Idea for a dev: porting unity-system-compositor to MirAL

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AlanGriffiths
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Idea for a dev: porting unity-system-compositor to MirAL

Postby AlanGriffiths » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:46 am

unity-system-compositor links directly to libmirserver will make it harder for Yunit to incorporate Mir releases as they happen as this requires rebuilding against a new libmirserver ABI.

Most of the Mir functionality it uses is available through MirAL, and using libmiral which has a stable ABI would be far nicer.

Canonical are no longer maintaining unity-system-compositor it can be worked on independently of the rest of the Yunit stack, so this would make an ideal starter project for any developer wanting to get involved.

Where there are features that MirAL doesn't (yet) expose, help will be available from the Mir team. (Part of this task is identifying what else, if anything, is needed.)

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Re: Idea for a dev: porting unity-system-compositor to MirAL

Postby jsalatas » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:54 pm

That would be great! Created an issue about it in github

https://github.com/yunit-io/unity-syste ... r/issues/1

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Re: Idea for a dev: porting unity-system-compositor to MirAL

Postby WebDrake » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:00 pm

I'm curious about trying to do this, though I'd like to find out a bit more before committing to it. @AlanGriffiths I've posted a few questions in the GitHub issue.


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