DisappearingOak wrote:As a user, it does not really matter to me what's under the hood as long as I can use my favourite Cinnamon desktop. But I think the shift to the micro-server Wayland possibly has benefits for developers, I don't know, I'm not a dev. But as a user, what I would like to see are faster/less buggy drivers. I'm on a Radeon HD 4250 chip and I find that 3d desktops tend to be slow for me.
DMGrier wrote:Since Mint is Ubuntu based won't we end up with Mir, saying Canonical can pull it off.
Nimphina wrote:DMGrier wrote:Since Mint is Ubuntu based won't we end up with Mir, saying Canonical can pull it off.
It's Unity that will be using Mir. Gnome, Mate, XFCE etc I would expect to use wayland.
One of the Kubuntu developer asked:“Does that mean that after next April, the X stack and Wayland will no longer be maintained by Canonical, so that flavors that are using a standard display stack are on their own?”
The answer:“So yes for flavors staying on X.org bases may need to be more involved in tending to their foundation, but you’ll likely always have the Debian base to build from which I expect should be solid for as long as X11 remains relevant.”
and appendix by Jono Bacon, Ubuntu’s PR guy: “It just seems to me Ubuntu and Kubuntu is more closely aligned than ever – sure there are differences, but there is a lot of commonality on the foundation, and the convergence story in Ubuntu will result in useful foundational work that will benefit KDE across these different devices too (e.g. Plasma Active).”
But I strongly believe, that this thread is already known to You.
Edit by Clem: ATI/nVidia support Xorg, and Xorg is stable and functional. This is what matters to us. A lot of devs are working on Wayland and not on Xorg these days and some Ubuntu devs will probably focus on MIR more than on Xorg going forward. So it’s likely things won’t remain that way indefinitely. With that said we’re not in the business of picking winners. Good luck to both Wayland and MIR in trying to become the next big thing, we’ll look at all that when the time is right.
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