Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Mar 2013 18:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has today publicly confirmed that they are working on a new cross-platform displayer server for Ubuntu. Called 'Mir', the X Window Server replacement is tasked with 'enabling development of the next generation Unity'. Which, in yet another about-turn, is to be rebuilt in Qt/QML." It'll be used for all Ubuntu variants (phone, tablet, desktop), and the first version will be released come May.
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Risky
by Nelson on Mon 4th Mar 2013 20:28 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Its a risky move for Canonical, but it also underscores something interesting, they're a pragmatic and confident company.

Its smart to reuse as much code as possible, but if it runs contrary to your core vision or requirements, and you can make a compelling argument in favor of invoking NIH syndrome, then I don't see why not.

Sometimes the wheels needs to be reinvented if they're square.

It also incidentally helps Qt that they're pooling resources in that direction. Finally, there's a winner emerging from the pointless and counterproductive toolkit wars, and it will only benefit every app developer as a whole.

If Canonical can beat the Wayland guys to the punch and engineer something that can be slapped onto a mobile OS like X currently is, then they could have a winner on their hands.

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RE: Risky
by backdoc on Mon 4th Mar 2013 21:30 in reply to "Risky"
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2006-01-14

Agreed.

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