Unity 7 X11 Running Together With Unity 8 Mir
A new video out of Canonical is showing off the Unity 7 desktop with an X11 session running side-by-side with a Unity 8 Mir-powered session.
Stephen Webb, the engineering manager of desktop Unity at Canonical, posted a video of "A demonstration of Unity 8 (Mir) and unity 7 (X11) running on the same machine at the same time." They're in different sessions and showing it's possible with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without too many challenges.
It looks like Unity 8 for the desktop made a bit more progress in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS since the last time I tried, but it's still a very experimental, non-default package option within Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. When I tried Unity 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS some weeks ago it was a total wreck, so I'm excited to try it now with the latest packages -- stay tuned.
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