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 allanregistos on Mon 15th Jul 2013 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by BBAP"
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Sure, they can create a display server, but whether it will be usable beyond simple demos is yet to be seen. It should be noted that the developers behind Wayland are far more experienced than those doing Mir.

Yes, X developers themselves plus Redhat employees.

The reasons for bashing Mir is simply the way Canonical went about developing it and the rather poor justifications they used and they way they initially bashed Wayland (and getting it mostly wrong).


To have a total control of the project is a valid justification. In Wayland, they can't exert control to fulfill their vision. Of course some people claim here that they do copied Wayland, and that is _NORMAL_ for any OSS project, why bash for copying? It was encourage to so according to licensing. It should be noted that Canonical acknowledged their false claims about Wayland.

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