Mir 1.0 Is Ready For Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 10 October 2017 at 06:09 AM EDT. 16 Comments
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There is just one week to go until the Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" release but it looks like the Mir 1.0 release will still happen in time.

It's been the goal of the remaining Mir developers to release version 1.0 during the Artful cycle. As of a few weeks back they were still aiming for that goal and to pursue a feature freeze exception. As of yesterday, all blocker bugs have been cleared for releasing Mir 1.0.

In the Mir development code is now a "1.0" tag with their latest commit.

The Launchpad milestone page now also reflects all blocker bugs having been addressed and the release expected for "9 October" (yesterday).

Mir 1.0 does introduce basic Wayland client support but it's not fully vetted yet. The Mir code was also relicensed and other features added in recent months like drag and drop support along with a lot of bug fixing. Due to the shift in focus at Canonical away from phones/tablets, Mir 1.0 didn't go through the whole API change process originally envisioned and now they shifted focus into supporting Wayland clients. Mir Vulkan support also has yet to materialize.

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