Saturday, 15 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

Hi Olav,

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Olav Vitters <[email protected]> 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 https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/GTK%2B as well as
https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/Gaps.


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.

   Jono
 
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
https://live.gnome.org/Wayland/gdm.

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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Olav

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