Friday, 14 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM, Jeremy Bicha <> wrote:
On 14 June 2013 12:48, Oliver Grawert <> wrote:
> is kwin upstream planning to drop X support as well ? seems running
> kubuntu with kwin on top of XMir is no problem (unless i read other
> mails in this thread wrong)

I expect GNOME (meaning GNOME Shell on top of GDM) to switch to
Wayland by default in the next year or so. Once that's working well I
would not be surprised if they would remove support for running that
stack with X as system compositor. You would need to ask the GNOME
developers if you wanted more details or confirmation of my

I suspect X support for GNOME will be around for a while primarily so Red Hat can continue to serve their customers. We should definitely ensure the GNOME community are invited to the Mir discussions moving forward, as are the KDE/Kubuntu community.