Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Mir 2.2 Released With Display Wall Capabilities, Composite Bypass On GBM-KMS

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mir 2.2 Released With Display Wall Capabilities, Composite Bypass On GBM-KMS

    Phoronix: Mir 2.2 Released With Display Wall Capabilities, Composite Bypass On GBM-KMS

    Mir 2.2 is out this morning as the newest update to this Wayland compositor and display server...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...r-2.2-Released

  • #2
    How is the Mate. Desktop as a Mir Wayland client going? Any new progress to report?

    Comment


    • #3
      As normal non-geek desktop users, is there some way we can use Mir?
      Does it support some DEs that we can use in combination with it?
      Given the intricacy of Gnome and Mutter (or KDE and KWin), I suppose that's unfortunately not possible (I really wish we could get rid of Mutter though). What about the rest?

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Mez' View Post
        As normal non-geek desktop users, is there some way we can use Mir?
        Does it support some DEs that we can use in combination with it?
        Given the intricacy of Gnome and Mutter (or KDE and KWin), I suppose that's unfortunately not possible (I really wish we could get rid of Mutter though). What about the rest?
        There's no full desktop environment based on Mir that is ready for non-geeks. MATE and Lomiri desktops based on Mir are both very much "in development".

        Mir is used by Ubuntu Touch (which supports quite a number of phones and tablets) or as a "kiosk" shell for IoT devices.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by AlanGriffiths View Post

          There's no full desktop environment based on Mir that is ready for non-geeks. MATE and Lomiri desktops based on Mir are both very much "in development".

          Mir is used by Ubuntu Touch (which supports quite a number of phones and tablets) or as a "kiosk" shell for IoT devices.
          Thanks for that information. I would still be interested to check on the state of Lomiri + Mir since I was a huge Unity fan.

          I was enthusiastic when I read Mir kiosk mode, but it's unfortunate if it's only for IoT devices. I would be very interested in a desktop kiosk mode. A while ago, I was looking for an easy-to-setup kiosk mode to display a restrictive session with just Spotify running full screen for when you have a little party (with corona it's not too urgent) and guests can pick their music themselves without accessing other parts of your computer. And I realized Kiosk mode is quite difficult to achieve without tinkering through hacks. Could be a use case to look into.
          Last edited by Mez'; 19 November 2020, 12:35 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Mez' View Post
            I was enthusiastic when I read Mir kiosk mode, but it's unfortunate if it's only for IoT devices. I would be very interested in a desktop kiosk mode.
            Mir-kiosk can be used on desktop, but you'd need a bit of work to set the session up as you need it.

            Originally posted by Mez' View Post
            A while ago, I was looking for an easy-to-setup kiosk mode to display a restrictive session with just Spotify running full screen for when you have a little party (with corona it's not too urgent) and guests can pick up their music themselves without accessing other parts of your computer. And I realized Kiosk mode is quite difficult to achieve without tinkering through hacks. Could be a use case to look into.
            You would need to define a desktop session that starts mir-kiosk and Spotify.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Mez' View Post
              Thanks for that information. I would still be interested to check on the state of Lomiri + Mir since I was a huge Unity fan.

              I was enthusiastic when I read Mir kiosk mode, but it's unfortunate if it's only for IoT devices. I would be very interested in a desktop kiosk mode. A while ago, I was looking for an easy-to-setup kiosk mode to display a restrictive session with just Spotify running full screen for when you have a little party (with corona it's not too urgent) and guests can pick their music themselves without accessing other parts of your computer. And I realized Kiosk mode is quite difficult to achieve without tinkering through hacks. Could be a use case to look into.
              Die you ever look into Cage, its based on wlroots so should work pretty fine as long as you don’t have a Nvidia gpu

              Edit: Sry, was on the phone, makes it pretty hard to post links...
              https://github.com/Hjdskes/cage

              And its project page:
              https://www.hjdskes.nl/projects/cage/
              Last edited by Mani; 19 November 2020, 05:33 PM.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Mani View Post
                Die you ever look into Cage, its based on wlroots so should work pretty fine as long as you don’t have a Nvidia gpu
                Cage looks cool, doesn't support display wall though

                Your github link is to the main site link btw.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by polarathene View Post

                  Your github link is to the main site link btw.
                  Ups, fixed, thanks for pointing out

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mez' View Post
                    I really wish we could get rid of Mutter though
                    The fact that Ubuntu uses Mutter by default and not Mir says enough. Canonical knows how useless Mir is.

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X