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[4]: Comment by aaronb
by Delgarde on Tue 10th Sep 2013 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
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Also, I believe that Ubuntu originally backed Wayland, but changed their mind.

Oh yes, they were the most enthusiastic of supporters of Wayland a while back... Shuttleworth declaring that Ubuntu would be running natively on it a couple of releases ago.

Then nothing much happened to deliver on that boast, and eventually it was revealed that they'd started their own competing project that they'd been working on in secret for the past year... supposedly because Wayland had a bunch of imaginary defects that made it unacceptable for them (similar defects, oddly enough, to the ones that Mir got caught with in one of the earlier previews).

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RE[5]: Comment by aaronb
by Lennie on Tue 10th Sep 2013 11:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by aaronb"
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Actually, Canonical proposed Wayland changed the way Wayland handled multitouch and Wayland didn't want to change.

So Mir now exists.

That is what happened (as far as I know/understand it).

Edited 2013-09-10 11:55 UTC

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