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Based on your responses here you seem to be a troll but if that's not the case they state their reasons here.
...that doesn't really tell anything to anybody. Here's one with little less marketing speech. It essentially boils down to not wanting to collaborate; it's also good to remember that Canonical at no point contacted Wayland developers.
It could and of course unsuprisingly the lead developer of libhybris, the thing that makes all of this possible, is working on Wayland.
Originally posted by cynical
I have a choice of many different distros/torrent clients/browsers/desktop environments/gui toolkits/design philosophies/etc so why not display servers?
Because it makes developing applications for Linux ever more expensive and harder. Adding support for multiple display servers isn't cheap unless you use a toolkit. It fragments the platform and therefore makes it harder to target; I mean we finally got over the audio stack fragemntation and now we have to deal with the same shit again? Not to mention that Mir is developed in such manner that it will and never could be adopted by other projects aside from Ubuntu and Unity.
I only wish they stopped call the product Ubuntu. Because nothing could be further from the Ubuntu philosophy than their craving for absolute control to the detriment of the community. They should have rebranded it Fascism Linux.
AFAIR from the infamous IRC log of one Mir developer chatting with the Wayland developers, the Mir developer didn't know that it'd be possible to use Mir in conjunction with server side buffer allocation -- one prequesite for using Android drivers. But they didn't ask either. Maybe the Jolla developer asked...
By the way... why hiring new developers? I thought they'd clone them xD
Correction for above: AFAIR from the infamous IRC log of one Mir developer chatting with the Wayland developers, the Mir developer didn't know that it'd be possible to use Wayland in conjunction with server side buffer allocation -- one prequesite for using Android drivers. But they didn't ask either. Maybe the Jolla developer asked...
How dare they make Mir when Wayland was already around.
How dare they make PulseAudio when Alsa was already around.
How dare they make Gnome, when KDE was already around.
There's only room for one of everything guys. Just one. No one else as the right to the freedom of chioce and doing things thier won way. Nope, zero freedom.
Thats it folks, end thread. No freodom for you.
Side-Note: Who uses words Like Fascism, lol, what a tool. Dumb Fox News watcher. I bet you think that the government puts fluoride in the water to control you. Its true, run, hide, don't drink the water, lol.
Shut the hell up clown. Brain washed ubuntu turds can't comprehend that fragmentation caused by Mir is bad. But maybe it's even good, maybe canonical will bankrupt faster after wasting their money for stupid projects.