A Bunch Of Mir Improvemends Land In GTK+
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 5 February 2015 at 06:24 PM EST. 13 Comments
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While Unity 8 is written in Qt5, GTK+ is still very important to Ubuntu even with their ongoing transition from running the desktop on an X.Org Server to instead using their own Mir display server technology within the next year on the desktop. Landing today in GTK+ Git ahead of GNOME 3.16 is a number of Mir back-end improvements.

In October of last year is when an experimental Mir back-end landed in GTK+. Since November there weren't any Mir GDK back-end improvements in mainline GTK+ but that changed today with a bunch of Mir-specific commits landing for the GNOME toolkit. This GTK+ back-end is about communicating with Mir directly without the need for XMir.


The new Mir code now in GTK+ Git as of today has a number of fixes, passes motion events down to transient children, timestamp improvements, grabbing improvements, and other changes.

You can monitor the ongoing Mir back-end work to GTK+ via this GNOME.org Git web search.
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