I think they'll dump Mir into 14.04 in whatever state it is by then. I still remember the 11.04 release with that horrible wacky Unity version with black background, later some dev from Canonical acknowledged they just dumped their latest snapshot of Unity onto users and called it "stable" and subject for further improvement.Quote:
..it will be a miracle if Mir is ready for all form factors in a production environment by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next year.
So 14.04 won't be LTS, but rather TSR (the shitty release), and 16.04 should be good enough, that is true LTS.
Why is wayland not good anymore for their needs?
On the other hand it is a huge benefit to be compatible with android drivers. I wonder how much they have to pay in features/performance for using an older design instead of something like wayland? Or maybe this turns out to be better than wayland? At least canonical has resources to spill into this project.
Why so glum and negative? When Wayland was in the same state, you described it as being "new and exciting, though just a proof-of-concept". Sure, there is a difference between stating something will be done within a year and saying something is a small proof-of-concept prototype. I don't think Canonical will be able to pull this off, just like they weren't able to use Wayland as the default display server for Ubuntu 12.10. But why shoot it down so early in the process?Quote:
... showcasing the (sad) state of the Mir client demo.
... is written in C++, and utilizes Boost.
I could do a much better version of this demo within a couple of hours, on top of pure EGL/KMS without even requiring modified mesa drivers. I think I should start a new display server, too. ;)