Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by _txf_ on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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Weston isn't being used anywhere right now, and even Xorg developers don't understand that codebase. Wayland introduces a new protocol needlessly because Xorg developers created it to be a simplified version of the same. It just isn't necessary...


Just about everyone that works on weston and wayland has worked on X. The people working on Mir appear to be the ones that don't understand wayland and weston.

The main point behind everyone's derision is that they could have done everything Mir does on weston (or the wayland). The fact that they didn't understand this (or even ask the devs if it was possible) speaks volumes.

Canonical so far has sucked when doing Linux plumbing (i.e. few contributions). Even if they are correct in going their own way, they may lack experience about what works and what doesn't. They also lose community mentors that DO have the experience (Xorg and wayland devs).

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