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    Default The X.Org Foundation Is Undecided About Mir

    Phoronix: The X.Org Foundation Is Undecided About Mir

    The X.Org Foundation hasn't firmly decided on their position of Canonical's Mir Display Server versus Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMzMDM

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    Just curious, are the notes posted with a delay on purpose?

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    That snippet of discussion is leaps and bounds more mature that what I've seen here recently. You really can voice concern while without jumping to conclusions and seeing Mir as a nefarious or condescending action!

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    It would be a shame if the open source community take the instance to boycott an open source protect.

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    Wayland is under X.org Foundation umbrella.

    If Mir succeed there is nothing for X.org Foundation to do.. in their "core/traditional" field of interest (you know X.org itself..). And Canonical IS NOT verbal about how they will behave when/if Mir succeed to the point of Linux ecosystem choosing Mir over Wayland.

    Though X.org Foundation still is need for various other parts of Linux graphic stack.

    Wait and see. Is acceptable stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by przemoli View Post
    Wayland is under X.org Foundation umbrella.

    If Mir succeed there is nothing for X.org Foundation to do.. in their "core/traditional" field of interest (you know X.org itself..). And Canonical IS NOT verbal about how they will behave when/if Mir succeed to the point of Linux ecosystem choosing Mir over Wayland.

    Though X.org Foundation still is need for various other parts of Linux graphic stack.

    Wait and see. Is acceptable stance.
    I think wait and see which way the wind blows is more like it. Probably wise on their part, though. X.org is not Linux, but a diverse set of interests that happens to include Linux. Only Linux is the one threatened by Mir. There are certain community agreed upon things that make an operating system Linux, not just the kernel. Ubuntu is ditching one of those key components and still calling themselves Linux. They are damaging the Linux brand. It's like calling toilet paper klenex because some people use it to blow their noses and it's very similar. At least Google has the decency to not call Android a Linux distrobution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
    It would be a shame if the open source community take the instance to boycott an open source protect.
    Not every Open Source project is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawlerson View Post
    Not every Open Source project is good.
    Disagreed. Every Open Source project contributes in some manner, even if it simply serves notice to other people about the pitfalls of undertaking such project while isolating themselves from the rest of the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
    It would be a shame if the open source community take the instance to boycott an open source protect.
    Was it bad to boycot Mono? Just saying That is, I am not saying any more than that

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    I agree with the wait and see. As an end user it is fine to see the arguments from developers and want to be developers to people trying to wave their e-peen around. Bottom line though I still don't have something I can run on my desktop for everyday use. I will then take the one I can use and see if it is better than X. I don't care how kludged together X is or how inefficient it is the next thing still has to be better. I need to be able to run my steam games with my nvidia driver, watch videos and do all of the things I want to do. If both Mir and Wayland show up I will try them both and see which one works best for me. Heck if nothing else Mir got a lot more interest in Wayland and might get things moving and get a little competition going.

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