non-Unity flavours and Mir

Dmitry Shachnev mitya57 at
Tue Jun 18 09:38:09 UTC 2013

On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:28:49 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> I don't think there's anyone in the Kubuntu team with the skills to pick up on
> maintenance of the non-Mir display server stack [...]

I think it is much easier to maintain Wayland stack in Ubuntu than
port all DEs we support to Mir.

As I can see from this thread, the “common” components used by flavors
that will be patched to support Mir are Mesa, Upstart and LightDM. In
Mesa, it will be just an addition of a new backend — that shouldn’t
break anything. Speaking about Upstart, it should be able to start
Wayland, Mir or X11 based on the system configuration — this is
probably going to be implemented anyway to support two versions of
Unity in Saucy. For LightDM, it will be more difficult to support
running under different display servers, but given that KDE and GNOME
have their own DMs, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Dmitry Shachnev

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