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

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    *cough* fragmentation *cough* *cough* cancer *cough*

    I can't be the only one thinking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post
    *cough* fragmentation *cough* *cough* cancer *cough*

    I can't be the only one thinking it.
    Well, they're supposed to be working on avoiding this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Carr
    Moving forward we are engaging with the Chrome team and Ozone Wayland engineers to develop a plan to move such a layer of interfaces upstream, enabling an easy life of collaboration for Ozone Wayland and Mir.

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    I have quite serious suspicion, that this is happening because Pavel Popov has joined ranks of what he has tried to clone.

    Next headline will be - Ubuntu renames itself into Bolgenbuntu and Canonical becomes Poposoft.

    Viva BolgenOS!

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Oh crap, now they're gonna use that as a new argument to drop Firefox and adopt Chromium as default. I hope someone's working on porting Firefox too.

    Quote Originally Posted by benalib View Post
    why not
    let other do the heavy tasks and then port it! and it works just compare between the two presentation
    You're in the Phoronix Forums, remember? If Canonical writes something different we are supposed to say "Again this devilish company and its CLAed, NIH syndrome fragmenting Linux and refusing to work with the community", if Canonical adopts a community project or uses someone else's code instead of reinventing the wheel it's "All these lazy fucks do is steal other people's hard work".

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