Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 17:56 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mir, Ubuntu's in-progress replacement for the X Window System, is being used internally at Ubuntu developer Canonical and will be available to all users in the next version of the operating system. Mir was announced in March, with Canonical saying that a new display server is needed to power the Unity interface across desktops, phones, and tablets." Anyone here experience with Mir? Is it any good? any downsides?
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RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by orestes on Thu 11th Jul 2013 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lucas_maximus"
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's usable right now on several distros if you feel like installing it and last I checked both KDE and Gnome plan on supporting it natively in their next releases.

Edited 2013-07-11 23:31 UTC

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

It's usable right now on several distros if you feel like installing it and last I checked both KDE and Gnome plan on supporting it natively in their next releases.

Any source of this claim?

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

For the Gnome side https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointNine/Features/WaylandSupport is a good start.

http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2013/06/starting-a-full-kde-p... should speak volumes about how far along KDE support is.

Edited 2013-07-12 12:44 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

It's usable right now on several distros if you feel like installing it and last I checked both KDE and Gnome plan on supporting it natively in their next releases.


I don't know about GNOME, but as for KDE:

http://www.muktware.com/5353/kdes-kwin-wont-support-ubuntus-mir

http://blogs.kde.org/2013/06/26/kubuntu-wont-be-switching-mir-or-xm...

http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2013/03/reply-to-all-the-face...

KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin: "I have to ask you to keep KWin out of the pro-Mir campaign. I didn’t ask for Mir, I don’t want Mir and reading blog posts like the one which triggered this reply does lower my motivation to ever have anything to do with Mir. Mir is an answer to a question nobody asked. It’s a solution to problem which does not exist."

It sure doesn't look like KDE will support Mir.

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't know about GNOME[/i]

It sure doesn't look like KDE will support Mir.

GNOME will fully support Wayland by Spring 2014.
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GNOME-plans-to-promote-Wayla...

https://wiki.gnome.org/Wayland

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