blogged about this development providing a couple more technical details. As one might expect Mir development being focused mainly on mobile devices so far (phones, tablets) it doesn't provide Window Management.
I am calling it ‘proof of concept’ not because of the quality of the code, but because there is more work to do to fully integrate Chromium with Mir, e.g. Mir does not provide Window Management, so Chromium will excel to its fullest extend only on Unity 8 on Mir.
"DRM (digitial rights)" all incl. the stuff in the brackets is listed on the ubuntu site.
> diff Wayland Mir | wc -l
All that work just so Canonical can do like they did made Wayland. But on the other hand thank you canonical else I would sticked maybe another year or more with that bad os, with not only a bad init-system but also really bad defaults (kernel get never removed if you install updates so at some point you have 100 installed) and no ramfs/tmpfs and so on...
Well at least they showcase it better and film the screen using an external camera and not a screen recorder - or worse: run the thing atop X11.
Touch maybe isn't the right technology, because you can still see this horrible delay between the real world and the screen. Also the scrolling doesn't look smooth to me. Can't see if if it's a performance issue or the scroll steps being to coarse.
In either case this demo is almost as crappy as every other previous one (no matter if wayland or Mir).
What is the point in showing a window manager that isn't doing anything.
Show window resizing. Everything else is zero challenge.
Last edited by thechef; 03-05-2014 at 04:25 PM.