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Re: Mir Discussion with Jono


Oh, I forgot: Mir and Mer are totally different things. Not a typo!


FYI, it's with Wayland and Mer-based Sailfish OS is debuting this year's
end. *drools*

2013/7/10 Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> 3. Canonical also has tools built around Mir that could enable us (and
>> others) to easily “flash” our builds onto mobile devices using an
>> Android/Mir base. This is probably the most unique/enticing part about
>> using Mir.
> Mer also provides this, and more. This is yet another thing that they
> "borrowed" from Mer/Sailfish and now are advertising as their own creation
> ("yet another" because the whole "nextgen display server on Android
> drivers" thing was developed by Sailfish developer for Wayland and Mer).
>> I think the only thing we know 100% (even if we do have some other
>> opinions) is that X is dying. We need to make an effort to remove any
>> x-specific code from our apps and our shell and to move away from any
>> libraries that we know won’t exist in a post-X world (like BAMF and WNCK).
> The problem with this is that we cannot just move *away* and forget about
> the functionality these libraries provide, we have move *to* something
> else as well to provide that functionality. And it's not clear where we
> should move until we make the display server choice.
> The thing I'm 100% sure of is that we're sticking to X until at least
> Ubuntu 14.04. It doesn't matter for applications if it will be with or
> without XMir as system compositor, they're still interfacing with X.
> We have a conservative and iterative cycle ahead of us. Let's wait and see
> which of the display servers prevails, and make an *educated* decision
> for L+2. We know very little about what either of the display severs will
> be in a year from now, so any decision we make now is not a decision but
> prejudice.
> --
> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> OS architect @ elementary

Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary