Snapd 2.31 Better Supports Wayland Via Mir, Canonical Hires Another Mir Developer
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 18 February 2018 at 06:49 AM EST. 12 Comments
UBUNTU --
Besides Mir 0.30 being released this week, other Mir progress was also made by these Canonical developers working on forging Mir into a viable Wayland compositor.

Gerry Boland of Canonical's Mir team has shared that Snapd 2.31 now supports any Snap implementing the Wayland interface. This allows for Mir to be shipped as a Snap and support Wayland clients using Canonical's app sandboxing approach alternative to Flatpaks.

Gerry also noted that Canonical has hired another Mir developer. Since last November we knew they were looking to hire more Mir developers and now they have at least one new hire with William Wold. This 19 year old developer previously made a lightweight Wayland compositor called Hedgehog as a step towards building a Rust Wayland compositor that doesn't appear to be developed yet. His Twitter describes himself as a "256x engineer" and Arch Linux fan. On Canonical's Mir team he will be reportedly working on working to make Mir a "first class Wayland compositor" that other desktop shells can adopt.

The latest Mir tidbits are documented via community.ubuntu.com.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Ubuntu News
Popular News This Week