Mir Display Server

Congratulations to Canonical on the release of the Mir Display Server. Mir will be an important step for them in delivering the converged Ubuntu product and I wish them all the best.

It isn’t something I’ll be able to work on in the future though. I’m trying my best to focus on my studies for now, and I don’t want to get sucked into it.

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10 thoughts on “Mir Display Server

  1. Ha! If they don’t manage someway to make it work with compiz, that thing isn’t entering my desktop…
    Good luck with your studies mate!

  2. I think you’re being diplomatic here. This turn of events is giving your Dec-24-post a whole new meaning.

  3. As somebody with wide technical experience in the Linux graphics world. Do you think Mir is actually a good idea at all? Do you think they should have gone more with Wayland/Weston? Was Mir built more for political reasons rather than techinical?

  4. You’ve been very kind not to be publicly outraged with how Canonical has abused your work.

    This latest turn of events has me considering to boycott Ubuntu. Canonical has deliberately destroyed compiz and severely undermined wayland without any reasonable explanation.

    How can alienating skilled developers, setting impossible project goals, and releasing half-baked disasters like this resolve bug #1?

    I’d like to see compiz resume as a standalone project or integrated with Wayland, independent of Canonical’s suicidal ambitions. That way, there might be a beautiful Wayland/Compiz desktop in the future for whatever distribution I’ll be using after Ubuntu goes under.

    1. Wayland does not fulfill Canonical’s goals. Plus, remember that w/o Mark’s blog post in 2010 Wayland would still be a hobbyist doomed-to-fail project like Y Window System.

      And no, Ubuntu is not going under any time soon.

      1. So, how did Mark’s post change anything about Wayland’s timeline?
        It’s not as if Canonical was putting much developer time behind it, and Wayland is a, mostly, Intel driven project.

      2. “…remember that w/o Mark’s blog post in 2010 Wayland would still be a hobbyist doomed-to-fail project…”

        That assertion is absolutely laughable. Instead of mince words or resort to rhetoric, behold the git shortlog. Facts trump bullshit:

        594 Kristian Høgsberg
        220 Kristian Høgsberg
        59 Pekka Paalanen
        37 Peter Hutterer
        36 Ander Conselvan de Oliveira
        35 Tiago Vignatti
        32 Benjamin Franzke
        25 Matthias Clasen
        22 Tim Wiederhake
        18 Daniel Stone
        17 Callum Lowcay
        17 David Herrmann
        14 Jonas Ådahl
        10 Dylan Noblesmith
        10 Rob Bradford

        Canonical have a total of 8 commits by 3 developers. Not even enough to appear on this chopped list.

        Wayland is clearly a project lead by Intel and Red Hat. Canonical, as usual, contribute *very little* and hence have *very little* influence.

        The Linux ecosystem keeps improving *despite* Canonical NOT because of them.

        1. Hmm, well, the comment system redacted the email addresses. I guess posting them wasn’t such a good idea anyway.

  5. Wayland will be dead before it even born, if canonical started Mir. That’s the truth. They (and we) waited long time to see wayland coming to workable state. But it never happened for about 3 years. (OMG 3 years.. :O ) So, canonical had no choice but to build their own. i would do the same. Do you think, Wayland people work nicely with Canonicals requests? You all know that will not work. Like with Gnome, Canonical had to create Unity. So, I hope Mir be a success.

    Now everyone in the world are trying to make wayland. Them motivation came from Mir. (A competitive product.) But this pathetic community blame Ubuntu for creating Mir. Please stop this nonsense. Canonical is doing something that no company has ever done in consumer Linux market. They are the reason why we have so many packages for Linux on the internet. Before that, when we go to some software’s website, we only saw windows version. Now, ubuntu (.deb debian package) packages are there too. They built great core system. That is easily manageable and very stable.

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