This Week In Mir (16th Feb, 2018)

Lots of news this week!

Mir 0.30

Mir 0.30 has been released! Notable improvements include:

  • Lots and lots of Wayland fixes, for mouse and keyboard behaviours.
  • Compatibility with latest gcc
  • Builds and runs on Fedora 26, 27 and 28 (isolating and reporting bugs in gmock and glm on Rawhide)

To install on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10, 18.04

$ sudo add-apt-repository --update ppa:mir-team/release
$ sudo apt install mir-demos

It’ll take a couple of days to appear in Bionic.

Release candidate available for Fedora 26, 27, 28 here:

$ sudo dnf copr enable ngompa/mir-prerel-fedora
$ sudo dnf install mir-demos

Here’s a video @alan_g put together showcasing Mir on Fedora 27:

Much kudos to @alan_g and @RAOF for their sterling work!

Snapd and Wayland

Snapd (as of 2.31) now supports any snap implementing the Wayland interface, so Mir can be shipped as a snap and support Wayland clients. I’ll update the Mir-Kiosk snap to suit this next week.

New Team Member!

I’m delighted to welcome William Wold to the team. He’s already got loads of experience with Wayland (here’s his Hedgehog compositor ) along with high performance computing, robotics and AI.

He will be instrumental in making Mir a first class Wayland compositor for shells to adopt. It should also distract him from his killer AI robot ideas :slight_smile:

Thanks all!


On a related note, the mir-kiosk snap has also been updated to version 0.30.0.


I’ve submitted Mir 0.30.0 as updates for Fedora 26 and Fedora 27:

They have not yet been pushed to the test updates repository as of this writing, though it should synchronize out within the next 24 hours.

Once it’s available in the testing repository, you can get it by doing the following:

$ sudo dnf --refresh --enablerepo=updates-testing install mir-demos
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