Mir's Abstraction Layer Now Has Cut & Paste Support (MirAL)
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 23 March 2017 at 07:39 AM EDT. 28 Comments
UBUNTU --
A few days ago we reported on Ubuntu's Mir now supporting drag and drop while now another important desktop feature has come to Ubuntu's Mir abstraction layer, MirAL.

New to MirAL is working cut-and-paste support. Lead Mir developer Alan Griffiths announced today cut-and-paste is working and actually seems like he was a bit surprised, "For some time now I’ve been intending to investigate the cut & paste mechanisms in the Unity8/Mir stack with the intention of ensuring they are supported in MirAL. I’ve never had the time to do this, so I was surprised to discover that cut & paste is now working! (At least on Zesty.)"

He went on to add that the cut-and-paste support might be through the experimental Unity 8 desktop session but he hopes the "magic" will continue to work. MirAL 1.3 was recently released for helping developers write new shells on top of Mir. MirAL 1.3 brought support for desktop workspaces and other features.

Canonical developers continue working towards having Mir 1.0 and Unity 8 ready for Ubuntu 17.10 so that it can be the default in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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