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?
Permalink for comment 567076
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
silix
Member since:
2006-03-01

This is Red Hat saying, "follow our lead. We'll take you to the promised land." Would you expect different from any corporation?
not at all
he's saying that providing, for the same given function, two or more components to choose from, implies providing and supporting a mechanism to select between them
that the complexity of the whole increases more than lineraly, as you have to guarantee that not only the components work each (as units) AND correctly interacting (or without interfering) with each other (integration)
and this should be obvious, as it is just sw design common sense, dismissing it as corporate speech is just smug, but narrowminded attitude...

Reply Parent Score: 3