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[5]: Comment by Laurence
by Lunitik on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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For me, it is good they aren't particular familiar with those projects. I simply do not think that there is anything there that is beneficial to the use case Canonical is shooting for. The fact Wayland has reinvented the wheel in the IPC space is reason enough to balk at it, I think one of the key reasons for Mir - as can be seen in their docs about it - is that it is protocol agnostic.

What that means - as they point out - is that they can support X11 or Wayland or DBus, it is utterly irrelevant to Mir what everything is using to speak to each other, its job is to make sure everything ends up on the display as intended.

I would ask though, do you think Apple or Microsoft developers are familiar with Xorg or Weston? They seem to be doing pretty well in the graphics department. I would bring up SurfaceFlinger on Android too, but something tells me they probably are familiar with Xorg.

Edited 2013-03-08 20:41 UTC

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