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  1. #21
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    Re: Ubuntu support duration

    They cut short the support of 13.04 and then bring in huge changes in 13.10, it looks like the next while is going to be bumpy.
    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/06/m...n-ubuntu-13-10

    Either they are really reckless or Mir is really great. I don't want to, but when push comes to shove I can reinstate 12.04 when 13.04 reaches eol ( I have cloned the whole thing and update regularly) , or switch to some other distros.

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    Re: Ubuntu support duration

    Well I am not worried about Mir, as it will have a fallback to x most likely.
    Mir wont ever fully replace x as long as older cards are still in use.
    It would be stupid to go full Mir, heck it will take years before that ever happens.
    Even if Mir creeps in there will still probably be a x fallback.
    People still use proprietary cards too, gaming is growing on linux so Mir wont fill in any gaps in that area for some time.
    Last edited by MadmanRB; June 28th, 2013 at 06:50 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu support duration

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Well I am not worried about Mir, as it will have a fallback to x most likely.
    Mir wont ever fully replace x as long as older cards are still in use.
    It would be stupid to go full Mir, heck it will take years before that ever happens.
    Even if Mir creeps in there will still probably be a x fallback.
    As far as 13.10 goes it is probably ok., but the plan is to remove X fallback in 14.04.

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/06/27/mir-plans-in-13-10/

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    Re: Ubuntu support duration

    Well if 14.04 sucks its all over for ubuntu for choosing something so unready.
    Hopefully this Mir stuff will become accepted and adapted, I am sure if you are running free drivers like myself things will be okay.
    But those on gaming cards will probably be left in the dust unless Ubuntu gets a x fallback.
    Last edited by MadmanRB; June 28th, 2013 at 07:00 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu support duration

    If those who know think Mir is ready for 13.10, I have no basis for disagreeing. Focused development can move faster than the often time-available scattered development we sometimes see in FOSS.

    If I understand, Mir in 13.10 will not support proprietary video drivers, so the X fallback will be used. That's a bit like the Nouveau/proprietary split, since Nouveau could (can?) kill the boot with certain kernels.

    Wayland vs Mir vs X is a fuss that I'm not interested in. Competition drives better products. I'll use the best one.

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