It was daniel's who commented that Red Hat had not direct involvement in Wayland though, so I am taking that from him. He should know though.
http://linuxplumbersconf.org/ocw/users/73Kristian Høgsberg is working at Red Hat on the Linux graphics stack including drm, mesa, X, cairo and more. The recent couple of years Kristian has been focused on clearing out the roadblocks that prevent us from enabling a composited Linux desktop by default. Towards this goal he has been instrumental in implementing AIGLX, which has allowed compiz and other compositing managers to run on X, and DRI2, which integrates accelerated OpenGL with the COMPOSITE extension. Recent developments in the Linux graphics stack has led Kristian to wonder whether X is our ideal window system.
I know that Kristian is no longer at Red Hat, but his Wayland proposal for the plumber's conference was published when he was at Red Hat.
And, while RH don't contribute directly to Wayland, the fact is we'd be screwed without them. They've made an enormous investment over quite a number of years (since long before it was fashionable) in the entire graphics stack.
Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 03-06-2013 at 10:54 AM.
I think MIR is all about the Ubuntu touch/phone, using Mir with Android drivers they can rather fast get it to work in the mobile/tablet market, but they are probably after unifying the Ubuntu lineup, and they know that the ordinary desktop market is harder to change, so they start pushing MIR on the desktop now and release Ubuntu touch with MIR later this year to make a second push for a unified ubuntu desktop/tablet/phone system, and it is a risk/chance they make it on tablets/phones, but I do not think they make it on the ordinary desktop system.
But that is only my opinion/prediction of the future
Most of the places that you see linux being used in the Music industry as specific corner cases, like Harrison (who use jack in some products) or Muse Research (whom don't use Jack in their products). ie: specialized hardware with closed-source applications... Linux(-RT) is used and sure low-latency / realtime is there/important, but i think more to the point they tend to use Linux because it allows them to do things they can't do as easily with say Windows or MacOSX and linux has a smaller footprint - not because Linux has better proaudio applications (it doesn't), more variety (nope) or higher quality (nope)...
...and don't forget about how few proaudio vendors actually support linux (or are even interested in doing so!) and also how hit or miss support is for XYZ quality audio interface, if even supported at all. (ie: there are many audio interface drivers that are buggy + you only get some functionality ~ compared to Mac/Wind drivers). Plus, Low Latency also isn't the only concern (and may not be a concern at all, depending on what you are composing.) - you can have low-latency all you like but if your applications aren't upto snuff, then it doesn't really matter. (and obviously Gnu/Linux is fairly limited in various areas; lack luster soft-synths, for example).