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  • Mir 1.1.1 RC1 Has Fixes For PostmarketOS, Demo Shells Using Wayland

    Phoronix: Mir 1.1.1 RC1 Has Fixes For PostmarketOS, Demo Shells Using Wayland

    Mir 1.1 was released back in December as the first post-1.0 feature update while now preparing for release is the Mir 1.1.1 maintenance milestone...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...=Mir-1.1.1-RC1

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    Does this run on Unity or are there any plans that this will run on Unity? I mean, why would they else invest so much effort on Mir?!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steffo View Post
      Does this run on Unity or are there any plans that this will run on Unity? I mean, why would they else invest so much effort on Mir?!
      I don't know what you mean.
      Mir is a display server, Unity is a DE (a graphical user interface) that was designed to run with Mir's own native protocol (that was supposed to be so much better than Wayland and also be ready sooner).

      Since after they dropped Unity they have put full steam in the backup plan, since their own "native protocol" was similar to Wayland anyway, they are converting Mir to become a Wayland compositor. Like Kwin for KDE or Mutter for GNOME, but it seems to be more generic so it could be used by smaller DE projects like MATE or XFCE.

      Also, Afaik Mir is part of distros and embedded device "distros" (where it would be supposedly be a display server for whatever GUI the actual device manufacturer develops in it) that are still supported so they can't just let it rot yet.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steffo View Post
        Does this run on Unity or are there any plans that this will run on Unity? I mean, why would they else invest so much effort on Mir?!
        Why can't you say "why would they else invest so much effort on wlroots or libweston?!"?

        Mir is just another base for a Wayland compositor. They aim to see uses in the "Internet of Things" industry.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
          I don't know what you mean.
          Mir is a display server, Unity is a DE (a graphical user interface) that was designed to run with Mir's own native protocol (that was supposed to be so much better than Wayland and also be ready sooner).

          Since after they dropped Unity they have put full steam in the backup plan, since their own "native protocol" was similar to Wayland anyway, they are converting Mir to become a Wayland compositor. Like Kwin for KDE or Mutter for GNOME, but it seems to be more generic so it could be used by smaller DE projects like MATE or XFCE.

          Also, Afaik Mir is part of distros and embedded device "distros" (where it would be supposedly be a display server for whatever GUI the actual device manufacturer develops in it) that are still supported so they can't just let it rot yet.
          Yeah, I know. Canonicals Gnome fork looks like Unity, so I called it Unity. My question is, why do they this effort? I don't see Wayland-Mir running on any Canonical product.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steffo View Post
            Yeah, I know. Canonicals Gnome fork looks like Unity, so I called it Unity. My question is, why do they this effort? I don't see Wayland-Mir running on any Canonical product.
            As I hinted, it's part of their embedded device "distro" (Ubuntu Core), which is supported for more than 5 years from now and supposed to be a one-stop-shop for companies that want to develop an embedded device firmware that needs a GUI and is relatively powerful.

            This is one of their example Wayland GUI applications you could develop for your project if you use Ubuntu Core https://developer.ubuntu.com/core/examples/snaps-on-mir

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            • #7
              Snaps...no thank you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                I don't know what you mean.
                Mir is a display server, Unity is a DE (a graphical user interface) that was designed to run with Mir's own native protocol (that was supposed to be so much better than Wayland and also be ready sooner).
                Maybe he means UBports' Unity fork?

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