Thursday, 20 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 01:38:09 PM Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:28:49 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I don't think there's anyone in the Kubuntu team with the skills to pick
> > up on maintenance of the non-Mir display server stack [...]
>
> I think it is much easier to maintain Wayland stack in Ubuntu than
> port all DEs we support to Mir.
>
> As I can see from this thread, the "common" components used by flavors
> that will be patched to support Mir are Mesa, Upstart and LightDM. In
> Mesa, it will be just an addition of a new backend — that shouldn't
> break anything. Speaking about Upstart, it should be able to start
> Wayland, Mir or X11 based on the system configuration — this is
> probably going to be implemented anyway to support two versions of
> Unity in Saucy. For LightDM, it will be more difficult to support
> running under different display servers, but given that KDE and GNOME
> have their own DMs, it shouldn't be a problem.

For Kubuntu, the DM we use for several releases is LightDM, so that's not
quite accurate.

I see that there's now a work item to create a daily build system for Mesa, so
I guess we'll start to find out how invasive it is shortly:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/client-1303-mir-xorg

From today's update to the spec:

+ [raof] make a bzr project of mesa & xorg/xmir in order to help feed daily
packaging (or provide explaination why we cannot...git only ??): TODO

Scott K

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