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: Ubuntu had good reason
by Rahul on Tue 10th Sep 2013 04:22 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu had good reason"
Rahul
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You have made several factual inaccuracies.

Intel is the primary backer of Wayland. Red Hat does work on other parts of the graphics stack including the input system but most of the contributors are either from Intel or Collabora

Canonical was the first commercial vendor to announce that they will be supporting Wayland however they never contributed to it and developed Mir for nearly an year in private without ever talking to Wayland developers who work for Intel and not Red Hat.

They also made some incorrect assertions about Wayland to justify creating Mir but had to fix it quickly after the PR disaster.

Also Wayland developers made enormous strides in making the transition from Xorg smoother including working on DRI and XWayland and Mir wouldn't even have been possible without all that work according to the Mir developers themselves.

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