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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jasutton
Member since:
2006-03-28

If you want to shoot yourself in the foot, the community will be more than happy to let you do it all by yourself.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

If you want to shoot yourself in the foot, the community will be more than happy to let you do it all by yourself.

Yeah. Too bad it's the users that get hit by the bullets.

Edited 2013-09-10 00:11 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Ricochet is the word you are looking for ;)

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woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

To be fair, Wayland was started years before Mir, and the creation of Mir is only possible due to the efforts of X developers building the path towards wayland. And yes, those developers include some from intel.


Canonical are 100% at fault here, and should have just helped wayland instead of creating Mir. Wayland is already usable, and will be available for Fedora 20.

If you want to use desktop linux, you should be running a distro that uses systemd (or is moving towards it), and uses wayland.


We have that common stack for KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Mate, LXDE, etc. etc.
The *only* place it differs is in Canonical's Unity; making their name even more ironic.


It's not the FOSS community at fault here. It's canonical - a company.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Wayland is already usable, and will be available for Fedora 20.


Available as a partly-working technical preview, remember. Wayland (and desktops on Wayland) are coming along nicely, but what ships in F20 isn't going to be ready for end users.

Last I heard, Gnome Shell was now running natively on Wayland, but there are lots of bits not yet working. I don't know about KDE, but I assume they're in a similar state...

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

To be fair, Wayland was started years before Mir, and the creation of Mir is only possible due to the efforts of X developers building the path towards wayland. And yes, those developers include some from intel.


Canonical are 100% at fault here, and should have just helped wayland instead of creating Mir. Wayland is already usable, and will be available for Fedora 20.

Don't deceive others and don't deceive yourself. The only thing Wayland worked as a preview AFAIK is through rebeccablack. I don't know if there are some latest developments. The only thing that is clear at the moment is MIR is going to ship with 14.04 LTS. Thanks to Wayland and several other existing libraries that MIR uses if not because of them, MIR is impossible to deliver. And for Wayland, in F20?

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