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    Default 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY1ODc

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    Question But does it run on Wayland?

    Who cares about Mir, does it run on Wayland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Who cares about Mir, does it run on Wayland?
    I bet it wont run on a protocol.
    The question is, will Mir fully implement the Wayland protocol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sacridex View Post
    I bet it wont run on a protocol.
    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?

    but, hey... that's just me being wayland fan so it probably makes my comment biased.

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    Look's Like a Windows 8+Gnome Mix....

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attentäter View Post
    Look's Like a Windows 8+Gnome Mix....
    Quote Originally Posted by sarmad View Post
    Wait a second, aren't they repeating the same mistake Microsoft did with Windows 8? Where is the Dash and where are window mode apps?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmy2cents View Post
    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?

    but, hey... that's just me being wayland fan so it probably makes my comment biased.
    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!

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    Hum,
    Did I miss something or is this video just about VT switching between Unity 7 and Unity 8 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siekacz View Post
    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!
    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

    but, yea i might be wrong. never cared about unity

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