A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"
Phoronix: A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"
In addition to X.Org and Wayland developers criticizing Canonical on Google+ about the Mir display server, there was a colorful discussion about this new open-source project on the Wayland IRC channel...
I really hope, that everybody(except canonical), will boycott this "mir" shit thing.
Michael you have contacts with Valve, can you ask them what they think about it.
That would be interesting, indeed.
Originally Posted by Drago
In particular, as it *might* even be the case that Valve is actually the driving force behind this.
The whole timeline looks a bit suspicious to me.
They started the first internal commits in mid 2012.
Negotiations with Canonical about the Linux base system of the SteamBox could have happened in early 2012.
Also, they aim for a first (productive?) release end of 2013.
That agrees with the planned release of the SteamBox, end of 2013/early 2014.
And how the hell did they manage to convince AMD and Nvidia (especially AMD) to join if it wasn't for the Steambox?
Seriously, Ubuntu alone wouldn't make them support Mir and probably cut Wayland support.
I can't think of AMD supporting Mir and Wayland. That may be different for NVidia, though.
Last edited by entropy; 03-05-2013 at 08:48 AM.
Canonical has fucked it up this time. They're losing all the trust they still had from the FLOSS community.
As someone else said, at least Google is honest with its intentions. Canonical dismisses community standards and only uses upstream as free labor.
I was cool with ubuntu until this. Granted a lot of it is way over my head but still seems like they should have just went wayland.
Canonical is suffering from NCLAH syndrome.
Wow, talk about being evasive. Roaf pretty much couldn't give a direct answer to anything, and the few things he could give answers to ended up being totally bogus.
So much negativity
Mir may not be anything right now, but I certainly hope it turns into something good in the future. Nothing wrong with having options. It's nice that we have so many DEs (even though others like to call these options fragmentation). Just like I'm not yet judging Wayland in anyway, I'm not judging Mir yet either. Wait for these to actually be implemented fulltime after their release to judge them.
It is bad, because it is not a collaboration but competition. It increases pressure on toolkits, on drivers, on developers, and in quality of service in the end. I hope mir dies.
Originally Posted by sabun