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[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Soulbender on Fri 12th Jul 2013 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

That is true, but nobody else is going to use it, not even the distros built on it.


Distros didn't switch from XFree86 to X.org overnight either. It's the first public release so I don't really expect anyone else to use it yet.

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cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

Actually they did, but only because Xorg started as a fork of the last beta of Xfree with an acceptable license. But wayland is a change on a much larger scale. And right now, gnome and kde arenĀ“t ready to use it.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think the point is that nobody except Ubuntu wants it. Maybe that is the point, but I remember them in 2004 having a big campaign about being friendly, community etc and tbh I think we know it is all bullshit.

It may not matter to you but I find it dishonest.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

big campaign about being friendly, community etc and tbh I think we know it is all bullshit


Sorry, how is it "all bullshit"? Maybe Mir will crash and burn, maybe it won't but at least they tried to move forward.

There's this rather strange sentiment in some parts of the Linux community; on one hand Canonical is not innovative enough and doesn't have enough own projects but on the other hand they have all these own projects that splits the community , causes fragmentation etc etc yadyadayada.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't. The peanut gallery is in full effect.

At least they're not trying to force their choice onto everyone else (ala RedHat with systemd, among other things).

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