non-Unity flavours and Mir

Stéphane Graber stgraber at
Tue Jun 18 15:55:57 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 07:08:35PM +0400, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM, Steve Langasek
> <steve.langasek at> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 01:38:09PM +0400, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > Not sure where this came from, but there are no patches to upstart needed to
> > support Mir.
> Thomas said that “In the final setup, Mir will come up early on in the
> boot process and act as system-level compositor” — I thought that
> would be managed by Upstart. But if that is wrong, things are even
> better :)
> --
> Dmitry Shachnev

I think what Thomas meant was that Mir will be started early in the boot
sequence by upstart. The way to achieve that is through a standard
upstart job, so no patching is required, just the right upstart job and
start condition.

Stéphane Graber
Ubuntu developer
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