While Ubuntu is switching to MIR from Xorg, ditching Wayland, other Ubuntu flavors have not yet decided whether they will follow the suite of not. Since KDE and Gnome communities have put their weight behind community developed Wayland, it’s quite obvious that Kubuntu or Gnome edition may not switch to XMIR yet. One flavor has however gone ahead and offers XMIR based images for users to try – it’s Xubuntu.
The goal of these images is to test how well MIR/XMIR work out for users running all kinds of machines.
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Bruno Benitez writes on Xubuntu-devel mailing list, “It is of EXTREME importance that we do as many tests as possible as the technology evolves. We need to understand how our system will behave under XMir in order to make the decision later this month whether to move our standard ISO from X.Org to XMir.”
If you are an Xubuntu user and want to help the team in testing Xmir, grab the ISO form here.