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[4]: Comment by aaronb
by andydread on Tue 10th Sep 2013 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
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If I had to fathom a guess, I'd be guessing its because everyone else is backing Wayland at the moment, and, Mir is simply going to fragment the community.

Also, I believe that Ubuntu originally backed Wayland, but changed their mind.

This is actually a VERY good move long term for Linux. Yes it will make things bad for Ubuntu. However, as both Mir and Wayland uses different code, supporting both would lead to a significant amount of development hours wasted globally (which could be spent on making Linux more competitive, and bringing wayland up to parity with Xorg).

I also believe that Wayland was announced ages before Mir. If this is true, it is irresponsible for Canonical to steam ahead with their own solution.

So let me get this strait. If submit patches to your project and you refuse the patches and tell me to go pound sand. So i sit down at my desk and write my own code. Now its irresponsible that I didn't use your code? Who the hell are you to dictate to anyone what code they should or shouldn't write?

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