about you previous posts as always "bla bla bla is ovbious i can't even read C without getting an stroke bla bla never read a mailing list or investigate facts in my life bla bla bla" nothing new
btw i have strong suspicious mike will give a nasty surprise to mark in the next months when they announce the steamBox
for the rest ppl they can use windows 3.1 for all i care and after all market share is mostly decided by money more than technical reasons this days, after all only smart ppl understand C and complicated stuff psheeesh.. while your average joe want shinny things and superbowl ads showing how you can do all those wonderful freaky thingies with X brand OEM PC that most of them don't even have the knowledge[or IQ] to use.
You know what flexibility is? When an OS is built in a way that a newbie can do his tasks with it and the experts can do their tasks with it also without having the need to use dumbed down GUI interfaces. You know, both of it, not only one. While Windows is good is the first part it is a sucker in the last part, and this will not change with Microsoft's attempt to at least deliver a somewhat decent shell.
But this all has nothing at all to do with Mir and its, according to you, alleged attempt to stop fragmentation.
One last thing:Ah, so now we know why you are still using it. As we say in Germany: Einsicht ist der erste Schritt zur Besserung. A fault confessed is half redressed.People run away from linux because it's full of arrogant losers. Ever thought of that?
But anyways, this is a thread about Mir, so maybe you now try to explain why supporting a company that goes on to fragment the Linux ecosystem helps to stop fragmenting the Linux ecosystem, as you claimed earlier.
Wayland should have been the future X.org but since it took them so long to get it going, Canonical, instead of waiting even more, rolled out their own thing faster. Hopefully they can talk to other companies to support it and if they make it popular by including it on Ubuntu (which is quite popular whatever you may say) then there won't be any fragmentation as wayland will be dead. At this rate it just seems that Wayland is the one that is causing the fragmentation. Canonical said they will do something and did it. Wayland, watching its progress, seems amateurish at best.
As much as it sucks to admit it, sometimes corporations do deliver better results than amateurs. It could be that if the management is good they can focus the employees on the objective compared to open source where there is basically no management, nobody can tell you what to do or else you're fired. It sucks I know. I like the idea that projects spring into existence created by a guy and evolve naturally, just like in biological evolution with no one directing anything. But sometimes evolution is just too slow and a company can bring the future today faster.
Canonical didn't want to contribute to Wayland because they didn't want to get tangled into too much talking and politics. They just did their own thing separately realizing that trying to contribute to wayland it would have been a nightmare.