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    Default Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

    Phoronix: Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

    With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4OTU

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    Maybe they can get around mir or maybe they can use mint which deviates from ubuntu a bit more to get it to work, either merging with mint or just making some hybrid between the two.

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    Default Wayland

    Just go with Wayland.

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    My vote is for the whole Kubuntu team effort focusing on keeping Netrunner as the only distribution by Blue Systems. Making Netrunner derived directly from Debian instead of Ubuntu, and use Wayland. BlueSystems could provide the equipment/infrastructure for packaging and for repositories.
    Last edited by YAFU; 06-14-2013 at 07:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAFU View Post
    My vote is for the whole Kubuntu team effort focusing on keeping Netrunner as the only distribution by Blue Systems. Making Netrunner derived directly from Debian instead of Ubuntu, and use Wayland. BlueSystems could provide the equipment/infrastructure for packaging and for repositories.
    Kubuntu derived from Debian makes no sense. They would have to rename the distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    Kubuntu derived from Debian makes no sense. They would have to rename the distribution.
    Sorry for my English if it is not understood what I meant.
    With what I have said before, the name "Kubuntu" is not used anymore (dies). The Kubuntu team should join the "Netrunner" team and that's the name of the distribution that would be maintained.

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    Default That is what PPAs are for

    Xorg and Wayland PPAs already exist. How hard can it be to add one or the other to Kubuntu? Admittedly the PPAs are not official and lack resources, but they seem to do a pretty good job of keeping up. The Debian stacks should also be an option if there is no Ubuntu stack to conflict with - A Debian Xorg PPA anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAFU View Post
    My vote is for the whole Kubuntu team effort focusing on keeping Netrunner as the only distribution by Blue Systems. Making Netrunner derived directly from Debian instead of Ubuntu, and use Wayland. BlueSystems could provide the equipment/infrastructure for packaging and for repositories.
    Sounds more like supporting Tanglu directly.

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    continue with X like redhat and others wants.

    the only derivates who really matters are mint, zorin and lubuntu the others are dead. if ubuntu 14.04 with mir is good lot of people who use zorin or mint will use ubuntu mir without problems. linux mint really have a headache with mir but they resolve the gnome 3 problem, we need to wait and see.

    kubuntu is one of worst kde distro opensuse, archlinux (with kde ofc),mageia are a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qlum View Post
    Maybe they can get around mir or maybe they can use mint which deviates from ubuntu a bit more to get it to work, either merging with mint or just making some hybrid between the two.
    Yeah, my guess is that one of the derivatives (maybe mint) will go to the work of adding Wayland in. Then all the other ubuntu derivatives can just derive from Mint, or whatever distro ends up doing that.

    Unless it's simple enough that they can all just easily add in Wayland support, in which case there's nothing to worry about.

    If no one is able to add Wayland support in, then someone will probably do the reverse and take Debian and add in most of what Ubuntu currently does, and again the current Ubuntu derivatives could base off that one.

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