Every time I read a story like this I imagine Nelson from the Simpsons coming by to point and laugh at Canonical.
Great news, guess I don't have to avoid 13.10 after all.
They should skip trying do run the entire desktop on top of XMir, compatibility mode should only be used for legacy applications.
Pushing everything trough XMir gives no benefit to the end user over just simply running Xorg.
And Canonical please make 14.04LTS a decent stable release. I'm tired of running and supporting half baked software for the last three years.
The way Canonical is developping Ubuntu in general and Display in particular is just non-sense.
How can you take such a big decision 15 days before the release ? For a component as critical as the display server ???
So after all the chest-thumping and hoof-stamping, Canonical has admitted that they can not pull off a miracle and are going to let Wayland get in the hands of users first? I know Fedora is simply going to be offering a technical preview with 19 and will not ship it by default until Fedora 20 (which will likely be released after Ubuntu 14.04) but considering XMir is basically just an insincere confidence trick, I do not think we need make the big distinction.
X is the wave of the future.
Seriously, RedHat or Intel or maybe the Linux foundation where Linus is currently employed should reopen that bug and keep in existence as an inspiration to all the people who are committed to the future of the Linux desktop, and the future of the next heavyweight winner in all OS categories, server, desktop, mobile, whatever.... (EDIT: current in some, i.e. server, mobile)