Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

Philipp Kern pkern at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 28 13:33:57 UTC 2013


am Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 11:29:08AM +0200 hast du folgendes geschrieben:
> as someone working on the top level, why do you care about HW bugs at
> all, just forward them to the experts to fix them (if collecting debug
> data for them isn't asked to much), if composite is broken on specific
> HW it will be for all of us ...

if we don't share the graphics stack with other distributions anymore, we
reduce the amount of people to make all bugs shallow. Currently it is
likely that other distributions see the same ones, increasing exposure.

I'm not so sure that we have the guys at hand to fix such bugs. I.e.,
the experts you're talking of. In reality there are bugs like [1]
that remain unsolved. If they only apply to X, there will be barely
any motivation to fix them given Mir. If they only apply to (X)Mir,
it's even more unlikely that somebody comes up with a solution.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/861268
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