Intel Says No to Ubuntu's New Display Server

Intel will no longer support Canonical's Mir project

Intel announced yesterday, September 7, 2013, that they've removed support for XMir, Canonical's new X11 display server that will be injected in the upcoming releases of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, from the xf86-video-intel package, the open source driver for Intel video cards.

"We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream. – The Management"

This is the message left by Intel's Chris Wilson in the latest snapshot release of the upcoming xf86-video-intel 3.0 video driver for Intel GPU units.

Canonical’s Michael Hall says that this is a "dirty game" played by Intel, trying to promote the upcoming Wayland display server across all Linux distributions, except Ubuntu, which decided to have its own display server called Mir.

However, sources say that Canonical will not be intimidated by this mischievous move from Intel's management team, as they will regularly integrate XMir patches into each new release of Intel's Linux graphics driver.

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