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  • LightDM Caught Off-Guard By Mir, Plans For Wayland

    Phoronix: LightDM Caught Off-Guard By Mir, Plans For Wayland

    Development of the LightDM display manager is now in an awkward state by Canonical's announcement of developing -- and ultimately switching to -- the Mir Display Server rather than Wayland...

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

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    If Canonical keeps the community developers in the dark then the developers will stop cooperating with Canonical and will be alienated.

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    • #3
      If you know for 6 months that you're not going to do something you said you would it's rude not to tell people.
      I think it's not just rude. It's the same as lying to someone's face.

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      • #4
        LightDM is under the CLA. Canonical probably won't use his lib.

        http://www.canonical.com/contributors

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        • #5
          Originally posted by talvik View Post
          LightDM is under the CLA. Canonical probably won't use his lib.

          http://www.canonical.com/contributors
          Can anyone tell me why they're putting all their projects under the CLA? They're repelling potential contributors with this sh*t.

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          • #6
            Those are the things that happen when a project is aimed for a specific distro.

            The distro leaves the project and the project gets discouraged.

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            • #7
              David E., have drink! relax.

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              • #8
                Why on earth does Wayland need a display manager to begin with? Isn't that one of those outdated X11 things we're trying to get rid of?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  Why on earth does Wayland need a display manager to begin with? Isn't that one of those outdated X11 things we're trying to get rid of?
                  Then, how are you supposed to type in your password, select a session etc? Do you have an alternative design?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
                    Those are the things that happen when a project is aimed for a specific distro.

                    The distro leaves the project and the project gets discouraged.
                    AFAIK, ubuntu is not leaving LightDM. But it is deeply integrating with Mir and thus not being ported to wayland. Now, the community needs to do all the heavy lifting to support wayland.

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