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  • Canonical Is Hiring Graphics Stack Developers To Work On Mir

    Phoronix: Canonical Is Hiring Graphics Stack Developers To Work On Mir

    While it was only months ago that Canonical let go of several Mir developers at the same time as other staff reductions for the Unity team and different areas as the company changed their focus, they are now looking for new Mir hires...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Mir-Developers

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    And I thought they got it and would start to contribute to Wayland...

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    • #3
      I thought they let all these people go a while back?

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      • #4
        Canonical, stop beating this dead horse already. We told you once with upstart, we told you next with mir, we are telling you now...

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        • #5
          They can use Wayland for IoT.
          Why would they want Mir? What does it bring to the table?

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          • #6
            Hardly surprising seeing how they said they were still going to continue working on Mir for embedded applications when they announced the move back to Gnome. Server and embedded being Canonical's main sources of actual revenue it's hardly surprising that they're not as willing to throw out embedded Mir as they were to throw out desktop Mir.

            Can't see any reason to be surprised unless you're a wayland fanboy or dyslexic...
            Last edited by L_A_G; 11-16-2017, 07:45 AM.
            "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              They can use Wayland for IoT.
              Why would they want Mir? What does it bring to the table?
              Mir is status quo, it's already established in their IoT stack. They will have to support it as long as they have promised to their customers. Now, I don't have a clue how popular a platform they have, but it is way easier to maintain the old platform with by building upon it than it is to start from scratch with a new platform. I presume they will take their time to study their new Wayland-based desktop environment and at some point they might start working on moving all of their product to run atop Wayland. Of course having Mir integrated with Wayland is already doing that right now.

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              • #8
                Canonical always does funny things. A bit of humour in Linux world is always welcome.

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                • #9
                  Somehow I think Canonical missed the original memo that Wayland isn't a compositor/display-server. Now that Mir is a Wayland compositor (as it should have been all along) suddenly it's actually useful to people, including Canonical!

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                  • #10
                    Why would they want Mir? What does it bring to the table?
                    Looking at the comments above made me pretty disappointed in the community at large so I'm going to say it below in bold so they can understand:

                    Wayland is a specification for a protocol, it isn't an implementation!!!!! Mir itself as of right now is an implementation of the specification for the Wayland protocol.

                    There is space for a lightweight display server or maybe Canonical uses Mir for their Gnome spin in the future, if they really want to. It is an option, not some random thing, there are a few Wayland implementations. Weston is one of them, Mir is now one of them and maybe some other company down the line can also implement the protocol. There are 8 implementations of Wayland I found in the 5 minutes of random googling I did.
                    Last edited by shanefagan; 11-15-2017, 09:39 AM. Reason: uses not users

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