Lots of news this week!
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
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!
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