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 WorknMan on Tue 10th Sep 2013 00:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aaronb"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Yep, and Canonical will do just that, resulting in graphics libraries needing to support two new backends instead of one, and neither will be done well. f--king wonderful!


Yup, when you live in the FOSS world, this is exactly what happens. If you want the code to be open and allow people to do whatever the hell they want with it, don't get too butt-hurt when they do just that.

This is what kills Linux on the desktop. Since you don't have a person or group in charge of the ship, it just kind of wanders all over the place with no real direction. Even if you get 99% of the community going in the same direction, all it takes is the other 1% to screw it up, esp if that 1% happens to have a lot of $$.

Edited 2013-09-10 00:23 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by aaronb
by orestes on Tue 10th Sep 2013 05:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

More like there is no ship to begin with and never will be. Just a whole bunch of rafts built from parts of a larger forest.

As for the other guy, no it doesn't mean graphics libraries will have to support two back ends. Quite the opposite really. If everybody but Ubuntu goes to Wayland, it's on Ubuntu to handle the support or become increasingly irrelevant.

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RE[5]: Comment by aaronb
by adinas on Tue 10th Sep 2013 09:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by aaronb"
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2005-08-17

I agree with the first but I think Canonical is trying to fix just that. Actually build a ship and control it as much as possible instead of being dependent on the community which goes all over the place and not necessarily along Canonical's vision

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