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  • A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch

    Phoronix: A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch

    A new video surfaced today showing Unity 8 atop Mir -- without XMir or Android's SurfaceFlinger -- running on Ubuntu Touch, but right now it's a visually depressing experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2MDQ

  • #2
    Wasn't the initial plan to have Mir on the UbuntuTouch images since May?

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    • #3
      WOW flickering, a crippling bug, NOT.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
        WOW flickering, a crippling bug, NOT.
        When you think about that flicker-free display is one of the top feature of Wayland it's kinda ironic that Mir has this bug.

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        • #5
          The gestures look like a mess on that thing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johnc View Post
            The gestures look like a mess on that thing.
            yeah i was kinda thinking the same thing.


            On topic:

            Flickers will probably be resolved pretty soon. What's good is that it looks like it's running fast (no lags or fps stutters).

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            • #7
              It's actually in a much better shape than I've imagined it to be. The performance seem quite decent and the tearing is looking easily fixable. The device is obviously responsive even with this buggy driver \ display server. And even the interface design is original and reasonable with the way the apps are accessible from below like that...

              Too bad about Mir. If they'd just stick to Wayland instead of turning back on their word they might have had a chance. Now they'll be slowly pushed aside as more and more GPU manufacturers and GUI kit developers decide to support Wayland and X exclusively since Mir is justifiably considered as Canonical's own mess to deal with.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by xnor View Post
                When you think about that flicker-free display is one of the top feature of Wayland it's kinda ironic that Mir has this bug.
                They should have forked the "Every frame is perfect" motto of wayland. ^^

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                • #9
                  This bug might be a result of using a pre-August 4st snapshot of Mesa with Mir. There was an upstream bug regarding flickering with V-Sync enabled, fixed on August 4th. I was able to replicate the same thing using KWin-GLES, VSync and a Mesa snapshot with that date.

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                  • #10
                    I don't think that the Nexus 4 uses a mesa package.

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                    • #11
                      Reminds me of those cars that hide the door handles, locks, and gear shifter.

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                      • #12
                        I would say the progress is quite good. Buggy, but they've got everything working at least. I'm sure the flickering issue will be resolved soon.

                        That said; I'm still waiting for Wayland; Screw Mir.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                          The Canonical leaders show why they are number one when it comes to Linux. Slowly but surely they will become synonymous with Linux just like Microsoft == Windows. No other company moves at the lightning speed at which Canonical moves. You either are with Canonical or you are left in the dust. Good times ahead for Ubuntu!
                          Obvious troll is obvious. (ps. don't bother responding, cause this is the only comment you'll get out of me).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                            You're just jealous that Mir is advancing at this rapid pace while Wayland is still in 'design phase because they want to get it really right'.
                            What you actually wanted to say is: Hey, a flickering version of Unity running on Mir, maybe we will see a phone with it next year, while we will see Wayland phones earlier.
                            But you can't admit that Wayland phones will be out before Ubuntu phones, since you are a dumb troll.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                              It's actually in a much better shape than I've imagined it to be. The performance seem quite decent and the tearing is looking easily fixable. The device is obviously responsive even with this buggy driver \ display server. And even the interface design is original and reasonable with the way the apps are accessible from below like that...

                              I felt the exact same way when I first saw it. Sure the flickers caught my attention, but not as much as how responsive and nice looking Ubuntu Touch actually was on top of Mir. I've been against Mir since its public announcement, but I must say I'm actually pretty impressed with what they got so far in this instance. Also the Ubuntu Touch interface actually looks great in terms of layout and design, I like it. They got some good UI people for this.

                              Just wish they didn't put so much man-power into fragmenting the community.

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