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    Default Mir Now Supports Four Android GPUs/Drivers

    Phoronix: Mir Now Supports Four Android GPUs/Drivers

    Mir has reached "a pretty big milestone" according to one of the Canonical developers...

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

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    So Canonicals plan is convergence obviously. Meaning you can plug your smartphone into a docking station and use it as full fledged desktop.
    How are they going to get XMir support into the often closed down SoC GPU drivers, so that you can run Libre Office on your smartphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    So Canonicals plan is convergence obviously. Meaning you can plug your smartphone into a docking station and use it as full fledged desktop.
    How are they going to get XMir support into the often closed down SoC GPU drivers, so that you can run Libre Office on your smartphone?
    A better question would be: How in hell are they going to adapt the user interface of gimp/libreoffice/blender/etc to make them run on a tablet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    A better question would be: How in hell are they going to adapt the user interface of gimp/libreoffice/blender/etc to make them run on a tablet?
    AFAIK; that's a question you'll have to ask the gimp/libreoffice/blender/etc developers. Using a tablet as a "watcom" tablet for Gimp would be pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh04000 View Post
    AFAIK; that's a question you'll have to ask the gimp/libreoffice/blender/etc developers. Using a tablet as a "watcom" tablet for Gimp would be pretty sweet.
    Not unless you use a tablet such as galaxy note, which supports using a Wacom pen, and uses the same technology as the cheapest Wacom tablets. A regular capacitive touchscreen with a touchscreen stylus is simply horrible for any graphical work (no pressure sensitivity, poor accuracy, etc).

    Let's hope Samsung brings in a Tizen version of Galaxy note, then you could potentially run GIMP or Krita under XWayland on it. Or you could install Tizen on an existing Galaxy Note...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee. View Post
    Not unless you use a tablet such as galaxy note, which supports using a Wacom pen, and uses the same technology as the cheapest Wacom tablets. A regular capacitive touchscreen with a touchscreen stylus is simply horrible for any graphical work (no pressure sensitivity, poor accuracy, etc).
    I have a friend that is an artist that uses a tablet in this way. It must be a galaxy I guess. We have some of her art on our wall, its pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    Slowly but surely Canonical is winning, despite protests from the haters.
    I really do hate responding to you, but you only have that 10% right. They are 'winning', but only the fight against themselves.

    If I was planning to run a marathon, then I would have to put the time, effort, planning, and drive to do so (I'm never going too, I don't want runner's knee, 10k's are good enough for me). If I had heckler's everyday giving me crap and telling me that I am going to fail, then unless I quit training, there is nothing they are doing that is standing in my way. Them being asshat's doesn't stop me from running. Words don't break your bones, words don't have to break your resolve, words are weak and small. Especially when from people that are small. The biggest villain to anyone trying to reach a goal is yourself. If you let people get to you and weaken your resolve, then you lose to yourself. By getting Mir working they are winning a battle against self doubt as a small resource stretched company. The detractors, no matter how nasty they are, are no less powerful than you let them be.

    This post became a bit more personal than I intended, since I speak of my own experiences and the effects detractors can have on your/my life. Don't ever let anyone tell you that your less than what you want to be. If you believe it, than you will never escape that self-made prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO$$ View Post
    Slowly but surely Canonical is winning, despite protests from the haters.
    They are competing with Mer / Nemo / Sailfish, so let's see who'll be ahead. Nemo already promised to provide libhybris / Wayland based installation on any device where Cyanogen Mod can run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wargames View Post
    A better question would be: How in hell are they going to adapt the user interface of gimp/libreoffice/blender/etc to make them run on a tablet?
    I don't think they expect/want you to run such software on a tablet. Canonicals own applications like File Browser, Photo Gallery will be adjusted so that they are the same application on all devices obviously. I'm talking about "convergence mode", when you changed your Tablet/Smartphone into a desktop with a large monitor. In that case you'd expect to be able to run all applications. I think that won't be the case, due to the lack of XMir support in SoC drivers. They couldn't even get Intel to merge their XMir patches.

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    What a waste of human resources!

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