Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Use XMir By Default

Canonical has decided not to switch to Xmir by default for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.Back in June, it was decided to use Mir + Xmir by default in Ubuntu 13.10 (for open source drivers only) but that will no longer happen “due to some outstanding technical difficulties”. A native Mir + Unity 8 will still […]

Xubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Not Switching To XMir By Default

In a Xubuntu team meeting, it was decided that Xubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander won’t ship with Mir & XMir by default.The reasons behind the decision is that XMir doesn’t bring improvements yet and there are some issues with XMir and Xubuntu for now.The first question, “Should we wait for improvements landing to XMir later (but […]

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Switching To Mir Display Server By Default

The Ubuntu developers have announced today that they plan to deliver Mir display server by default in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander with XMir, an implementation of X running or Mir.Unity 8 (also known as Unity Next) on the other hand, won’t be available by default and instead, Saucy Salamander will use Unity 7, the codebase […]

Kubuntu Not Switching To Mir Display Server

Even though Thomas Voß, Technical Architect at Canonical, has recently posted a screenshot which shows that Kubuntu runs on XMir (a layer that allows running X11 applications on top of Mir), the KDE-based Ubuntu flavor won’t be switching to Mir or XMir.Kubuntu on XMir – image via +Thomas VoßAccording to a recent blog post by […]

Ubuntu To Use Its Own Display Server Called Mir, Unity To Be Ported To Qt/QML

According to a recent announcement, Ubuntu will use its own Display Server called Mir, replacing X window server. The reason for this is that “none of the existing solutions would allow us to implement our vision without taking major compromises which would come at the cost of user experience and quality”. Mir, a display server […]