Testing desktop Mir/Xmir on 14.04

Daniel van Vugt daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com
Mon Feb 17 02:21:00 UTC 2014


Thanks for pointing that out. I'm not sure if it's an intentional 
change, perhaps mterry can answer. In the mean time I've logged a bug 
for it:


I have seen some people like XMir in its old (saucy) form because 
amazingly Mir is much better at providing smooth page flipping than some 
native X drivers/DDX's. And plenty of people can confirm Mir provides a 
nicer X experience in some cases. Why this might be is an issue for the 
X drivers, but certainly it's nice to see Mir raising the bar in a 
strange little way. I would like to see it retained as an option to 
install too...

Sorry I can't explain why this change has occurred. But let's keep the 
discussion in the bug.

- Daniel

On 16/02/14 00:42, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been running 14.04 development version for a while, and thought I'd
> have a look at the Mir/XMir packages and see how they're getting on.
> I've installed unity-system-compositor and mir-demos, but unlike Saucy
> this doesn't seem to activate unity-system-compositor; there appear to
> be no additions to lightdm.conf.d.
> I know that 14.04 will have X by default, and with 14.10 the goal is to
> have Unity 8 direct on Mir, but is there any interest at all in having
> us as users try out Unity 7 on XMir?  And if so -- how to get it up and
> running?
> Thanks & best wishes,
>      -- Joe

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