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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RE[5]: NIH Syndrome!
by shmerl on Mon 4th Mar 2013 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: NIH Syndrome!"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

That's the point - will their abstraction work on Wayland? Or they'll say "game for Mir only"?

This can work out better if:

1. Drivers will be shared (i.e. same drivers will enable Wayland and Mir) - so no stupid competition for drivers there.
2. Wayland will have a Mir plugin, and vice versa allowing programs designed for either one to run on another seamlessly and with insignificant overhead.

If that would be the case - things can turn out good. If these issues will be ignored - things will turn into a horrible mess.

Edited 2013-03-04 20:49 UTC

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RE[6]: NIH Syndrome!
by Nelson on Mon 4th Mar 2013 21:06 in reply to "RE[5]: NIH Syndrome!"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

If you're coding to an abstraction, by definition, you should not care about whats underneath. Devs using OpenGL don't know about the implementation details (be it DRI, or routed through X, or whatever Android does)

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