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In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

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For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.

Last week I wrote about Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives -- a discussion that raised concerns by Kubuntu developers and other *buntu derivatives about what options are left for them when Ubuntu switches over to the Mir Display Server with the Unity 8 desktop.

Canonical engineers in early discussions seemed to think KDE and GNOME would still see their light and decide to port their desktop environments to supporting Mir...

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