Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:22 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
X11, Window Managers Intel on Ubuntu's XMir:

We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.

Ubuntu has to do virtually all its work on Xmir drivers by itself. No one else supports it.

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And so it continues
by darknexus on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:31 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

This kind of crap is why you will never see Linux get past 1% on your average pc. Too many variables to count on any support from anyone. It's too bad though, as a replacement for X11 is badly needed for home desktops. Anyone know if Intel is, or is planning to, get behind Wayland?

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RE: And so it continues
by bhtooefr on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:47 in reply to "And so it continues"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

TFA said that they're heavily invested in Wayland, and have even hired Wayland's founder.

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RE: And so it continues
by robmv on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:48 in reply to "And so it continues"
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2006-08-12

Intel is one of the main contributors to Wayland, it is being pushed as the technology for Tizen and Jolla. One of the Jolla developers was the one that coded libhybris in order to support Android drivers on glibc systems with Wayland, and is used by Mir too, so they are late on this race

Edited 2013-09-09 21:48 UTC

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RE: And so it continues
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Sep 2013 01:31 in reply to "And so it continues"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Lets not be too dramatic given that Intel is already supporting Wayland and it is only Ubuntu as far as I know who are hell bent on having their own project - for everyone else such as Fedora, SuSE etc. they'll be using Wayland with Ubuntu eventually having to come up with some compromise for the sake of not being left out in the cold. IMHO the display server is one of the last sore points of Linux that really needs addressing and if done right along with support from GPU vendors there is a greater chance that other parts will fall into place.

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