Mir

Mir is the display server developed by Canonical to compete with Wayland and ultimately succeed the X.Org Server. Mir is in production use on Ubuntu Touch while it's expected to be used by default in the Ubuntu 14.10 Linux release. The Mir Display Server was announced in 2013.

Additional Information: unity.ubuntu.com/mir

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Mir Articles & Reviews

Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most...   Operating Systems   19 Oct 2017
A Look Back At The Desktop & X.Org/Wayland/Mir...   Operating Systems   05 Apr 2017
Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04   Operating Systems   23 Mar 2017
Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu...   Software   05 Oct 2016
Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks   Operating Systems   23 Oct 2014
Early Ubuntu 14.04 Intel XMir Benchmarks   Display Drivers   02 Jan 2014
XMir Performance Measured On Ubuntu 13.10   Software   19 Oct 2013
X.Org vs. XMir On KDE, Xfce, Unity Desktops   Software   24 Sep 2013
Mesa 9.2 X.Org/Mir Ubuntu 13.10 Performance Benchmarks   Display Drivers   30 Aug 2013
Composite Bypass Support Sharply Bumps XMir's...   Software   29 Aug 2013
Intel Haswell Laptop Impact When Running XMir   Display Drivers   18 Aug 2013
Unity On XMir Performance For Nouveau Gallium3D   Software   30 Jun 2013
2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir   Software   29 Jun 2013
The First Benchmarks Of Unity On XMir: There's A...   Display Drivers   28 Jun 2013
The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland   Display Drivers   07 Jun 2013

Mir Linux News

UBports Ubuntu Touch Continues Pursuing Mir/Unity8,...   Ubuntu   26 Mar 2019
NetworkManager 1.16 Brings WireGuard Support, WiFi...   Free Software   16 Mar 2019
Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Won't Move To Mir 1.1 + Unity 8 Due...   Ubuntu   26 Feb 2019
Wayland's Weston 6.0 To Support XDG-Shell Stable,...   Wayland   16 Feb 2019
Mir 1.1.1 RC1 Has Fixes For PostmarketOS, Demo Shells...   Wayland   15 Feb 2019
Linux 5.0, RTX 2060, ZoL & Other Topics Dominating...   Phoronix   01 Feb 2019
Mir Made Good Progress Over The Holidays With Porting...   Ubuntu   11 Jan 2019
It's Still A Slow Process For Ubuntu Touch Moving To...   Ubuntu   09 Jan 2019
Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Rolls Out With Keyboard...   Ubuntu   08 Jan 2019
UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Is Being Prepared With...   Ubuntu   02 Jan 2019
Cage Is A New Wayland Compositor For...   Wayland   27 Dec 2018
Ubuntu Mir Developer Creates New Wayland Debug Tool   Ubuntu   24 Dec 2018
Mir 1.1 Released With EGLStreams KMS Support To Work...   Ubuntu   18 Dec 2018
Mir 1.1 Is Releasing Soon With Experimental X11...   Ubuntu   30 Nov 2018
Ubuntu Mir's EGMDE Desktop Getting Experimental...   Ubuntu   17 Nov 2018
SDL2 Nukes Its Mir Support With Wayland Compatibility...   Linux Gaming   03 Nov 2018
Ubuntu's Bring-Up Of NVIDIA's Driver With Mir...   Ubuntu   12 Oct 2018
The MATE Wayland Port Is Moving Along, NVIDIA Mir...   Ubuntu   06 Oct 2018
Vulkan Working To Drop Mir Surface Support   Vulkan   01 Oct 2018
Following Mir 1.0, Developers Encouraged To Target...   Ubuntu   28 Sep 2018
Mir 1.0 Released For "Next-Generation of...   Ubuntu   21 Sep 2018
Ubuntu 18.10's SDL2 Build Will Ship With Vulkan...   Ubuntu   20 Sep 2018
Canonical Developers Now Preparing Mir 1.0 For Release...   Ubuntu   17 Sep 2018
Mir Is Back To Running On Phones, Thanks To UBports   Ubuntu   08 Sep 2018
Mir's EGMDE "Edge" Now Has Experimental X11...   Ubuntu   28 Aug 2018
Mir Has Partial Support For The NVIDIA Proprietary...   Ubuntu   17 Aug 2018
Lubuntu Planning Switch To Wayland, Porting Openbox To...   Ubuntu   17 Aug 2018
Mir Now Supports XDG Shell Stable   Ubuntu   11 Aug 2018
Mir's EGMDE Desktop Is Now Available From The Snap...   Ubuntu   07 Aug 2018
Mir 0.32.1 Released With Launcher For Internal Wayland...   Ubuntu   13 Jul 2018
Libinput Gets Reworked Trackpoint Acceleration   Wayland   13 Jul 2018
Mir Developers Ponder Their Approach For Supporting...   Ubuntu   02 Jul 2018
Mir 0.32 Released With Much-Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   29 Jun 2018
Making Use Of Ubuntu Graphical Snaps With Mir-Kiosk   Ubuntu   25 Jun 2018
Mir 0.32 Is Inching Close To Release With Many...   Ubuntu   15 Jun 2018
Mir Is Running On Arch Linux; Mir Also Progressing...   Ubuntu   26 May 2018
UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4   Ubuntu   24 May 2018
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa,...   X.Org   17 May 2018
Logind Support For Mir Is Getting Closer To Working   Ubuntu   11 May 2018
Mir's EGMDE Example Desktop Is Becoming A Bit More...   Ubuntu   03 May 2018
Mir Working On X11 Support Via XWayland   Ubuntu   01 May 2018
Hacking With Mir's EGMDE Desktop To Support Different...   Ubuntu   15 Apr 2018
Mir Wayland Cut/Copy/Paste Support Being Worked On   Wayland   09 Apr 2018
EGMDE: The Example Mir Desktop Environment   Ubuntu   31 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31.1 Released With Various Wayland Fixes   Ubuntu   30 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31 Officially Released   Ubuntu   20 Mar 2018
UBports Continues Work On Moving From Ubuntu 15.04...   Ubuntu   18 Mar 2018
Mir 0.31 Is On The Way With MirAL 2.0, Wayland...   Ubuntu   16 Mar 2018
Mir Devs Are Still Working On An Example Mir Desktop...   Ubuntu   14 Mar 2018
Mir Enables XDG Shell By Default, Dropping Mir EGL For...   Ubuntu   10 Mar 2018
UBPorts Is Working On Unity 8 For Debian   Ubuntu   04 Mar 2018
SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland...   Free Software   23 Feb 2018
Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around...   Ubuntu   23 Feb 2018
Snapd 2.31 Better Supports Wayland Via Mir, Canonical...   Ubuntu   18 Feb 2018
Mir 0.30 Released With Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   15 Feb 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Landing Mesa 18.0, Enabling GLVND   Ubuntu   14 Feb 2018
Mir 0.30 Is Getting Buttoned Up For Release   Ubuntu   10 Feb 2018
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu...   Desktop   07 Feb 2018
GTK+ 4.0 Gets More House Cleaning, Dropping Old...   GNOME   06 Feb 2018
OverlayFS Adds NFS Export Support In Linux 4.16   Linux Storage   05 Feb 2018
GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK...   GNOME   05 Feb 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Default To The X.Org Stack, Not...   Ubuntu   26 Jan 2018
Experimental XDG-Shell Support For Mir's Wayland...   Ubuntu   15 Jan 2018
UBports Is Making Progress With Unity 8 On The Desktop   Ubuntu   06 Jan 2018
Ubuntu's Reformulated Desktop Was The Talk Of 2017   Ubuntu   30 Dec 2017
Wayland Made More Inroads In 2017   Wayland   29 Dec 2017
Canonical's Mir 2018 Plans Include Some Potentially...   Ubuntu   22 Dec 2017
Mir Had A Wild Year From Nearly Being Killed Alongside...   Ubuntu   17 Dec 2017
Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland...   Ubuntu   14 Dec 2017
Wayland Had An Impressive 2017 With KDE Support...   Wayland   13 Dec 2017
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   11 Dec 2017
Mir 0.29 Being Prepped For Release As Canonical Pushes...   Ubuntu   08 Dec 2017
Mir Lands In The Fedora Repository   Fedora   28 Nov 2017
Canonical Developers To The Community: Help Us Figure...   Ubuntu   23 Nov 2017
FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir /...   Linux Events   19 Nov 2017
Canonical Is Hiring Graphics Stack Developers To Work...   Ubuntu   15 Nov 2017
Canonical's Mir Patches Are Breaking RADV With Stock...   Ubuntu   07 Nov 2017
Mir Moves From Bzr/Launchpad To GitHub, Hopes For More...   Ubuntu   02 Nov 2017
Etnaviv Gallium3D Driver Now Wiring Up ASTC Texture...   Mesa   02 Nov 2017
Mir 0.28.1 Arrives With Fixes, Fedora Support   Ubuntu   01 Nov 2017
Mir To Next Focus On Improving Wayland Testing   Ubuntu   27 Oct 2017
Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora   Ubuntu   21 Oct 2017
Mir 0.28 Arrives As A Late Addition To Ubuntu 17.10   Ubuntu   12 Oct 2017
Mir 1.0 Is Pulled Back, Now It's Mir 0.28   Ubuntu   11 Oct 2017
Mir 1.0 Is Ready For Release   Ubuntu   10 Oct 2017
Mir Continues Pushing Ahead With Wayland Client...   Wayland   26 Sep 2017
Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland...   Ubuntu   19 Sep 2017
Mir Now Has Initial Support For Wayland Clients   Ubuntu   18 Sep 2017
Ubuntu 17.10 Enters The Feature Freeze   Ubuntu   26 Aug 2017
Mir 1.0 Appears Close, But No Wayland Client Support...   Ubuntu   12 Aug 2017
Mir Relicensed To GPLv2 Or GPLv3   Ubuntu   09 Aug 2017
The Vulkan Feature List For Mesa   Mesa   03 Aug 2017
Mir 0.27 Released With Drag-And-Drop Support   Ubuntu   11 Jul 2017
Mir 1.0 Now Aiming To Support Wayland Clients Directly   Ubuntu   29 Jun 2017
Collabora Poaches Former Mir Developer To Join...   Free Software   27 Jun 2017
MATE Developers Are Considering Mir-Over-Wayland   Desktop   27 Jun 2017
Mir 0.26.3 Released   Ubuntu   15 Jun 2017
Phoronix Turns 13, Phoronix Test Suite Is Now 9: Happy...   Phoronix   05 Jun 2017
Etnaviv Working On ETC2 Texture Compression, Eyeing...   Mesa   17 May 2017
Unity 8 Abandonment, Windows 10 vs. Linux Tests...   Phoronix   30 Apr 2017