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    Phoronix: XMir-Based Xubuntu Images Now Available

    Xubuntu, the Xfce-based flavor of Xubuntu, is presently evaluating the use of Canonical's Mir display server via the XMir X11 transition layer. For helping in the process and testing, the Ubuntu derivative has made public some Xubuntu XMir images...

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

  • #2
    But will it handle Bumblebee without the need to fallback to plain X.org?

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    • #3
      What. That's just stupid. There is no benefit for using XMir for Xubuntu, and all the downsides. For a lightweight desktop distribution it makes no sense at all.

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      • #4
        Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
          Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?
          in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere. xMir may help solve those problems (i am not sure if it is possible technicaly. i just guess)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by verde View Post
            in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere.
            Not if I disable compositing or use compton. So no it’s not everywhere.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by stqn View Post
              Not if I disable compositing or use compton. So no it’s not everywhere.
              still its everywhere out of the box

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              • #8
                I hope, that Mir will be easy to uninstall...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by verde View Post
                  still its everywhere out of the box
                  You're doing it wrong if you have tearing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                    Why do people think that adding another layer is a good idea?
                    Unlike the maintainers of some other derivatives (*cough* Kubuntu! *cough*) they realize that anything but Mir has absolutely zero future on an Ubuntu base.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by verde View Post
                      in this case TEARING is fucking everywhere. [..]
                      With (newer) Intel Graphics, using SNA and
                      Code:
                      Option "TearFree" "true"
                      I have no tearing (desktop, video, openGL) with xfce.

                      Tested on Xubuntu 13.04 (default installation, with and without compositing)
                      and minimal installations of Debian Jessie (testing), openSUSE 12.03 and Arch Linux with xfce.

                      If people happen to have a similar setup and experiencing tearing, give it a shot.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                        Unlike the maintainers of some other derivatives (*cough* Kubuntu! *cough*) they realize that anything but Mir has absolutely zero future on an Ubuntu base.
                        Xubuntu on Mir has absolutely zero future. Before it was an OK distribution to recommend for use on older PCs, given that it comes with Xfce by default. If this goes through, it will be better to just use openSUSE or Mageia for that.

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                        • #13
                          Wow, why anyone would use this over, say, Debian with XFCE is beyond me. I say good luck to them and I wish them all the best if they're hell bent on carrying on after the Mir fiasco. But man, this is a pointless and thankless endeavour on the part of the devs.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by verde View Post
                            still its everywhere out of the box
                            Compositing is disabled by default in Xfce.

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                            • #15
                              Its cute that this makes people so mad.

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