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 orestes on Tue 10th Sep 2013 05:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
orestes
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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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RE[6]: Comment by aaronb
by fepede on Tue 10th Sep 2013 13:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by aaronb"
fepede Member since:
2005-11-14

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


yes, but it is it's own ship. Canonical want to have total control over it, close development with no community involvement and worst of all, the agreement about the ability to relicense the code.

That's why nobody, except Canonical, is going on that boat.

Good luck then!

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