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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allanregistos
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2011-02-10

To be fair, Wayland was started years before Mir, and the creation of Mir is only possible due to the efforts of X developers building the path towards wayland. And yes, those developers include some from intel.


Canonical are 100% at fault here, and should have just helped wayland instead of creating Mir. Wayland is already usable, and will be available for Fedora 20.

Don't deceive others and don't deceive yourself. The only thing Wayland worked as a preview AFAIK is through rebeccablack. I don't know if there are some latest developments. The only thing that is clear at the moment is MIR is going to ship with 14.04 LTS. Thanks to Wayland and several other existing libraries that MIR uses if not because of them, MIR is impossible to deliver. And for Wayland, in F20?

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woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

The point was that Mir will not be functional and available before wayland, because they're still using an x-compatibility layer.
If their NIH syndrome were not so bad, they could have just helped with wayland, and it would have been fully functional way before mir will be.

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