Mir 1.5.0 Release

Mir 1.5.0 Release

We’re pleased to announce the release of Mir 1.5.0.

For Ubuntu, Mir is available from the Mir PPAs:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/new-mir-ppas-for-ubuntu/2147

It is also available as a source tarball.

Community contributions

We have a contribution from community member @pajn allowing the window manager the option to clip windows to a specified area. @pajn also fixed a problem with the placement of “layer shell” windows when using multi monitor.

Snapcraft

My work with snapd and snapping Mir led to a couple of small enhancements that mean we can now drop the legacy mir interface from confined Mir snaps and, once the snapd work completes we can launch other snaps from a confined server.

Wayland

@wmww has continued to progress the Wayland support needed for MATE with a number of bugfixes. This work with MATE has largely moved away from Mir:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/porting-mate-apps-to-wayland/12670/

Graphics platforms

@raof has been working on the vc4 platform for Raspberry Pi. That hasn’t landed in time for this release, but has led to a lot of internal clean-up of the platform support in Mir.

Arch

It seems an update to Protobuf on Arch broke the build recently. That’s now fixed, hopefully also for any other distros that saw this problem.

Changelog

ABI summary:

  • mirserver ABI bumped to 51

Enhancements:

  • [snapcraft] Update shared memory handling to work both in confined snaps without the “mir” interface and on pre-3.11 kernels.
  • Split arch-specific part of libmirwayland-dev into a -bin package
  • [MirAL] Allow clipping windows to a specified area
  • [MirAL] Add application_id surface property
  • [MirAL] Make it possible for Mir based servers to set up the environment variables for launching clients
  • Fixes for new Protobuf on Arch
  • [Renderer] Also log supported EGL and GL extensions
  • [Wayland] Bump xdg output to v3 (workaround an Xwayland problem on eoan)

Bugs fixed:

  • [MirAL] Can get the Mir window of a layer shell surface. (Fixes #963)
  • [Wayland] Send wl_buffer.release on the Wayland thread. (Fixes #951)
  • Set output_id for LayerShell surfaces & clean up and test attached windows on outputs. (Fixes: #980)
  • [MirAL] Move maximized windows when output is unplugged (Fixes #853)
  • [Wayland] Fix crashes in wayland::OutputManager when output is unplugged
  • PixelSource::read() should execute the supplied block. (Fixes #1009)
  • [build] Fix non-mesa builds.
  • [Wayland] Resync keyboard state after server is paused. (Fixes #999)
  • [Wayland] Convert buffer stream to cursor images in wl_pointer. (Fixes #1000)
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mir-kiosk

The mir-kiosk snap has been tested and updated to Mir 1.5

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/using-mir-kiosk/12828/

mir-test-tools

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/mir-test-tools-as-a-snap/9561

Mir 1.5.0 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 29+. It should become available in the next 24 hours or so.

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