Graphical Civil War | LUP 33

Graphical Civil War | LUP 33

Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?

Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make the case why you need to care, and why the biggest community confrontation could be brewing.

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Does the Display Server Matter? Depends Who you Ask…

Bob’s development blog: Why the display server doesn’t matter

Display servers are the component in the display stack that seems to hog a lot of the limelight. I think this is a bit of a mistake, as it’s actually probably the least important component, at least to a user.

Why the Display Server DOES matter

Now I don’t know how to put it, the best description is that I’m shocked that Canonical is still not seeing the problems they created by having multiple display servers.

more on why the display server does matter

Does this effect users? It means that some desktop environments will not be available on all operating systems, depending on what display systems are supported. Currently, people can usually pick whatever desktop environment they wish to run on any of the more popular Linux distributions. This will no longer be the case as shells segregate along display system lines.

LAS Subreddit Thread on the post

Feedback Kickoff: Linux Mint Might Use The Same LTS Base For Linux Mint 17, 18, 19 and 20

Linux Mint might use the same LTS base for Linux Mint 17 (to be released at the end of May 2014) as well as the next 3 releases.

That means that Linux Mint 17, 18, 19 and 20 might all use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a base instead of being based on newer Ubuntu releases.

If that happens, Linux Mint would have a more stable base and it would allow the Mint team to “push innovation on Cinnamon, be more active in the development of MATE, better support Mint tools and engage in projects we’ve postponed for years“.

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