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  • Mir 0.26.3 Released

    Phoronix: Mir 0.26.3 Released

    With Canonical divesting in Mir from the desktop and abandoning their mobile phone/tablet ambitions, we might not see Mir v1.0 ever reached as was anticipated to happen for the Ubuntu 17.10 cycle. However, Mir is still being maintained for IoT use-cases and today is a new point release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag....26.3-Released

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but how does a spiffy display server help IoT use-cases? How many IoT devices need this, or display servers at all, for that matter?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lienmeat View Post
      Maybe I'm missing something, but how does a spiffy display server help IoT use-cases? How many IoT devices need this, or display servers at all, for that matter?
      IoT is just the most recent buzzword, don't expect any particular rationale. Person working in telecom industry is saying you this.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lienmeat View Post
        Maybe I'm missing something, but how does a spiffy display server help IoT use-cases? How many IoT devices need this, or display servers at all, for that matter?
        Well, you could consider that "IoT device" includes your in-car infotainment console (pretty useless without a display), medical devices of all kinds (howsabout a CAT scan with no picture of your brain?), and the smart mirror in your bathroom that displays the news and weather while you shave. What are you imagining an IoT device to be?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bregma View Post

          Well, you could consider that "IoT device" includes your in-car infotainment console (pretty useless without a display), medical devices of all kinds (howsabout a CAT scan with no picture of your brain?), and the smart mirror in your bathroom that displays the news and weather while you shave. What are you imagining an IoT device to be?
          Does Mir really live in any of those?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GrayShade View Post

            Does Mir really live in any of those?
            Maybe not as of today, but that's not the real problem, 'cause Mir targets IoT, so who knows what the future... The real problem is that you could strip out the last four words from your phrase and you would obtain the real question

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lucrus View Post

              Maybe not as of today, but that's not the real problem, 'cause Mir targets IoT, so who knows what the future... The real problem is that you could strip out the last four words from your phrase and you would obtain the real question
              Snark notwithstanding, Wayland has been used in IVI systems and Qt runs both on that and bare metal. Mir's future looks less promising than ever and If I was starting a new project of such kind, Mir wouldn't be exactly my top pick.

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              • #8
                Still not clear after many years, if Mir has some significant advantages over Wayland even for IOT, other than Canonical tight control.
                Mir seem to be just a Mirage to screw up Ubuntu Touch or Unity faith
                Last edited by onicsis; 06-16-2017, 05:17 AM.

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                • #9
                  Canonical continues going in the down spiral. Mir...how many IoT use Mir..0? In the same time Wayland is used in numerous devices already, be it cars, TVs, fridges, etc. And there were people saying when Mir was presented: "Canonical, don't burn money, don't be stupid". Now I can't believe we are loosing Unity because if this debacle, yes I am happy Unity user, I admit it. In fact Unity is the only thing keeping me on Ubuntu. Very sad circumstances.

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                  • #10
                    But why not Wayland? I mean: not to start a flamewar again or anything, but if Canonical is already switching to Wayland for desktop cases, then why not for IoT cases as well? What does Mir better than Wayland when it comes to IoT?

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