I think you just don't understand.
Originally Posted by TheOne
There are such implementations, working on the Pi hardware and everywhere else. You just need EGL for wayland to work (low enough requirement).
The special implementation for the Pi is simply there to take advantage of the special features of the Pi hardware: the Pi has a hardware compositor that you can use instead of standard software one. This has nothing to do with the driver, and cannot be applied to other devices.
It will work with any implementation, but it will just work better with a custom one. The only difference with wayland is that you can actually provide such a custom implementation (=> with X11 they simply couldn't, with Mir I don't know).
No double standards here. It's Simple: Canonical is the only one using Mir, so why should the KDE guys maintain their codes for them? There's no reason to have Mir support upstream as long as nobody outside of Canonical wants to use it (Canonical patches their packages and build from source anyway). These rules to not allow distro-secific patches aren't even political reasons, it is technical: Keeping the maintenance burden as low as possible + these patches could bring bugs to other, now bug free codepaths, ... If Wayland would be (planned to be) used by one distri only you can be sure that support for it wouldn't be upstream in KDE. Also as soon as other distributors start to use Mir as their default display server (or enough show interest in doing so) you can be sure KDE will accept Mir specific patches.
Originally Posted by Cerberus
See, the "anti-Mir crowd" isn't a bunch of bad people trying to attack Mir whenever possible, we just try to spread the truth to uninformed people and don't want FUD spreading (like not accepting Mir patches is a political reason of KDE and has no technical reason). Yes, there are black sheeps attacking the "pro-Mir crowd" but it's the same in the other direction and from my personal experience I would say the anti-Mir people are usually more informed about the technical aspects of Wayland and Mir while the pro-Mir crowd usually either repeats FUD or takes the discussion away from technical arguments.
Anyway, take my hand and let's be friends. Having different opinions about software shouldn't make us enemies.
Last edited by TAXI; 06-13-2014 at 05:38 AM.