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  • Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir

    Phoronix: Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir

    With all of the controversy surrounding the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux on non-Unity desktops, a Canonical engineer sought to find out what Linux desktops would work atop Mir if using the XMir X.Org Server compatibility layer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM5NDQ

  • #2
    The Anti-Ubuntu/Canonical shitstorm starts in: 321

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    • #3
      whoa! this is some impressive news

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      • #4
        What is the performance hit of using Xmir? Benchmarks?

        It seems useful for backwards compatibility but I doubt that any of the desktops will want to ship with a compatibility layer if it negatively impacts performance.

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        • #5
          Pointless, utterly pointless. Soon everyone will use Wayland anyway, and who even remembers that some little thing called "Mir" used to exist?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chrisb View Post
            What is the performance hit of using Xmir? Benchmarks?

            It seems useful for backwards compatibility but I doubt that any of the desktops will want to ship with a compatibility layer if it negatively impacts performance.
            Relax man this is just a product of a long dev-mailing list between *buntu developers on discussion of future Mir in other distros.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dee. View Post
              Pointless, utterly pointless. Soon everyone will use Wayland anyway, and who even remembers that some little thing called "Mir" used to exist?
              We shouldn't dismiss it immediately simply because its Canonical..

              Whilst I'll be the first to say Canonical makes some crap products (unity only became a production-quality product in the last release), and they tend to rush unfinished programs into production, it is possible Mir as a final product may be able to compete with Mir. That being said, them constantly making their own products instead of joining existing projects with similar goals wont encourage the community to join development, and may naturally lead to a worse product.

              Either way, we all win because both Wayland and Mir are a huge step forward for Linux over X11

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Auzy View Post
                --it is possible Mir as a final product may be able to compete with Mir.
                I admit that may be a possibility, yes.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Auzy View Post
                  Either way, we all win because both Wayland and Mir are a huge step forward for Linux over X11
                  That has yet to be seen.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dee. View Post
                    Pointless, utterly pointless. Soon everyone will use Wayland anyway, and who even remembers that some little thing called "Mir" used to exist?
                    XFCE has no plans to use anything but X, some of the other lighter desktops may be in similar positions.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johnc View Post
                      That has yet to be seen.
                      While it has yet to be released as a default, most of the X devs seem to think it will be a huge step forwards.
                      It certainly seems to more closely model how we want display managers to work than X.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by liam View Post
                        While it has yet to be released as a default, most of the X devs seem to think it will be a huge step forwards.
                        It certainly seems to more closely model how we want display managers to work than X.
                        Yes, the people selling it say that it's the best thing since sliced bread.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                          I admit that may be a possibility, yes.
                          you w0t m8?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                            I admit that may be a possibility, yes.
                            I mean, against Wayland.. Sorry, 7AM post ...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnc View Post
                              Yes, the people selling it say that it's the best thing since sliced bread.
                              I wasn't aware there were people of similar knowledge levels about the graphics stack that had different opinions.

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