
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Wayland already had an uphill battle convincing people to ditch compatibility and adopt it. Mir takes away a good chunk of the market that would want Wayland and forces toolkit authors to try for yet another backend. Can't help but conclude the winner is likely X, which remains more functional compared to two competing fledgeling efforts than one. Will be interesting to see where Wayland goes now.

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