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Mir 0.0.5 Released; Kubuntu Will Stick To X/Wayland

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Published on 27 June 2013 01:46 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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More Mir news today besides the surprise announcement that Canonical is now planning to use the Mir Display Server by default in Ubuntu 13.10, there's some other interesting news involving Mir benchmarking, the Mir 0.0.5 release, and Kubuntu avoiding Mir/XMir and reaffirming their commitment to X.Org and Wayland.

With Mir likely soon entering the Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" repository, a new version of Mir was tagged this morning in the project's Bazaar repository. Mir 0.0.5 incorporates all of the latest work within the Mir repository, particularly over the past several weeks.

Meanwhile, the Kubuntu project announced they will not be switching to Mir/XMir. The KDE-based Ubuntu spin intends to stick with X.Org and then switch over to Wayland when the upstream support is ready. "We'll be staying with X on the images for our 13.10 release now in development and the 14.04LTS release next year. After that we hope to switch to Wayland which is what KDE and every other Linux distro hopes to do."

Lastly, Canonical is in communication with me now about Mir benchmarking. Mir benchmarks will likely be coming on Phoronix soon.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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