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Canonical Ports Chromium To The Mir Display Server 63

An anonymous reader writes "Months after Intel ported the Chromium open-source web browser to Wayland, Chromium is now running on Ubuntu's Mir. The Mir display server port ended up being based on Wayland's Chromium code for interfacing with Google's Ozone abstraction framework. The Ubuntu developer responsible for this work makes claims that they will be trying to better collaborate with Wayland developers over this code." Grab the code hot off the press.

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Canonical Ports Chromium To The Mir Display Server

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  • by Zeio ( 325157 ) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @09:53AM (#46407349)

    I remember at openstack portland Shuttleworth gave a live demo that failed. Ubuntu fails constantly. While Redhat tries to normalize the high rates of change in Linux, Ubuntu injects massive changes all the time while providing no stability. I have many years now working with a development team where we use Ubuntu as both product appliance and infrastructure. I have never seen a bigger mess than the trash that gets pumped out by Canonical. I used to know many Ubuntu acolytes who are converting away. Shuttleworth has spent a LOT of political capital and his promises are empty. I really dislike Canonical, I dislike Ubuntu, and I really dislike this arrogant loser Shuttleworth. Bad packages, kabi and abi changes. A preseed/install system that is pathetic, instability, bleeding edge, bad stable kernel management, horrible backporting fixes, unstable userland.

    Im done with Canonical and Shuttleworth.

  • by zodmaner ( 3564157 ) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:30AM (#46407667)
    Just use Debian, seriously. I'm running KDE 4.11.5 on Debian Sid for about a year now, and it has been a very pleseant experience. Also, Sid works more or less like a rolling release distro, so you will constantly get the latest version of the softwares you use. It's not as fast or as bleeding edge as some distros, but it's more way, way, _way_ more stable. For example, Sid gets the latest version of Firefox about a week after the official release, sometimes sooner than that. PS. I'm an ex-Arch users, having switched away from Arch due to many reasons, and couldn't be happier.
  • Wait, what? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jones_supa ( 887896 ) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:33AM (#46407697)

    My logic says that the toolkit that Chrome uses should be ported to have a Mir backend, rather than Chromium itself? I guess Google uses so much in-house stuff that it makes this necessary.

    Not that I would be interested in Ubuntu anyway. The Unity desktop is laggy and, I'm not a big fan of having a custom display server (Mir) instead of the widely-adopted Wayland.

A bug in the code is worth two in the documentation.