Thursday, 27 June 2013

Re: Ubuntu graphic stack roadmap update

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 01:36:31PM -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
>
> I have a question regarding what this will mean for the HWE backport that
> should be happening into Ubuntu 12.04 shortly after Ubuntu 13.10 is
> released (.4 point release)? Will the "regular" X stack and kernel be
> backported or will this mean that XMir and Mir would be coming back in the
> backport too?

I see no reason to backport Mir to 12.04 just to run Unity7+XMir on
top of it, and complicate the already complicated backport stack any
further. All the X bits we need to keep 12.04 HWE going should still
exist in 13.10, so backporting as usual should work just fine. This
should probably also be true for the 14.04->12.04 HWE backport, though
I'll need to talk to our desktop people to make sure this works sanely.

... Adam

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