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 fewt on Tue 10th Sep 2013 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by aaronb"
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We've traditionally had one display server.

First we had XFree86, but that was forked to become Xorg. Later the Xorg developers decided to write a new display server to replace Xorg since some of the code was so poor that they couldn't even understand how it worked. They went on to create Wayland.

Canonical initially announced support and that they would immediately begin work towards Unity on Wayland. Later, after a year of secret development they announced Mir along with an article full of lies to sell Mir to the public.

Intel is most likely not condoning Canonical's attempt to fragment the display server, and also their deceitful marketing practices..

Mir is not being developed in the interests of the community, and lives in a bubble where any contributions only really benefit Canonical. Intel and many other companies and people work to develop and support Wayland in the spirit of the community so it is not surprising at all that Intel would push this code back down to Ubuntu where it belongs.

Mir is a single distribution solution so xMir code doesn't belong upstream.

I would have done the same thing.

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