Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

Oliver Ries oliver.ries at canonical.com
Thu Jun 27 14:58:34 UTC 2013


On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:

> On Thursday, June 27, 2013 08:41:51 AM Oliver Ries wrote:
> > Our Display Server Mir has gone from a proof of concept, sufficient to
> > justify its announcement in March this year, to high quality, high
> > performance component that we think will deliver the fastest, cleanest
> > display experience for the Ubuntu platform. We are confident that all
> > desktop environments and derivatives will work well throughout the
> > transition, based on our ability to provide a full X compatibility layer.
> I'm not sure where this confidence comes from.
> http://blogs.kde.org/2013/06/26/kubuntu-wont-be-switching-mir-or-xmir

you are mixing 2 different issues

a) the technical abilities of a DE to run on XMir in 13.10
b) the decision of a flavor to adopt to it

I am clearly talking about a) but not the decision that was taken by

To be clear, we are providing you a route to adopt Mir and commit to a 5y
support window (on Ubuntu 14.04) without much ado. Whether or not this
offer is taken cannot be influenced by me, other than by providing you a
platform you want to be on. Apparently we aren't there yet, but my team and
I are committed to keep having that dialog in the future.


> As this is landed in the archive, please take care not to make it unduly
> difficult for the rest of us.
> Scott K
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