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    Phoronix: UBports' Unity 8 Has Working Wayland Support

    Lead UBports developer Marius Gripsgard has shared some exciting news: their Unity 8 code is now riding happily on Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...8-Wayland-2020

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: UBports' Unity 8 Has Working Wayland Support
    This work will be coming to UBports' Ubuntu Touch with the forthcoming OTA-12 release.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...8-Wayland-2020
    Also, Ubuntu Touch (running Unity8 and Mir) on the PinePhone can be seen here.

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    • #3
      hey, this is good news for that project!

      Might have to take another look at unity8 on the desktop at some stage in the future to see how far they have come

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      • #4
        ...so they've replaced the Mir protocol with Wayland and "Mir" is now simply a Wayland compositor? Proving Canonical's whole reason for developing a new display protocol was as wrong as everybody always told them?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johannesburgel View Post
          ...so they've replaced the Mir protocol with Wayland and "Mir" is now simply a Wayland compositor? Proving Canonical's whole reason for developing a new display protocol was as wrong as everybody always told them?
          they had a working display years ago, go with wayland need many more work and continues buggy as hell. After many years nobody can even play a fps using wayland and a good desktop distro need to use X because wayland it's simple broken

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johannesburgel View Post
            ...so they've replaced the Mir protocol with Wayland and "Mir" is now simply a Wayland compositor? Proving Canonical's whole reason for developing a new display protocol was as wrong as everybody always told them?
            It's what I predicted would happen with Mir a few years back. Canonical could have been much further along if Mir spoke Wayland from the start, but controlling the stack and owning it through CLA looked enticing back then.

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            • #7
              I don't want to detract from the progress that has been made, but the main article seems to conflate what has been achieved with what is unfinished. The blogpost section in question begins:

              "Our road from mirclient to wayland has been bumpy, and we are still not at the finish line. ... and we still have a number of things that still needs to be reworked."

              That rework is essential before a usable system is "done".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by johannesburgel View Post
                ...so they've replaced the Mir protocol with Wayland and "Mir" is now simply a Wayland compositor? Proving Canonical's whole reason for developing a new display protocol was as wrong as everybody always told them?
                to quote a Canonical employee at the time.

                "It's our turn to do a systemd".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

                  they had a working display years ago, go with wayland need many more work and continues buggy as hell. After many years nobody can even play a fps using wayland and a good desktop distro need to use X because wayland it's simple broken
                  Wayland is just a protocol, calling it buggy is like calling TCP buggy.

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                  • #10
                    necrophilia

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