Re: Mir: Stop this train before it derails Ubuntu.
Wayland is the protocol.
Originally Posted by MadmanRB
Weston is the server.
Wayland is to Weston, like X11 is to Xorg.
Actually one of the other worrying things about Weston is that it's only a "reference implementation". As long as Weston works, no matter how slow or few-featured or difficult-to-set-up it is, that's all the developers really need to do because it's only intended as a "reference" for other developers to actually implement a Wayland server.
AFAIK Weston and one man's fork of it are the only Wayland servers available. In other words, if Weston is not meant as an end-user product, and there are no end-user Wayland display servers currently, how much longer will we have to wait for one to actually get developed?
Mir is at least intended as the end-user server, not just "we'll leave it to someone else to write that".
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.