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    Phoronix: Mir 1.0 Released For "Next-Generation of Graphical Solutions"

    As we were expecting over the last few days, the long-awaited release of Mir 1.0 is now available. It's certainly a different beast now than when "Mir 1.0" was talked about in the past now that it's focused on providing Wayland support...

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

  • #2
    I have no idea what this is good for.

    I guess I'll be running GNOME on Wayland.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      I have no idea what this is good for.

      I guess I'll be running GNOME on Wayland.
      Gnome is trash, Wayland is even worse

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scellow View Post
        Gnome is trash, Wayland is even worse
        Why is that so?
        I mean sure, I disliked GNOME 3 back in the days when it was all new and I used GNOME 2. But after a couple of releases and refinements its gotten really good, especially with extensions such as Arc menu, dash-to-dock, dash-to-panel, etc.

        I like GNOME, on overall it is great. That said, I don't like the dash (it is rather slow, and changes context from what I am working to all new screen), I much prefer using an extension so I don't have to use the dash.

        As for Wayland, I still use X as I see no point in using Wayland yet when Firefox, Chrome, GIMP and Electon-based apps (Atom, Spotify, VS Code, Skype, etc) don't yet support Wayland. However it seems promising. Ultimately X or Wayland won't matter, its not something I will even know or interact with in any way.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          I have no idea what this is good for.

          I guess I'll be running GNOME on Wayland.
          Wayland is a protocol, you still need a display server to support it. Mir is a display server that supports wayland. You are running GNOME on Weston (another display server that supports wayland).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post

            Wayland is a protocol, you still need a display server to support it. Mir is a display server that supports wayland. You are running GNOME on Weston (another display server that supports wayland).
            No, Weston is the reference compsitor.
            I am running GNOME on Wayland where gnome-shell is the compositor with Wayland support.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post

              Wayland is a protocol, you still need a display server to support it. Mir is a display server that supports wayland. You are running GNOME on Weston (another display server that supports wayland).
              No. Unlike with X, GNOME (or mutter to be more specific) is the display server when running in wayland mode. Weston is just a reference display server, that's rarely used in production. It's mostly just there to show wayland compositor developers how it could be done.

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              • #8
                If it was always this feasible to make Mir speak Wayland, it seems super weird that Canonical kept fighting Wayland all this time
                Maybe Mir would have seen more adoption and broader distribution support if Canonical had actually funded Wayland compatibility earlier in the project

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  I have no idea what this is good for.

                  I guess I'll be running GNOME on Wayland.
                  It will be good for building Wayland compositors easily, in a wlroots-like way.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Spazturtle View Post

                    Wayland is a protocol, you still need a display server to support it. Mir is a display server that supports wayland. You are running GNOME on Weston (another display server that supports wayland).
                    He is running GNOME in "Wayland protocol implementation" mode.

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