that's the thing, in open source you can fork a project and call it your own.
They could easily grab wayland's code, fork it, modify it and call it mir
it just seems a waste of half a million dollars... wayland or google's sf, when there's good code around that people can just 'grab' why need to write things from scratch?
appears that the Mir ppa is down. Anyone else?
It's broken depends on one machine.
I got mir to work on nvidia GeForce 210//218 using nouveau.
then enter code:
(sleep 5; mir_demo_client_accelerated) & mir ; kill $!
Enter> and wait a few seconds.
Is it just ATI and Nvidia machines you've got it working on so far?
Still no joy here on my Intel box.
Enough is enough.
I don't wanna test any MIR, I just want to point your eyes to an article released on Muktware:
Is Wayland incapable of delivering what Mir can?
Judge for yourselves, and finally think about what could be the motivation for Canonical to create it's own display manager ?
I have done my judging, and like Unity, I don't want to be part of it.
Here is Intel Box.
Code:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
Here is ATi Box.
Code:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] 01:00.1 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV350 AP [Radeon 9600] (Secondary)
Here is Nvidia Box.
Code:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210] (rev a2)
Last edited by ventrical; March 7th, 2013 at 06:53 PM.
The way I see it, wayland never really came into being. All we have been doing is talking about it, yada yada ... (I even tried it way back) but it actually *did* nothing... and I experimented with it today and basically it still does nothing exept show a background that looks like an old English blanket and a Gnome_terminal in the upper left hand corner of the compositor, (so am I to continue to wait for wayland too)?
I like Gnome3 and I had high hopes for wayland. Point is , that they both became exrtremely boring to work with. Yes, I am a Unity man , and it may sound as if i have a bias for Unity and there is good reason for that. That being, Unity is more comprehensible than most other desktops. Yes.. it has it's bad days when it is a stick in the mud .. but I can't see going any other way (and I don't mind forking over for the hard ware to run it!!) The other alternative is Windows 8 .. err.. or 7... but I just can't go back to that horror.
Then perhaps it may be a smart idea to throw some effort into Mir.
Last edited by ventrical; March 7th, 2013 at 07:28 PM.