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    Phoronix: Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers

    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has joined the Khronos Group to help push open, cross-platform, industry-standard APIs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2OTM

  • #2
    Isn't EGL good enough?

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    • #3
      Remember that Canonical developed Mir, in order to unify their Desktop/Mobile efforts, I saw this " Wayland reached 1.0 maturity in 2012, and since then has shipped in millions of smart TVs, set-top boxes, IVI systems, and more", in that site: http://community.arm.com/groups/arm-...-siggraph-2014

      WTF Canonical?

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      • #4
        Do they even have the knowledge to actuallyl benefit anyone? I'm guessing this is some PR stunt.

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        • #5
          Yeah ... right, since it comes from a company that suffers from an NIH complex let me fix that for you:

          However, Oliver Ries, the Head of Engineering Product Strategy at Canonical, wrote into Phoronix that they joined the group for pushing their display server agenda with trying to work towards an underlying driver standard for Mir. Oli noted in his email, "Canonical has joined Khronos in order to help establish the necessary driver standard that is required for Mir to succeed. We have specifically contributed to the current standard proposal/draft.

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          • #6
            That flame war between mir and wayland makes no sense :

            I've just read a thread about Munich's future IT-plans and I came accross comments saying that the biggest issue with linux in the office is the lack of MS-office formats compatibility.
            A reader was also pointing to this uk gov document > https://www.gov.uk/government/news/o...eet-user-needs

            Because MS doesn't use open formats, they create unfair monopoly since the users are bound to their office suite.

            Now on topic. If Khronos and Canonical cooperate with others to create an open standard to access the needed functions on GPU's for the graphic server (driver independent) and everyone follows them , then mir/wayland and maybe a future solution will have the same chances to succeed and numerical darwinism will operate

            openness of a system yaknow (no sh*tty MS business model) :]

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            • #7
              i'm guessing 2 weeks... then Mark announces they are working on Sputnik (aka, new GL) since Khronos doesn't work on acceptable standard for Canonical

              still, as positive as other GL news were lately... this surely takes away the mood

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              • #8
                Wayland has succeeded seeing how it's in tv's, phones, desktops, tablets, car's, and more Wtf? are they talking about help wayland succeed it is far past that

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                • #9
                  News report: "Canonical doesn't contribute to XYZ project because they are focused on other things."
                  Haters: "They don't contribute to XYZ because they are bastards who only care about themselves!!!"

                  News report: "Canonical contribute to XYZ project because they understand their focus is on the same thing."
                  Haters: "They contribute to XYZ because they are bastards who only care about themselves!!!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                    Isn't EGL good enough?
                    No, Wayland need extensions on top of EGL and I guess the same is true for Mir.

                    Originally posted by migizi View Post
                    Do they even have the knowledge to actuallyl benefit anyone? I'm guessing this is some PR stunt.
                    Canonicals projects have been praised for its code quality, in the Upstart vs SystemD debate even the SystemD fans
                    praised upstarts code quality. Also they now have the rare knowledge of writing a displayserver.

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