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 Sauron on Tue 10th Sep 2013 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by aaronb"
Sauron
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2005-08-02

If I had to fathom a guess, I'd be guessing its because everyone else is backing Wayland at the moment,


Who is everyone else?
Apparently AMD have stated they won't be supporting Wayland. This leaves Intel who is, and Nvidia who haven't said yet. If Nvidia do support Wayland I guess their sales will go up while AMD's fall, but only in small amounts which don't matter to them I suppose.

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RE[5]: Comment by aaronb
by lucas_maximus on Tue 10th Sep 2013 11:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by aaronb"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Their Catalyst drivers won't. But the open source AMD driver will.

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RE[6]: Comment by aaronb
by Sauron on Tue 10th Sep 2013 16:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by aaronb"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Their Catalyst drivers won't. But the open source AMD driver will.

Yeah, and we all know how good they are. /sarcasm

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RE[5]: Comment by aaronb
by Neolander on Tue 10th Sep 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by aaronb"
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2010-03-08

I guess he was talking about every vendor who has actually made some kind of move to push Linux display technology forward.

I say this because as far as I know, AMD and NVidia's current plan is to stick with Xorg as long as they'll be able to get away with it. Which kind of makes sense, since it's not as if they would make any money out of the effort of going through a Wayland- or Mir-friendly driver rewrite.

Edited 2013-09-10 19:02 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by aaronb
by _txf_ on Tue 10th Sep 2013 19:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by aaronb"
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2008-03-17

AFAIK, one of the possible transition plans is for them to simply provide EGL support and leaving all the rest up to wayland. This should theoretically reduce the driver maintenance burden.

ATM Nvidia reimplements large sections of Xorg in order to have a working display manager. Amd uses more of the existing X infrastructure (probably why their driver is of lower quality and more likely to break).

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