Thursday, 27 June 2013

Re: Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

Hi Scott,

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Scott Kitterman <[email protected]> wrote:
On Thursday, June 27, 2013 09:51:33 AM Oliver Ries wrote:
> > Like Kubuntu we expect to switch to Wayland in the next year or so.
> > It's nice to see that the various desktop environment can run on XMir
> > but I'm still not clear on whether there are any benefits to doing so.
>
> One obvious benefit that comes to mind is getting the stack for free and
> not having to worry about maintenance. I do acknowledge that there are
> other costs associated to that (adopting to Mir), but in our opinion, that
> should be less than maintaining a GFX stack on your own. Canonical will
> support the Mir stack going forward and we are offering help for upstreams
> willing to adopt.

Have any non-Canonical upstreams expressed an interest in this?

I think it's a bit premature to ask this question (there is validity for it, just the timing seems off) as things were only announced today and the technology is just becoming available for a technical assessment. Right now, only kubuntu has jumped the gun and made a decision against Mir, I hope others are taking the necessary time, will be looking at the resources that are and will be provided and make an informed decision based on that.

best,
Olli