Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

Oliver Ries oliver.ries at canonical.com
Thu Jun 27 16:08:23 UTC 2013

Hi Scott,

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:

> On Thursday, June 27, 2013 09:51:33 AM Oliver Ries wrote:
> > > Like Kubuntu we expect to switch to Wayland in the next year or so.
> > > It's nice to see that the various desktop environment can run on XMir
> > > but I'm still not clear on whether there are any benefits to doing so.
> >
> > One obvious benefit that comes to mind is getting the stack for free and
> > not having to worry about maintenance. I do acknowledge that there are
> > other costs associated to that (adopting to Mir), but in our opinion,
> that
> > should be less than maintaining a GFX stack on your own. Canonical will
> > support the Mir stack going forward and we are offering help for
> upstreams
> > willing to adopt.
> Have any non-Canonical upstreams expressed an interest in this?

I think it's a bit premature to ask this question (there is validity for
it, just the timing seems off) as things were only announced today and the
technology is just becoming available for a technical assessment. Right
now, only kubuntu has jumped the gun and made a decision against Mir, I
hope others are taking the necessary time, will be looking at the resources
that are and will be provided and make an informed decision based on that.

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