non-Unity flavours and Mir
thomas.voss at canonical.com
Fri Jun 14 15:46:29 UTC 2013
On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 05:25:29PM +0200, Thomas Voß wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> 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.
> Will this not affect drivers and create issues in complex areas like
> mesa? Will KWin really just be able to treat this as any other X
I can only rely on our experience with running Unity7 (the current
version of Unity) on top of XMir, and that tells me that we haven't
hit any major issue, yet.
>> > What about when we move to Wayland?
>> if a Wayland backend for
>> talking to Mir exists, I don't see a reason why that shouldn't work
> But there's no plans to create that?
I'm not aware of any plans to create this backend, no. However, people
are free to create it if they see a need for it.
> Would Ubuntu Desktop be happy running in a Mir backend on top of Wayland?
I cannot speak for the whole of Ubuntu Desktop here, but the new Unity
stack will run on top of Mir, both system and session level.
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