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Ex-Red Hat Employee Matthew Garrett Comments On the State of XMir 88

Posted by timothy
from the no-longer-a-mir-trifle dept.
First time accepted submitter slack_justyb writes "Matthew Garrett, former employee of Red Hat, comments on the current state of XMir and Canonical's recent decision to not ship XMir as the default display server in Ubuntu 13.10. Noting the current issues outstanding in XMir, the features yet to be implemented, the security loopholes, and Intel's recent rejection to support Mir in general. All of this leading Garrett to the conclusion that 'It's clear that XMir has turned into a larger project than Canonical had originally anticipated, but that's hardly surprising.'"
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Ex-Red Hat Employee Matthew Garrett Comments On the State of XMir

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  • Re:XMir is dead. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by kthreadd (1558445) on Thursday October 03, 2013 @10:01AM (#45025183)

    Do you know of any actual popularity statistics? Pretty much every "non-techie" Linux user I know runs Ubuntu, and quite a lot of the techies too. That's not representational of course, and some real hard numbers would be interesting.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 03, 2013 @10:24AM (#45025427)

    Still suffering from the butthurt he got when Ubuntu sided with Scott James Remnant over him in a technical dispute which then led to MG quitting like a petulant little bitch. Just like what happen when he was with Debian. Now he just takes to shitting on Canonical whenever he can. The fact is, Canonical is concentrating on getting Ubuntu Touch ready and with the technical difficulties with XMir, and made the prudent decision not to dump it as a default on the Ubuntu user base.

    BTW, the while he may not work for Red Hat, he's still on the fedora advisory board. Can somebody say "conflict of interest"?

  • Re:XMir is dead. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 03, 2013 @11:04AM (#45025871)

    Who runs an Ubuntu web server? Or router?

    The company I currently work for has several thousand servers all running Ubuntu Server, which in turn is running OpenStack and the supporting infrastructure.

    Ubuntu is what you use if you want to use Debian but need commercial support (and yes, we have made use of that support on several occasions)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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