Unity 7 X11 Running Together With Unity 8 Mir
Phoronix: Unity 7 X11 Running Together With Unity 8 Mir
A new video out of Canonical is showing off the Unity 7 desktop with an X11 session running side-by-side with a Unity 8 Mir-powered session...
But does it run on Wayland?
Who cares about Mir, does it run on Wayland?
I bet it wont run on a protocol.
Originally Posted by uid313
The question is, will Mir fully implement the Wayland protocol?
i think implementing unity as wayland compositor would make more sense than implementing mir on wayland. why stuck layers when you can do it directly?
Originally Posted by sacridex
but, hey... that's just me being wayland fan so it probably makes my comment biased.
Look's Like a Windows 8+Gnome Mix....
Hears an opinion in the form of a statement.
And here is something I already know the answer of in the form of a question?
Originally Posted by Attentäter
Hey, what he showed was the Unity 8 TABLET interface, not the desktop one. The Unity 8 interface still hasn't started being adapted to desktop -- that's why he's showing off the tablet version. Tip: when you see a gesture-based navigation and every application running as fullscreen that's not the interface that's supposed to be on the desktop, it's just an example. The desktop interface will probably come to the spotlight at the next cycle.
Originally Posted by sarmad
Lack of knowledge again. If you want to use wayland protocol, you have to create a compositor from scratch. So you have to write Mir or sth like this to implement this protocol. It's like saying: Why bother about writing browser? Let's run webapps on HTTP!
Originally Posted by justmy2cents
Did I miss something or is this video just about VT switching between Unity 7 and Unity 8 ?
again? and... how does native wayland compositor differs from what you said it would be needed? running mir on wayland as it is, would probably need to be done in same way as x11, which adds extra layer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Th...and_glamor.svg
Originally Posted by Siekacz
but, yea i might be wrong. never cared about unity