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

Mir Articles & Reviews

Ubuntu 17.10 Ships Today - Arguably Its Most Interesting Release In Years   Operating Systems   2017-10-19
A Look Back At The Desktop & X.Org/Wayland/Mir Milestones Of Ubuntu   Operating Systems   2017-04-05
Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04   Operating Systems   2017-03-23
Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu 16.10   Software   2016-10-05
Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks   Operating Systems   2014-10-23
Early Ubuntu 14.04 Intel XMir Benchmarks   Display Drivers   2014-01-02
XMir Performance Measured On Ubuntu 13.10   Software   2013-10-19
X.Org vs. XMir On KDE, Xfce, Unity Desktops   Software   2013-09-24
Mesa 9.2 X.Org/Mir Ubuntu 13.10 Performance Benchmarks   Display Drivers   2013-08-30
Composite Bypass Support Sharply Bumps XMir's Performance   Software   2013-08-29
Intel Haswell Laptop Impact When Running XMir   Display Drivers   2013-08-18
Unity On XMir Performance For Nouveau Gallium3D   Software   2013-06-30
2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir   Software   2013-06-29
The First Benchmarks Of Unity On XMir: There's A Performance Hit   Display Drivers   2013-06-28
The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland   Display Drivers   2013-06-07

Mir Linux & Open-Source News

Fedora Miracle Spin Approved To Ship As Part Of Fedora Linux 41   Fedora   2024-05-20
Mir 2.17 Better Supports Hybrid Graphics & Other Wayland Enhancements   Ubuntu   2024-05-15
Intel Arc Graphics Demonstrated Running On ARM With Ampere Altra   Intel   2024-05-12
Fedora Miracle Spin Proposed For Fedora 41   Fedora   2024-04-25
Miracle-WM 0.2 Released For Mir-Based Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2024-04-19
AMD Announces Automotive-Grade Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series   AMD   2024-01-04
Using Miriway For Empowering Xfce / MATE / LXQt & Other Desktops With Wayland   Wayland   2023-12-01
Mir 2.16 Released With Seamless Boot Integration, Improved X11 Client Support   Ubuntu   2023-11-28
Ubuntu's Miriway Maturing As A Mir-Based Wayland Compositor For Other Desktops   Ubuntu   2023-11-07
Ubuntu's Mir Working On Hybrid Graphics / Multi-GPU Support   Ubuntu   2023-10-23
Mir 2.15 Released With Cleaning Up Some APIs, Improved Alt+Tab   Ubuntu   2023-08-23
Ubuntu's Mir 2.14 Released With Wayland Drag & Drop, Screen Locker Support   Ubuntu   2023-07-18
Ubuntu 23.10 Looks Like It Will Switch To Using Dbus-Broker   Ubuntu   2023-05-02
Ubuntu's Mir 2.13 Released With Wayland Updates, Other Enhancements   Ubuntu   2023-03-20
Mir 2.11 Released With A Fix Around XWayland Use   Ubuntu   2023-01-08
UBports' Ubuntu Touch 20.04-Based Build Offered In New Beta/RC Channel   Ubuntu   2022-12-26
SDL3 Begins Dumping A Lot Of Old Code: GLES1, OS/2, DirectFB, WinRT, NaCl & More   Linux Gaming   2022-11-23
Ubuntu's Mir 2.10 Released With Modernized Touch Events, New Window Move Gesture   Ubuntu   2022-10-26
Mir 2.9 Released With XDG-Shell For Wayland, Support For More Protocols   Ubuntu   2022-08-26
Ubuntu Linux Preparing systemd-hwe To Ease OEM Hardware Enablement   Ubuntu   2022-08-14
Meta Developing A New IR For LLVM's Clang C/C++ Compiler With Better Speed, Security   LLVM   2022-06-21
Ubuntu's Mir 2.8 Released With Working Towards Hybrid GPU Support   Ubuntu   2022-05-24
Mir 2.7 Released With MirOil For Helping To Migrate Lomiri / Unity 8   Ubuntu   2022-02-24
Ubuntu Had A Great Year In Switching To Wayland, Continued Commercial Success   Ubuntu   2021-12-30
Canonical Announces Ubuntu Frame As A Full-Screen Shell Built On Mir   Ubuntu   2021-10-06
Mir 2.5 Released With Wayland Extension Updates For Better Handling On-Screen Keyboards   Ubuntu   2021-10-05
Canonical's Mir 2.4 Brings Numerous X11 + Wayland Enhancements   Ubuntu   2021-06-08
Ubuntu Touch OTA-17 Released - Still Working Toward Ubuntu 20.04 Transition   Ubuntu   2021-05-13
Mir 2.3.2 Released With Better XWayland HiDPI, Copy/Paste Between Wayland/XWayland   Ubuntu   2021-02-11
Ubuntu Core + Mir Is Powering Smart Exercise Mirrors   Ubuntu   2021-02-04
UBports Aiming For An Exciting 2021 With Ubuntu Touch   Ubuntu   2021-01-25
Ubuntu Had A Stellar 2020 From Ubuntu 20.04 LTS To Continued WSL, Cloud Popularity   Ubuntu   2020-12-29
Mir 2.2 Released With Display Wall Capabilities, Composite Bypass On GBM-KMS   Ubuntu   2020-11-19
Mir 2.1 Released With Some New Protocol Support, Many Fixes   Ubuntu   2020-09-29
MIR JIT Aiming For First Release Later This Year By Red Hat Developer   Programming   2020-08-25
Wayland's Weston Compositor Introduces Kiosk/Fullscreen Shell   Wayland   2020-07-30
Mir 2.0 Released In Dropping Legacy Bits, New Platform Improvements   Ubuntu   2020-07-24
Canonical Is Using Mir To Bring Flutter To Wayland   Ubuntu   2020-07-12
Mircade Still Being Worked On As A Confined Mir + Snap Based Launcher   Ubuntu   2020-07-04
EGMDE Is Still Being Hacked On As A Lightweight Mir Desktop   Ubuntu   2020-06-26
Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Released With The Switch Finally To Unity 8 / Lomiri   Ubuntu   2020-05-13
Experimental Linux Live OS For Showcasing Wayland Updated With Latest Desktops   Wayland   2020-05-07
Mir 1.8 Released With HiDPI Improvements, Better Compatibility Outside Of Ubuntu   Wayland   2020-04-16
Mir 1.7.1 Released With X11 Support Promoted Out Of "Experimental" Phase   Ubuntu   2020-02-25
Mir's X11 Support Is Being Promoted From Experimental   Wayland   2020-02-09
Unity 8 + Mir Is Being Packaged Up For Debian   Debian   2020-02-06
UBports' Unity 8 Has Working Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2020-01-31
Red Hat Developer's MIR Is A Lightweight JIT Compiler   Programming   2020-01-20
Mir 1.7 Released With Improvements For Running X11 Software   Ubuntu   2020-01-16
Wayland's Wild Decade From v1.0 Release To Usable GNOME/KDE Desktop Support   Wayland   2019-12-29
X.Org Saw A Lot Of Work In The 2010s Even With Wayland Taking Off   X.Org   2019-12-28
Debian's Excitement In The 2010s From Big Releases To Systemd Usage To Powering SteamOS   Operating Systems   2019-12-27
2010 Through 2019 NVIDIA Linux News Topped By Linus Torvald's Criticism + Overclocking   NVIDIA   2019-12-19
Mir Lands Server-Side Decoration Support For XWayland   X.Org   2019-12-16
Ubuntu's Mir Display Stack Accomplished A Lot In 2019 For Being Discounted Two Years Ago   Ubuntu   2019-12-14
The Most Popular Linux Hardware Reviews / Benchmarks Of The Past Decade   Phoronix   2019-12-12
Mir 1.6 Released With New Wayland, DispmanX Platform Support   Ubuntu   2019-12-03
UBports' Ubuntu Touch Porting Now Easier To Newer Devices   Ubuntu   2019-11-25
UBports Begins Offering Ubuntu Touch 64-Bit ARM Images   Arm   2019-11-06
Mir Working On A Mir-On-Wayland Nested Compositor Path, Broadcom DispmanX API Support   Ubuntu   2019-10-30
Ubuntu's Mir Working On Replaceable Renderer, Hybrid Graphics Driver Support   Ubuntu   2019-10-28
UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Released   Ubuntu   2019-10-23
Mir 1.5 Released With Bug Fixes & Wayland Improvements   Ubuntu   2019-10-11
Intel's SNA 2D Acceleration Code Sees Rare Activity   Intel   2019-09-29
Epic Games Contributes New SDL Video Driver For Offscreen Rendering   Linux Gaming   2019-09-24
Ubuntu/Mir Developer Issues Porting Guide To Help Port MATE To Wayland   Ubuntu   2019-09-21
Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Released With Device Fixes, Support For Draft Messages   Ubuntu   2019-08-22
Mir 1.4 Released With Fix For GTK3, Support For Exclusive Zones   Ubuntu   2019-08-13
The MATE Desktop Is Becoming Quite Usable On Wayland Via Mir   Desktop   2019-08-02
UBports Is Working On Ubuntu Touch OTA-10   Ubuntu   2019-07-31
SDL 2.0.10 Released With New APIs, Drops Mir In Favor Of Wayland   Linux Gaming   2019-07-25
Mir 1.3 Released With Wayland Improvements, New AL Features   Ubuntu   2019-07-02
It's Becoming Easier To Develop New Wayland Extensions For Mir   Wayland   2019-06-29
Ubuntu Touch Nearing Updated Unity 8 + Mir, But Not Yet Full Wayland   Ubuntu   2019-06-08
Canonical Releases Mir 1.2 For Fostering Mir-Based Shells With Extra Wayland Extensions   Ubuntu   2019-05-28
Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Released With Better Stability, OTA-10 To Bring Mir 1.1 + Unity 8   Ubuntu   2019-05-08
Canonical Releases "WLCS" Wayland Conformance Suite 1.0   Ubuntu   2019-05-02
UBports Ubuntu Touch Continues Pursuing Mir/Unity8, Broad Device Support   Ubuntu   2019-03-26
NetworkManager 1.16 Brings WireGuard Support, WiFi Direct/P2P   Linux Networking   2019-03-16
Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Won't Move To Mir 1.1 + Unity 8 Due To Qualcomm Binary Blob Issues   Ubuntu   2019-02-26
Wayland's Weston 6.0 To Support XDG-Shell Stable, Helping Apps Like MPV Video Player   Wayland   2019-02-16
Mir 1.1.1 RC1 Has Fixes For PostmarketOS, Demo Shells Using Wayland   Wayland   2019-02-15
Linux 5.0, RTX 2060, ZoL & Other Topics Dominating Discussions For January   Phoronix   2019-02-01
Mir Made Good Progress Over The Holidays With Porting To Debian & Alpine, ARM Mali   Ubuntu   2019-01-11
It's Still A Slow Process For Ubuntu Touch Moving To Mir 1.x / Wayland   Ubuntu   2019-01-09
Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Rolls Out With Keyboard Improvements, Browser Fixes   Ubuntu   2019-01-08
UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Is Being Prepared With On-Screen Keyboard Themes   Ubuntu   2019-01-02
Cage Is A New Wayland Compositor For Kiosk/Full-Screen-One-App Deployments   Wayland   2018-12-27
Ubuntu Mir Developer Creates New Wayland Debug Tool   Ubuntu   2018-12-24
Mir 1.1 Released With EGLStreams KMS Support To Work With NVIDIA's Binary Driver   Ubuntu   2018-12-18
Mir 1.1 Is Releasing Soon With Experimental X11 Support & NVIDIA Binary Blob Handling   Ubuntu   2018-11-30
Ubuntu Mir's EGMDE Desktop Getting Experimental XWayland   Ubuntu   2018-11-17
SDL2 Nukes Its Mir Support With Wayland Compatibility In Great Shape   Linux Gaming   2018-11-03
Ubuntu's Bring-Up Of NVIDIA's Driver With Mir Continues   Ubuntu   2018-10-12
The MATE Wayland Port Is Moving Along, NVIDIA Mir Support Still Being Tackled   Ubuntu   2018-10-06
Vulkan Working To Drop Mir Surface Support   Vulkan   2018-10-01
Following Mir 1.0, Developers Encouraged To Target Wayland Instead Of Mir Client API   Ubuntu   2018-09-28
Mir 1.0 Released For "Next-Generation of Graphical Solutions"   Ubuntu   2018-09-21
Ubuntu 18.10's SDL2 Build Will Ship With Vulkan Support Enabled   Ubuntu   2018-09-20
Canonical Developers Now Preparing Mir 1.0 For Release With Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2018-09-17
Mir Is Back To Running On Phones, Thanks To UBports   Ubuntu   2018-09-08
Mir's EGMDE "Edge" Now Has Experimental X11 Support, Static Display Configuration   Ubuntu   2018-08-28
Mir Has Partial Support For The NVIDIA Proprietary Driver, X11 Support Remains WIP   Ubuntu   2018-08-17
Lubuntu Planning Switch To Wayland, Porting Openbox To Mir   Ubuntu   2018-08-17
Mir Now Supports XDG Shell Stable   Ubuntu   2018-08-11
Mir's EGMDE Desktop Is Now Available From The Snap Store   Ubuntu   2018-08-07
Mir 0.32.1 Released With Launcher For Internal Wayland Clients, Fixes   Ubuntu   2018-07-13
Libinput Gets Reworked Trackpoint Acceleration   Wayland   2018-07-13
Mir Developers Ponder Their Approach For Supporting More Wayland Extensions   Ubuntu   2018-07-02
Mir 0.32 Released With Much-Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2018-06-29
Making Use Of Ubuntu Graphical Snaps With Mir-Kiosk   Ubuntu   2018-06-25
Mir 0.32 Is Inching Close To Release With Many Improvements   Ubuntu   2018-06-15
Mir Is Running On Arch Linux; Mir Also Progressing With EGLStreams Support   Ubuntu   2018-05-26
UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4   Ubuntu   2018-05-24
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa, X.Org Server 1.20 Support   X.Org   2018-05-17
Logind Support For Mir Is Getting Closer To Working   Ubuntu   2018-05-11
Mir's EGMDE Example Desktop Is Becoming A Bit More Practical   Ubuntu   2018-05-03
Mir Working On X11 Support Via XWayland   Ubuntu   2018-05-01
Hacking With Mir's EGMDE Desktop To Support Different Keymaps, Custom Wallpapers   Ubuntu   2018-04-15
Mir Wayland Cut/Copy/Paste Support Being Worked On   Wayland   2018-04-09
EGMDE: The Example Mir Desktop Environment   Ubuntu   2018-03-31
Mir 0.31.1 Released With Various Wayland Fixes   Ubuntu   2018-03-30
Mir 0.31 Officially Released   Ubuntu   2018-03-20
UBports Continues Work On Moving From Ubuntu 15.04 Base To 16.04   Ubuntu   2018-03-18
Mir 0.31 Is On The Way With MirAL 2.0, Wayland XDG-Shell Support   Ubuntu   2018-03-16
Mir Devs Are Still Working On An Example Mir Desktop Session For Ubuntu 18.04   Ubuntu   2018-03-14
Mir Enables XDG Shell By Default, Dropping Mir EGL For Ubuntu 18.04   Ubuntu   2018-03-10
UBPorts Is Working On Unity 8 For Debian   Ubuntu   2018-03-04
SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility   Free Software   2018-02-23
Mir's Wayland Support Will Now Let You Drag Around Windows   Ubuntu   2018-02-23
Snapd 2.31 Better Supports Wayland Via Mir, Canonical Hires Another Mir Developer   Ubuntu   2018-02-18
Mir 0.30 Released With Improved Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2018-02-15
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Landing Mesa 18.0, Enabling GLVND   Ubuntu   2018-02-14
Mir 0.30 Is Getting Buttoned Up For Release   Ubuntu   2018-02-10
MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu Support   Desktop   2018-02-07
GTK+ 4.0 Gets More House Cleaning, Dropping Old Version References Saves ~7k L.O.C   GNOME   2018-02-06
OverlayFS Adds NFS Export Support In Linux 4.16   Linux Storage   2018-02-05
GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK Lock   GNOME   2018-02-05
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Will Default To The X.Org Stack, Not Wayland   Ubuntu   2018-01-26
Experimental XDG-Shell Support For Mir's Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2018-01-15
UBports Is Making Progress With Unity 8 On The Desktop   Ubuntu   2018-01-06
Ubuntu's Reformulated Desktop Was The Talk Of 2017   Ubuntu   2017-12-30
Wayland Made More Inroads In 2017   Wayland   2017-12-29
Canonical's Mir 2018 Plans Include Some Potentially Interesting IoT Features   Ubuntu   2017-12-22
Mir Had A Wild Year From Nearly Being Killed Alongside Unity 8 To Growing With Wayland   Ubuntu   2017-12-17
Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland Implementation   Ubuntu   2017-12-14
Wayland Had An Impressive 2017 With KDE Support Maturing, Mir Switching Focus   Wayland   2017-12-13
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   2017-12-11
Mir 0.29 Being Prepped For Release As Canonical Pushes On With Mir-Wayland   Ubuntu   2017-12-08
Mir Lands In The Fedora Repository   Fedora   2017-11-28