This week in Mir (20th July, 2018)

This week @alan_g has been hard at work refreshing our developer documentation, adding content to reflect the technology Mir will support going forward. He’s also updated the Mir kiosk apps to use Wayland, rather then the old Mir client API.

I’ve been preparing to implement the stable XDG shell protocol. I’ve continued cleaning up shell surface code, and added tests to ensure correct functionality.

@mariogrip has been working with us to add XWayland support to Mir. This would allow legacy X11 apps to run within Mir like in Gnome on Wayland and other Wayland compositors. This work is ongoing, but nearing a usable state.