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    Buntolo
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  • Buntolo
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    Originally posted by Oddsocks View Post

    I agree with both. That's one of the awesome things about FOSS though. It goes beyond commercial value and putting strict control with the hands of a single entity.
    I partially concur: fork and FOSS can be useful and are an important resource, but for niche projects with small user base I think they should try the best they can to tolerate each other an stick on working together on the same project. While forking a server/enterprise product can be for the best (as server world is mostly Linux), forking a project intended for desktop use may be a bad idea, resulting in fragmentation and resource (people and time) scattering.

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  • Oddsocks
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    Originally posted by Buntolo View Post

    Personally I think they should have never started them, they've always smelled of "NIH" to me.
    I agree with both. That's one of the awesome things about FOSS though. It goes beyond commercial value and putting strict control with the hands of a single entity.

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  • Buntolo
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    Originally posted by AlanGriffiths View Post

    The strength of FOSS is that a company stopping work on a project doesn't kill the project.

    In this case, Canonical did stop contributing to Unity and Unity8, but both projects have carried on without them.

    And no, Canonical has not stopped investing in Mir.
    Personally I think they should have never started them, they've always smelled of "NIH" to me.

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  • AlanGriffiths
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    Originally posted by Buntolo View Post
    I don't understand this Unity + MIR thing: didn't Canonical [finally] dropped them and switched back to GNOME + Wayland? Shouldn't they be dead?
    The strength of FOSS is that a company stopping work on a project doesn't kill the project.

    In this case, Canonical did stop contributing to Unity and Unity8, but both projects have carried on without them.

    And no, Canonical has not stopped investing in Mir.

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  • bregma
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    Originally posted by Britoid View Post

    IIRC it was just copied and pasted from XWayland.
    Not even close. Full disclosure: I worked on the XMir code.

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  • Buntolo
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    Wayland + XWayland + GNOME + nvidia here, working fine for like 2.5 years. I don't know how, I'm surprised seeing all the complaints.

    I don't understand this Unity + MIR thing: didn't Canonical [finally] dropped them and switched back to GNOME + Wayland? Shouldn't they be dead?

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  • profoundWHALE
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    Originally posted by Britoid View Post

    I use XWayland every day, it works so I'm not sure what you're on about.
    Wow it's almost as if it works for some people and not for others because it has problems

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  • Britoid
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    Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

    not really at time it works much better than XWayland, who continues not working
    I use XWayland every day, it works so I'm not sure what you're on about.

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  • andre30correia
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  • andre30correia
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    Originally posted by Britoid View Post

    IIRC it was just copied and pasted from XWayland.
    not really at time it works much better than XWayland, who continues not working

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  • Britoid
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Has XMir (the old method) been dropped yet?
    IIRC it was just copied and pasted from XWayland.

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