Why Canonical Is Using Android Drivers For Ubuntu Mir
Phoronix: Why Canonical Is Using Android Drivers For Ubuntu Mir
With Canonical's Mir Display Server for future releases of Ubuntu Linux, they are supporting Android's graphics layer and drivers rather than inventing their own solution, trying to push X.Org drivers, or demanding mobile graphics drivers modelled after the desktop Linux graphics stack. Why did they do this? Here's an explanation...
Why not just use SurfaceFlinger
I mean, it's clear at this point the whole Ubuntu project is focused on phone/tablets. And their essentially trying to build as much off Android as possible with different systems and APIs.
So what is it that SurfaceFlinger doesn't provide that Mir will?