Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:22 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
X11, Window Managers Intel on Ubuntu's XMir:

We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.

Ubuntu has to do virtually all its work on Xmir drivers by itself. No one else supports it.

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To be fair, Wayland was started years before Mir, and the creation of Mir is only possible due to the efforts of X developers building the path towards wayland. And yes, those developers include some from intel.

Canonical are 100% at fault here, and should have just helped wayland instead of creating Mir. Wayland is already usable, and will be available for Fedora 20.

If you want to use desktop linux, you should be running a distro that uses systemd (or is moving towards it), and uses wayland.

We have that common stack for KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Mate, LXDE, etc. etc.
The *only* place it differs is in Canonical's Unity; making their name even more ironic.

It's not the FOSS community at fault here. It's canonical - a company.

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