MIR and SDL to support Steam games

counter strikeDevelopers Canonical have been working for months on the new graphics server MIR and will replace the current Xorg starting from the version Ubuntu 14.10 while it is already present in Ubuntu Touch.

This commitment led to the recent announcement of the support to the SDL library by MIR.

SDL is the acronym of Simple Direct Media Layer, a library that simplifies access to system resources such as mice, keyboards, joysticks, OpenGL libraries by many games present in Steam (currently around 700), this means that MIR will natively support many of these titles, as does Xorg currently.

Another piece that reduces the gap between MIR e Wayland, the 2 graphics servers that will compete for the ambitious successor to Xorg in many of the Linux distributions, who will be more successful?

Will Canonical succeed in making the desktop world converge with the mobile one by installing Android?

certainly the commitment is not lacking but there are also criticisms of some Canonical choices, one above all, the realization of MIR while having the possibility of adopting Wayland, which as a graphics server is much more mature, sacrificing valuable resources that could be used in other projects.

The objectives set by Canonical are very ambitious, and reaching them would bring a large user base to the open source world, being practically the only alternative to the Microsoft empire that could offer a complete operating system for every type of device.

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