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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ideasman42
Member since:
2007-07-20

At this point neither are far enough along to cause much fragmentation, And I expect only one will end up being the defacto-standard replacement for X11. So worth a little fragmentation to let the best one win.

Edited 2013-07-12 15:16 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

That maybe, but it creates uncertainty.

Edited 2013-07-12 18:48 UTC

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

At this point neither are far enough along to cause much fragmentation, And I expect only one will end up being the defacto-standard replacement for X11. So worth a little fragmentation to let the best one win.


Wayland is already anointed as X11 successor because it is made by Xorg developers themselves and backed by not only Gnome, KDE, Enlightement, but also big corporate like Intel, Samsung, Red Hat and IBM. Mir already lost the battle in that department.

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10


Wayland is already anointed as X11 successor because it is made by Xorg developers themselves and backed by not only Gnome, KDE, Enlightement, but also big corporate like Intel, Samsung, Red Hat and IBM. Mir already lost the battle in that department.


And, what took them so long??? You have four tech companies.

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