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Kubuntu Not Switching To Mir Display Server

Even though Thomas Voß, Technical Architect at Canonical, has recently posted a screenshot which shows that Kubuntu runs on XMir (a layer that allows running X11 applications on top of Mir), the KDE-based Ubuntu flavor won’t be switching to Mir or XMir.Kubuntu on XMir – image via +Thomas VoßAccording to a recent blog post by Jonathan Riddell, the main Kubuntu developer, the distro will continue to use X by default for the 13.10 release which is currently under development, and for the 14.04 LTS release which will arrive next year. After 14.04 LTS, Kubuntu will probably switch to Wayland, “which is what KDE and every other Linux distro hopes to do”, says Jonathan.”[…] compositing is very fragile, even Ubuntu shipping the latest Mesa can increase the number of beasties the poor KWin developers have to handle with because of unexpected issues it creates. Putting another layer between KWin and your monitor is certain to create new issues so I’ll be keeping anything to do with Mir off the Kubuntu images.”- Jonathan RiddellThere are still things to figure out though, like what happens if an Ubuntu Desktop user installs Kubuntu Desktop or the other way around – the Kubuntu developers will

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