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[2]: Finally
by TechGeek on Tue 5th Mar 2013 05:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally"
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"If you know you're going to standardize on Qt, then don't make major announcements based on a completely different environment just weeks before


Better to change direction now before everyone's on the Python/GTK train.
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If I remember, Gnome settled on javascript, not python. I wonder if this is the reason for the change now. Maybe Canonical has lost faith in the Gnome community. They would not be the first to wonder where the heck Gnome is going. Personally I don't see how you can base all your desktop apps on javascript, unless they are all web apps, but I am not really a dev.

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