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  • Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

    Phoronix: Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

    Canonical last week posted 15 patches so Mesa could support their Mir Display Server and specifically the Mir EGL platform. Those patches haven't received many comments from upstream Mesa developers, but there were more than 200 comments in our forums. Over the night, Canonical has posted X.Org Server patches for supporting XMir plus the open-source driver patches so it can handle XMir with nested compositing...

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

  • #2
    Send out your "skeleton" patches then Blame upstream when you Shit Breaks?

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    • #3
      Hope the patches get rejected by the Xorg team.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by synaptix View Post
        Hope the patches get rejected by the Xorg team.
        i can tell you Love Canonical

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        • #5
          Originally posted by synaptix View Post
          Hope the patches get rejected by the Xorg team.
          X.org team?

          You mean Mesa team, X.org team, and then each FLOSS drivers teams?

          Mesa patches did not recived input as of now.

          But both X.org and FLOSS drivers teams (minux Nouveau, but those where sent only recently) replaied with some CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. And why sholdn't they? Mir is another possible back end for Xorg. FLOSS drivers also do not mind adding another supported platform. Mesa is OS agnostic really (though main effort is Linux)..

          There is also some possible coop effort with Wayland crew on supporting code in all those projects. (Though Christopher Rogers who is behind all that code, stated that shared code will most probably include only minor issues).
          Last edited by przemoli; 07-22-2013, 11:04 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
            Send out your "skeleton" patches then Blame upstream when you Shit Breaks?
            Yawn
            trolls will be trolls

            This is missing too much functionality to be usefully appiled, but the
            skeleton is here and the APIs it relies on are sufficiently stable. Sending
            to the list for extra visibility and for preliminary comments.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DDF420 View Post
              Yawn
              trolls will be trolls

              This is missing too much functionality to be usefully appiled, but the
              skeleton is here and the APIs it relies on are sufficiently stable. Sending
              to the list for extra visibility and for preliminary comments.
              i don't get how they're saying any thing is "stable" when it's not even Developed....

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              • #8
                What's the political landscape with Xorg with regards to Mir? Who decides whether these patches are accepted upstream? And are they likely to accept them?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
                  What's the political landscape with Xorg with regards to Mir? Who decides whether these patches are accepted upstream? And are they likely to accept them?
                  Why shouldn't they? They accepted patches for Wayland so the only excuse for not accepting this (when they are fully done and polished) would be that they are dickheads but I don't think so.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kaprikawn View Post
                    What's the political landscape with Xorg with regards to Mir? Who decides whether these patches are accepted upstream? And are they likely to accept them?
                    Let me put it this way...theres a lot of back and forth between the Wayland and X teams-- mostly because a lot, if not all, Wayland developers used to be X developers. So lets say you're being pulled between two projects, are you going to back your friends...or the new kid on the block that is throwing a temper tantrum because no one wants to play with him, because of previous temper tantrums?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                      i don't get how they're saying any thing is "stable" when it's not even Developed....
                      What is not developed?

                      There are RFC quality patches for gpu drivers and for xorg.

                      XMir is already usable right now. Mir works on mobile phones. Unity 7 works on XMir...

                      What is NOT developed?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                        Let me put it this way...theres a lot of back and forth between the Wayland and X teams-- mostly because a lot, if not all, Wayland developers used to be X developers. So lets say you're being pulled between two projects, are you going to back your friends...or the new kid on the block that is throwing a temper tantrum because no one wants to play with him, because of previous temper tantrums?
                        "tantrum" is only present when we talk about bysanders -> those who observe and comment news's...

                        Flamewar was quickly sparked by Mir wiki pages disclosing wrong info about wayland, but that is past story now.

                        Discussion on the mailing lists You COULD read from links provided by Michael, show enteirly different picture -> people who want a good jobe done.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                          What is not developed?

                          There are RFC quality patches for gpu drivers and for xorg.

                          XMir is already usable right now. Mir works on mobile phones. Unity 7 works on XMir...

                          What is NOT developed?
                          i have not seen This Mir Thing working on Phones the Demo's i seen was Surfaceflinger and Unity 8 Vaporware if i remember

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                            i have not seen This Mir Thing working on Phones the Demo's i seen was Surfaceflinger and Unity 8 Vaporware if i remember
                            Mir have been demoed multiple times on the Phone. You can even download a test build with it and run on your own.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pajn View Post
                              Why shouldn't they? They accepted patches for Wayland so the only excuse for not accepting this (when they are fully done and polished) would be that they are dickheads but I don't think so.
                              Or if they don't accept distro-specific patches, which is a perfectly reasonable policy.

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