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 allanregistos on Thu 12th Sep 2013 04:58 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu had good reason"
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Ubuntu had good reason to think that the dominant commercial Linux community that doesn't like it (i.e. Red Hat) would act to thwart Ubuntu's attempt at a unique independent user experience, exactly like they did with GNOME 3.0. Remember that GNOME fought tooth and nail against letting the common user know how to shut down a PC...even when sleep or hibernation would crash the majority of PCs running Linux. Ubuntu at least fought this absolute idiocy.

I remember fighting this at gnome-mailing list. And I've stopped subscribing to that list because of this. I think, from what I've experience from that mailing list, most GNOME developers knew nothing about the needs of a common business desktop PC, or just blinded. Their reasoning is that, they want to force users to use hibernate so that if some problem occurs, the more bugs they received, then they can fix hibernate issues in computers. But the subscribers(I think many were developers) were mostly using LAPTOPS, and I told them that in a business, we need to properly shutdown computers, unlike laptops. And it took them many releases before they gave up to this foolish reasoning and offered users the way how to SHUT DOWN computer. Previously they told users to LOG-OUT so that they can shutdown or press the ALT to reveal the hidden menu.


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