Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mir, Ubuntu's in-progress replacement for the X Window System, is being used internally at Ubuntu developer Canonical and will be available to all users in the next version of the operating system. Mir was announced in March, with Canonical saying that a new display server is needed to power the Unity interface across desktops, phones, and tablets." Anyone here experience with Mir? Is it any good? any downsides?
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RE[3]: Comment by BBAP
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 12th Jul 2013 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BBAP"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah, the FUD that came with the MIR announcement was really bad. They ultimately admitted that they didn't know what they were talking about, but they wanted two things that were not easily doable with wayland.

1) Complete control over the project ( so they can ensure it works exactly like they want for Unity).

2) Compatibility with Android device drivers.

Which is fine, if that's what they want. However, they're kind of upset that Kubuntu won't be joining them on Mir. All of the ?buntu derivatives are in question. They'll work if XMir works, but slower. Not sure anyone wants to do that.

I think Ubuntu rightly sees a great business opportunity in having a single operating system on phones, tablets and desktop computers. I'm not sure if the cost is worth it though. I'd prefer something like KDE where you can have the same applications but with a different gui depending on your form factor ( Desktop, notebook, tablet).

Edited 2013-07-12 18:32 UTC

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