non-Unity flavours and Mir

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Fri Jun 14 15:33:04 UTC 2013

On 13-06-14 11:21 AM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 05:16:11PM +0200, Thomas Voß wrote:
>> User sessions then talk to this system-level Mir instance,
>> including Mir itself. But to state this clearly, XMir will support the
>> X session scenario on top of Mir.
> What about when we move to Wayland?

Perhaps I'm missing part of the picture, but it seems to me the display
manager picks whatever display server it wants.

In other words, if Kubuntu uses SDDM, it will simply use Wayland and no
mir components will be used.

Likewise for other flavours: The GNOME remix can simply start GDM, and
it will use Wayland, flavours that want to continue using X can do so.

The only difficulty is if you want to allow users to switch between a
KDE and a Unity session using the same display manager. But I suspect
that's not a big enough use case to care about.

If someone ports lightdm to Wayland, I suspect lightdm could start
either display server based on some kind of boot option.

Wayland will just work in Ubuntu.


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