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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RE: Comment by aaronb
by Delgarde on Tue 10th Sep 2013 01:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by aaronb"
Delgarde
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Is there any technical reason for why these patches were not accepted?


The same one as used by the KWin developers - an unwillingness to accept patches that are useful only for a single distribution. Such patches are only a maintenance burden for upstream developers, adding extra code paths that they don't use, but which need to be kept working when making changes.

And it's not enough to say "Canonical devs will maintain it", because even ignoring trust issues, reality doesn't work that way - there are no clear demarcations between "stuff for upstream devs" and "stuff for Mir devs". It's *all* stuff for upstream devs...

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