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  • Canonical Commits To Mir For Ubuntu 14.10

    Phoronix: Canonical Commits To Mir For Ubuntu 14.10

    Last week I shared that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't use the Mir display server by default but now we have more details on upcoming Mir Display Server plans for Ubuntu Linux...

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

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    I have no idea how to follow mailing lists, but that's pretty cool to hear. Who would think that putting Mir in a LTS version would be good though is what I'd like to know.

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    • #3
      and they remain turned on by their own display server to succeed the X.Org Server
      Can we please at least aim for a rudimentary level of politeness and professionalism rather than suggesting sexual undertones?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gigaplex View Post
        Can we please at least aim for a rudimentary level of politeness and professionalism rather than suggesting sexual undertones?
        I guess Michael is just tired, he shouldn't write when he needs sleep. There are more weird things:
        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
        they are using Ubuntu 7
        Originally posted by phoronix View Post
        A Unity 8 preview session is a goal for Unity 8
        //EDIT: Or maybe to much german beer? xD
        Last edited by V10lator; 11-25-2013, 12:41 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NothingMuchHereToSay View Post
          I have no idea how to follow mailing lists, but that's pretty cool to hear. Who would think that putting Mir in a LTS version would be good though is what I'd like to know.
          Probably the same person who thought XMir was something you should use to run the whole desktop. Probably a salesman, someone from the marketing department, I doubt it was an engineer. Luckily, it seems it wasn't that person who had the last word here.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TAXI View Post
            I guess Michael is just tired, he shouldn't write when he needs sleep. There are more weird things:

            //EDIT: Or maybe to much german beer? xD
            Fixed, thanks. Tired would be correct, not German beer. I rarely drink beer these days... maybe once or twice a month?
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Nice to see you active in the comments!

              On topic, I'm glad that they are going to commit to it all the way.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                Mir is here to stay!
                To be here to stay it has to arrive in the first place. Let us see when it will do that. This is just another Canonical announcement. Their track record isn't the best when it comes to announcements.

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                • #9
                  So Mir is delayed for one whole year. By the time it's out, every major distro will ship with a Wayland option.

                  Why didn't they go with Wayland again?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                    Why didn't they go with Wayland again?
                    Cause... um... eh... *scratchesHead* ... you know... ehm... yea... wait, there the paper is: NIH and we meed a CLA to be able to make money.

                    Greetings,
                    Canonical customer support

                    (if that's not clear enough: This post isn't really serious and I'm not working for Canonical)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                        Canonical is back in black! Ready to crush the haters! Mir is here to stay!
                        BO$$, your trolling is so much more fun and effective when you have the first comment. You need to reply faster to Mir articles!

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                        • #13
                          Well, sticking to wayland means writing a display server from scratch anyway. Wayland is just a protocol definition, nothing more. Weston is just a reference implementation, which is not intended to be a fully-featured DE.

                          The decision is only - to obey the protocol, which probably is going to get bloated (just like the anti-Unix-way systemd) and multiplies maintenance costs, or just define small protocol just for us, that will be small and easy to maintain, without thousands of ridiculous extensions and hacking around - that's the X (which is anti-Unix-way too btw.). Single responibility, small programs, that do one thing well, not overbloated which are going to generate a lot of problems in the future, because of its complexity. That's Mir.

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                          • #14
                            it's so sad how full of shit Canonical is these days. and to thing that long, long ago i was installing Ubuntu from their official CDs...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Siekacz View Post
                              or just define small protocol just for us, that will be small and easy to maintain, without thousands of ridiculous extensions and hacking around
                              But with the needs to maintain patches for any toolkit and a whole bunch of drivers. I really doubt that maintaining Mir + toolkits is less of work than maintaining a Wayland compositor without the needs for maintaining toolkits and drivers out of tree. Unity is just a Compiz plugin anyways, how hard could it be to maintain on top of Weston?

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