SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 23 February 2018 at 02:15 PM EST. 12 Comments
With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.

As of today in SDL Git, the Mir back-end is no longer being enabled by default. Ubuntu developer Brandon Schaefer has disabled the Mir back-end for Simple DirectMedia Layer by default, since as he notes, SDL's (more mature) Wayland back-end can be used.

But for those wanting to still use the direct Mir back-end, the code is still there and just needs the --enable-video-mir switch at build time, but we'll see if it ends up getting stripped out in the future.
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