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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Will Not Use XMir By Default

    While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was expected to ship with Mir/XMir by default for supported configurations, this is no longer going to happen. Ubuntu developers conceded today that Mir/XMir isn't ready for desktop configurations when Ubuntu 13.10 ships later this month...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ3NDQ

  • #2
    grabs popcorn

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    • #3
      I expected this. Just as I expect they won't be ready for Mir in 14.04 like they've been saying either.

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      • #4
        This is great news. The latest Mir/XMir builds finally ran without big issues for me but it was still using the software cursor which was slightly slower and my low-end notebook seemed to have minor performance issues. They can sort it out now for the next release and we don't lose out on anything anyway. Ubuntu 13.10 will be a great release!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xeekei View Post
          I expected this. Just as I expect they won't be ready for Mir in 14.04 like they've been saying either.
          This is what I don't get. If Mir needs extra time and they really want it in for the LTS, why not simply push back the date and have 14.06 or something?

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          • #6
            Why is Canonical ruining Ubuntu?

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            • #7
              Good news. They should have planned a much longer "testing phase" to begin with. Now it looks like Mir will have a bit more time to bake before being fed to everyone.

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              • #8
                Sad Trombone

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                  This is what I don't get. If Mir needs extra time and they really want it in for the LTS, why not simply push back the date and have 14.06 or something?
                  ^ this.

                  Seriously, all major consumer linux distros should adapt a rolling or half-rolling release model.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                    This is what I don't get. If Mir needs extra time and they really want it in for the LTS, why not simply push back the date and have 14.06 or something?
                    What I don't get is why they had to make this stopgap with XMir at all. They should just ship Mir when it's ready, instead of pulling a hack on all users. I'm really glad 13.10 will not ship XMir by default, this means I don't need to warn my friends about it (it doesn't affect me directly because Xubuntu decided the same a while ago).

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