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    Default A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch

    Phoronix: A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch

    A new video surfaced today showing Unity 8 atop Mir -- without XMir or Android's SurfaceFlinger -- running on Ubuntu Touch, but right now it's a visually depressing experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ2MDQ

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    Wasn't the initial plan to have Mir on the UbuntuTouch images since May?

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    WOW flickering, a crippling bug, NOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e8hffff View Post
    WOW flickering, a crippling bug, NOT.
    When you think about that flicker-free display is one of the top feature of Wayland it's kinda ironic that Mir has this bug.

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    The gestures look like a mess on that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    The gestures look like a mess on that thing.
    yeah i was kinda thinking the same thing.


    On topic:

    Flickers will probably be resolved pretty soon. What's good is that it looks like it's running fast (no lags or fps stutters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    The gestures look like a mess on that thing.
    I actually flashed back to Android as I needed eBook reading, but I found myself wanting to do the gestures from Ubuntu-Touch.

    The Ubuntu-Touch gestures are intuitive and simplified, which meets the KISS principle and the Zen style that Steve Jobs would love. The only gripe I have is the 'back' process isn't fast, in that you usually need to swipe up for base menu and then press the back button if it's there. I would also like to close programs faster than holding down for period on an open apps icon displayed in the apps area.

    I think there is too much bias toward Canonical from those that are protecting their smaller projects. It's about time to give credit were due.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xnor View Post
    When you think about that flicker-free display is one of the top feature of Wayland it's kinda ironic that Mir has this bug.
    They should have forked the "Every frame is perfect" motto of wayland. ^^

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    This bug might be a result of using a pre-August 4st snapshot of Mesa with Mir. There was an upstream bug regarding flickering with V-Sync enabled, fixed on August 4th. I was able to replicate the same thing using KWin-GLES, VSync and a Mesa snapshot with that date.

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    It's actually in a much better shape than I've imagined it to be. The performance seem quite decent and the tearing is looking easily fixable. The device is obviously responsive even with this buggy driver \ display server. And even the interface design is original and reasonable with the way the apps are accessible from below like that...

    Too bad about Mir. If they'd just stick to Wayland instead of turning back on their word they might have had a chance. Now they'll be slowly pushed aside as more and more GPU manufacturers and GUI kit developers decide to support Wayland and X exclusively since Mir is justifiably considered as Canonical's own mess to deal with.

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