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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RE[3]: Comment by aaronb
by shmerl on Mon 9th Sep 2013 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aaronb"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Using Mir while there is Wayland which all distros except Unbuntu want to build upon. Intel sees no point in Canonical making a diversion.

Edited 2013-09-09 22:37 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by aaronb
by Hiev on Mon 9th Sep 2013 22:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

To certain point I agree, why bloat the driver just for one distro?, maybe if Mir gets more adoption intel will reconsider.

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RE[4]: Comment by aaronb
by bassbeast on Fri 13th Sep 2013 07:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
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2007-11-11

Question: as someone who isn't a Linux guy can you or anybody else tell me what is so bad about Mir? Reading the Wiki it seems to take good parts from Wayland and some of the good parts of Android...what EXACTLY is so bad about that?

And isn't competition good? Even Thom has written about how X-Server just isn't built for desktops ( there really isn't a point in using a client/server model when both are on the same box) so you now have two different choices, Mir and Wayland, and this is bad...why exactly?

I don't know, maybe I'm missing something, but it seems like having two new replacements for X-Server that can compete and motivate each other which sounds like a great idea to me.

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