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  • Chromium Ported To Mir Display Server, Based On Wayland Code

    Phoronix: Chromium Ported To Mir Display Server, Based On Wayland Code

    Robert Carr at Canonical has ported Google's Chromium web-browser to Mir. The "Mir-Ozone" component allows Chromium to run natively on Mir, which in turn is based on Wayland code...

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

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    .. begs the question - which parts of Mir are original?

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    • #3
      Even though an achievement, have they got eBook's reading yet? Also a OpenStreetMaps apps would be needed too.

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      • #4
        *cough* fragmentation *cough* *cough* cancer *cough*

        I can't be the only one thinking it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MartinN View Post
          .. begs the question - which parts of Mir are original?
          they wrote abstraction layer that allows chromium and thus chrome to be ported to an external windowing system. but, i'm sure you already knew that.

          By now most readers will be familiar with the excellent work by Intel and contributors in creating Ozone Wayland[6]. Initial investigation in to Ozone Mir quickly lead to the observation that a large amount of code would need to be duplicated between them. In order to try to improve this situation, we have instead based our Ozone Mir work off of Ozone Wayland. Ozone Mir creates a new set of interfaces on the GPU process side abstracting the idea of utilizing an external EGL compositor. This results in a layer much more similar to conventional toolkit porting layers, and we hope that one day something similar can be used by all ports of Ozone to an external EGL windowing system[7].

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          • #6
            First non-Canonical Mir app?

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            • #7
              good work
              it looks smoother than ozone-wayland presentation

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              • #8
                From one side, it's ok.
                From another side the history repeat itself: take the wayland code -> change two lines -> rebrand as Mir-related work -> announces that "XYZ can now work on Mir".
                Then someone will jump in the forum to say "look, the Mir devs achieved the same result with 1/5 of the time needed by the wayland (not-so-smart) devs, ah ah".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by valeriodean View Post
                  From one side, it's ok.
                  From another side the history repeat itself: take the wayland code -> change two lines -> rebrand as Mir-related work -> announces that "XYZ can now work on Mir".
                  Then someone will jump in the forum to say "look, the Mir devs achieved the same result with 1/5 of the time needed by the wayland (not-so-smart) devs, ah ah".
                  why not
                  let other do the heavy tasks and then port it! and it works just compare between the two presentation
                  and ozone wayland developers are indeed so smart! they develop it using Ubuntu they know Ubuntu just works and Fedora is not development-quality product

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by valeriodean View Post
                    From one side, it's ok.
                    From another side the history repeat itself: take the wayland code -> change two lines -> rebrand as Mir-related work -> announces that "XYZ can now work on Mir". Then someone will jump in the forum to say "look, the Mir devs achieved the same result with 1/5 of the time needed by the wayland (not-so-smart) devs, ah ah".

                    Does that really matter. Aren't we wanting a Linux solution for mobiles devices that isn't tied to Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
                      Does that really matter. Aren't we wanting a Linux solution for mobiles devices that isn't tied to Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc...
                      Canonical is such a company too you know... the whole lot is guilty of "Being Evil".

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Anarchy View Post
                        they wrote abstraction layer that allows chromium and thus chrome to be ported to an external windowing system. but, i'm sure you already knew that.
                        You mean the abstraction layer work consisting of copy-pasting ozone wayland, renaming wayland to ui, and wrapping two structs into classes?

                        ... instead of working with everyone else on wayland

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by curaga View Post
                          First non-Canonical Mir app?
                          Not quite. Chromium was ported by Canonical. The first non-Canonical Mir App would be some Ubuntu Touch app from a hobby programmer. There are already many of them available.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Robert Carr
                            In order to try to improve this situation, we have instead based our Ozone Mir work off of Ozone Wayland.
                            So, instead of just saying "we are basing our work off of wayland work because there is no need to repeat the same work", Robert is saying they are trying to "improve the situation". Trying to give the impression that they are making a favor.
                            There is really nothing wrong with basing your code on someone else's work, that's what open source is all about. But trying not to give credit is just pathetic.

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                            • #15
                              @blackout23 you beat me to the punch. but its also pointless if Canonical is the only real work horse making apps or making apps compatible.

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