And it’s the end of another week!
This week mainly saw what will hopefully be the final clean-ups for the Mir 1.1 release - fixing the “internal clients” that provide
miral-shell's background (the gradient with help text) and the startup splash-screen spinner. I missed these because they have never worked on NVIDIA and so I forgot they were things that existed!
The EGL spinner was fixed by not rejecting EGL 1.5, but since the
eglstream-kms platform does not support
mirclient-using clients the others require porting from the Mir client API to Wayland.
The simple splash is done, but the background still requires a bit more work (as it needs to be a fullscreen surface per output, and needs to react to monitor hotplug and display resolution changes).
This work is well along, so I’m still hopeful for a before-Christmas Mir 1.1 release!