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  • GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK Lock

    Phoronix: GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK Lock

    After adding the Mir back-end for the GTK+ 3.16 cycle, GTK+ 4.0 is dropping this back-end for the Canonical-developed display server...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ps-Mir-Backend

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    The moral - lot's of time was wasted by toolkit developers for pointless NIH support.

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    • #3
      Good news. Clear out the cruft. Mir is a hobbyist project now. No need to bloat GTK with it any longer. Looking forward to GTK+ 4 !

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shmerl View Post
        The moral - lot's of time was wasted by toolkit developers for pointless NIH support.
        Canonical wrote the code...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DanL View Post

          Canonical wrote the code...
          Which contradicts his point how exactly? The developers who were assigned to toolkit support at Canonical wasted a lot of time supporting the NIH project of Mir, when Canonical could have been not stupid and just stuck with advancing wayland. In fact everyone would probably be far better off if they had.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
            Which contradicts his point how exactly?
            I'm fairly certain "toolkit developers" was referring to GTK devs in general, and not Canonical devs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shmerl View Post
              The moral - lot's of time was wasted by toolkit developers for pointless NIH support.
              Every Canonical technology is a waste of time. They should just stop doing business.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                Which contradicts his point how exactly? The developers who were assigned to toolkit support at Canonical wasted a lot of time supporting the NIH project of Mir, when Canonical could have been not stupid and just stuck with advancing wayland. In fact everyone would probably be far better off if they had.
                Waste of time for whom? The developers who wrote the code were paid to do it. That's not wasted time at all; being paid to do work is called earning a living.

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