non-Unity flavours and Mir

Olav Vitters olav at
Tue Jun 18 22:00:26 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 07:08:35PM +0400, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> 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 :)

Starting early just means an upstart job / just another daemon. If
Upstart manages the start/stop/restart of a daemon it doesn't require

For Mir I assume system-level compositor means that there will be 2 parts:
1. System-level compositor
2. Session "compositor"

One who handles the keyboard events and so on. Then another which
handles a session (login). This would allow a secure access key
(something like CTRL-ALT-DEL in Windows, cannot be caught by another

I don't know much about Mir though so I am just guessing and assume
someone will correct me pretty quickly :P


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