Reverting a patch, at least one that isn’t causing a bug or regression, is often controversial. Normally, the patch has been technically vetted before it was merged, so there is—or can be—a non-technical reason behind its removal. That is the case with the recent reversion of a patch to add XMir support to the Intel video driver. As might be guessed, rejecting support for the X compatibility layer of the Mir display server resulted in a loud hue and cry—with conspiracy theories aplenty.
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