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Before mindlessly bashing, I recommend reading the MirSpec page.
One thing Michael did not mention is:
"However, Wayland support could be added either by providing a Wayland-specific frontend implementation for our display server or by providing a client-side implementation of libwayland that ultimately talks to Mir."
It will be interesting to see if they can pull this off. Big thing I see is getting Nvidia and AMD on the bandwagon. I'm not going to hold my breath though. With xrdp not working with Unity currently, I'm not sure they can pull the whole thing off. Maybe they get the tablets and phones working, and call it quits there. Seems to be the market they want to play in anyway.
It totally makes sense to me... They are using one framework(Qt) for Desktop/Tablet/Smartphone.
But damn sh!t... Why are they dropping Gtk?
I kinda fell in love with Vala. Now C++ is the language of choice.
This sounds amazing. Canonical is going their own way, maybe they are ditching GNOME completely soon. Good, because if the free software community did not have Canonical, we would still be using Debian and openSUSE with bloated, shit-looking desktop environments, hidious fonts and no big-player support whatsoever. Ubuntu is *the* desktop Linux for most people now and rightly so, even though hardcore geeks and trolls might disagree.