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    Default Nested Mir Rendering Now Supported On Android

    Phoronix: Nested Mir Rendering Now Supported On Android

    The latest feature added to Ubuntu's Mir display server is nested rendering support when using Android...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ1ODA

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    Sorry, I have no idea what this means. Can anyone explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Sorry, I have no idea what this means. Can anyone explain?
    That you can run a Mir session inside a Mir session.
    For example having a full desktop inside a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pajn View Post
    For example having a full desktop inside a window.
    What's the use-case? Is it just for testing and developing DE's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    What's the use-case? Is it just for testing and developing DE's?
    Providing a flicker-free user experience right from the moment Ubuntu boots without noticable "black screens" when switching from the boot logo to the login screen or to the user session. (like OS X does since 10.7).

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    I think this is useful for emulators, which app developers need to build apps for Ubuntu Phone. What I don't understand is why would you need that on Android if you are going to be developing your apps on desktop Ubuntu anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treehouse View Post
    Providing a flicker-free user experience right from the moment Ubuntu boots without noticable "black screens" when switching from the boot logo to the login screen or to the user session. (like OS X does since 10.7).
    Flicker-free boot?!? Do my eyes deceive me?!? Hells yeah! Been waiting for this for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    What's the use-case? Is it just for testing and developing DE's?
    Emulator for developing Ubuntu Touch Apps, Developing DEs.
    I used this on X one time when I wanted to run Spotify (wine)
    in a separate session so that I could extract playing info
    before the Linux version with MPRIS was available.

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    From my understanding this is Mir running on top of Android, aka Ubuntu On Android.

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