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  • Mir Moves From Bzr/Launchpad To GitHub, Hopes For More Community Contributions

    Phoronix: Mir Transitions From Bzr/Launchpad To GitHub, Hopes For More Community Contributions

    Not only are the Canonical developers that are left working on the Mir display server trying to make it easier to run Mir on other Linux distributions, but they have now punted the project to GitHub...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Now-On-GitHub

  • #2
    Thank god. I get that some people liked Bazaar, but it's just such a pain for me. Bazaar is a good reason not to bother making a drive-by contribution to a project.

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    • #3
      bzr is kill

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      • #4
        I must be extremely out of touch. Because I could swear this agenda makes much more sense:

        1. Shoot Mir.
        2. Port Unity 8 to Wayland.
        3. Ship that when its ready.
        4. Let UB-Ports worry about the phone aspect.

        NOTE: I'm still pissed that they caved on Convergence.

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        • #5
          I don’t see the big deal with Unity. It’s just Gnome with a different shell. They could just mod Gnome enough to fit their “design goals.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wswartzendruber View Post
            I must be extremely out of touch. Because I could swear this agenda makes much more sense:
            Canonical: Convergence is never going to happen. M$ couldn't do it, you will never will as well. Android is too strong & open & liked for you to compete. Focus on what you are good at...user experience. F*ck! You were the only only viable option to Windblows. Do one right decision and ditch Mir, and support Unity 7/8 in wayland, else you are going to die/melt into a ocean of other distros.

            Sincerer Ubuntu user until 16.04 is supported.

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            • #7
              Good move!

              Just today I had launchpad fail on me: I had a launchpad automatically import code from github into a bzr repo to use the translation services of launchpad, but this now fails because the github repo contains a single commit with a gpg signature, which it can't handle or ignore. Turns out that this has been an issue with launchpad for years, but it doesn't get fixed.
              You can use git on launchpad for ppas, but not for importing gettext translation files.

              I can't see any reason for using launchpad for actual development over services like github. Moving away from it shouldn't hurt.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wswartzendruber View Post
                I must be extremely out of touch. Because I could swear this agenda makes much more sense:

                1. Shoot Mir.
                2. Port Unity 8 to Wayland.
                3. Ship that when its ready.
                4. Let UB-Ports worry about the phone aspect.
                Your point #2 is made reality by porting Mir to Wayland and letting Unity run atop MIr. Even Gnome and KDE are still maybe a couple years away from making their Wayland environments run better than on Xorg, so if Mir/Unity devs can make the transition happen this way, then it's clearly the right way to go forward.

                The real problem with little contribution from the 'community', however, is that Canonical is keeping Mir separate from the community. They have to ditch the insane license agreements and stick to vanilla GPL.
                Last edited by curfew; 11-02-2017, 04:05 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by garegin View Post
                  I don’t see the big deal with Unity. It’s just Gnome with a different shell. They could just mod Gnome enough to fit their “design goals.
                  This is exactly what they are doing, now. Their new Gnome based release is heavily themed to look like Unity.

                  Edit:
                  I think they were trying to solve a couple of things with Unity: Convergence, and HiDPI

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                  • #10
                    "How's the horse?"
                    "Still dead."
                    "Beat it harder!"

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