At least it does provide feel-good moments to obtuse people.
Originally Posted by bwat47
I too reacted to the "more good news" bit in the article. Although it might be biased, I'd say it's indeed good news the Xubuntu team is playing it safe for the sake of their users, they could have decided to greenlight XMir in its current state for obscure reasons. With the time to EOL for non LTS versions being halved, it's fairly obvious Canonical is willing to treat standard Ubuntu releases as beta/testing and thus to push unoptimized software stacks for those. Mir/XMir might work well enough to make the whole deal a nonissue soon enough though.
The headline is "Xubuntu skips Mir this time around", not "Xubuntu ditches Mir all together", folks...
Users and fans aren't the same thing, you know? According to Steam, I'm probably an Ubuntu user. I'm not at all an Ubuntu fan, right now.
Originally Posted by who_me
Well, it skips XMir, not Mir. Mir is not even an option right now, and it being an option for Xubuntu is not on them, but on XFCE devs.
Originally Posted by PsynoKhi0
On the "more good news", avoiding that extra layer is the better option for most users. Mir advantages are arguable at worst, but XMir advantages are near to or plainly non existent, and if existent, they are pretty much marginal. I still don't get why some people can't realize XMir is not a feature.