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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Its _way_ too early to draw conclusions!
by ideasman42 on Fri 12th Jul 2013 10:51 UTC
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Surprising how many replies here jump to the conclusion this is good/bad/bound for success or not...

We've got 2 new technologies - wayland/mir and really no way to know if one will be become mainstream or both will co-exist... how fast they replace X11 if at all.

Even all the Ubuntu derivative distro's that say they won't go with Mir will likely switch over if Mir eventually becomes popular/widely-used.

Im just happy we have 2 possible alternatives to X11 which is no fun to develop for :S

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Too many standards? - this hardly applies for X11 alternatives. Unlike languages and file formats, a display manager needs buy-in from driver writers, widget toolkits, application developers... So I think its very unlikely we will be spoilt for choice here.

Edited 2013-07-12 12:18 UTC

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