Saturday, 15 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

Hi Olav,

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Olav Vitters <> wrote:
Primary focus for GNOME will be Wayland. There are a few things that
Wayland does not support that X did support. This will result in having
to do things differently. See e.g. the various forms of 'deprecate' is
mentioned on as well as

Many thanks for providing some clarity, much appreciated. :-)

Quick question: do you think the GNOME project may be interested in exploring Mir as a display server to support. If Thomas is offering to hop on a call or discussion with the KWin folks, I am wondering if GNOME may be interested.

I completely understand that your focus is Wayland, but if a member of the GNOME community is interested in exploring building Mir support, I want to ensure we can be as supportive as possible.

Thanks again, Olav.

Various things will be changed. Eventually GDM will use Wayland, but
then still allow X sessions to be started. In short term, GDM won't use
Wayland but allows Wayland sessions. See

Due to primary focus on Wayland, the X support in GNOME shell will
probably not be at the same level as Wayland (see links above for
background reasoning). Secondly, GDM should always allow to start X
sessions (start X based desktop environments).


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