non-Unity flavours and Mir
jbicha at ubuntu.com
Wed May 15 16:39:50 UTC 2013
On May 15, 2013 12:29 PM, "Jonathan Riddell" <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> needing to kill and start a new graphics server is a new requirement
> and quite a user-unfriendly one, it would need thinking how to make it
> as elegant as possible.
Yes but that's the worst-case. Ideally LightDM would be the one display
manager that supports *everything*. I mean already GNOME doesn't work as
well without GDM but that's not really Canonical's fault.
> > And the flavor community may need to depend on Debian instead of
> > to maintain X and Wayland?
> Yes but Canonical already patches mesa and X to suit Unity making bugs
> appear in at least KWin exclusively on Kubuntu, this is likely to
> increase. What if Debian is frozen?
Maybe less patching of X would be needed? Of course past experience tells
us that Qt patching will increase as Ubuntu uses it more.
> Feel free to take this to ubuntu-devel, I was thinking a vUDS session
> would be a good way to start the discussion but probably I was too late
Sorry I don't have the time now to champion this discussion.
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