I've said it before, I'll say it again. You will not make your open source project better by pulling another open source project down.
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- Well, it's probably worth remembering that usplash was the first significant piece of C I wrote. That thing deserved to die.Sep 12, 2013
- (Context: usplash was written in a day because Paul Sladen spent the week drawing a 3D vector London bus instead of writing a splash app, and I spent most of that day drunk. It was fit for the purpose of drawing a splash picture and basically nothing else. Giving up usplash wasn't a reaction against NIH, it was a reaction against god-awful code)Sep 12, 2013
- don't say that, it was the first boot splash I ever customized, and I thought it was greatSep 12, 2013
- It thunked svgalib's VESA support through a hacked up x86 emulator, and its theming support involved you building .sos. It did its job well considering the constraints it operated under, but (a) it really suffered from "My first deployed software" syndrome, and (b) it had no reason to exist once KMS appeared. The difference in functionality between usplash and Plymouth was massive compared to the difference between Mir and Wayland.Sep 12, 2013
- With Ubuntu's popularity growing in countries like China and even India Intel will tow the line and develop Mir compatible drivers but with Optimus in Nvidia and ATI's pxpress, the hybrid laptops might not even need Intel for that matter except as a basic driver support.Sep 12, 2013
- AG Restringere
1.) so in your world redhat posts billions of dollars on income from drug dealing?
2.) in your world Mir actually do something else than pageflip and route events to X? well ok OMG they can do DPMS now WOOW, im sure wayland ppl are screaming in fear at nights
3.) you seen ubuntu market share recently? i bet intel CEO spend more money in shoes than they get from ubuntu "bussiness" or any other linux "Desktop" distro for that matter
either way i don't expect linux "Desktop" to be profitable for a while since there are bigger obstacles than simply Mir or wayland or systemd/upstart. aka hardware support and break microsoft OEM stronghold for a start, on the mobile side of thing is different and i expect Tizen/ubuntu/jolla/firefoxOS to do just fineSep 12, 2013
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