Mir release 0.27

Mir release 0.27/MirAL release 1.4

This is an interim development release of Mir and MirAL to Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful) that delivers many of the features that were work-in-progress when we needed to restructure the project. The Mir release notes are here: https://launchpad.net/mir/0.27/0.27.0.

The MirAL 1.4 release exposes a few new features and removes support for Mir versions that are no longer supported:

  • Support for passing messages to enable Drag & Drop
  • Support for client requested move
  • Port to the undeprecated Mir APIs
  • Added “–cursor-theme” option when configuring a cursor theme
  • Drop support for Mir versions before 0.26

There will be further Mir releases culminating in a Mir 1.0 release before the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful) feature freeze in August.

6 thoughts on “Mir release 0.27”

    1. I’d like us to get to a point where Yunit can take Mir & MirAL releases and not need to maintain a fork.

      In principle “lots of small steps” is easier to get right than “one giant leap” but you have to decide if that’s the best use of your time right now.

      There are a couple of trivial changes to other projects you need to be aware of:

      https://code.launchpad.net/~alan-griffiths/qtmir/mir-0.27-compat/+merge/325749
      https://code.launchpad.net/~alan-griffiths/unity-system-compositor/mir-0.27-compat/+merge/325751

      Also note that Mir trunk has dropped in-tree libhybris/android support: This is now maintained separately in https://launchpad.net/mir-android-platform.

  1. Presumably Yunit guys can still submit bug reports to Mir/MirAL development team? how would that work? Would you consider these as bugs that you would try and solve or would they just have to work solutions to integrate upstream. And what about the Mate team adopting Mir, any news on that side of things?

    1. Yes, bug reports (or pull requests) from Yunit, or any other downstream, will be handled. We’ll have to see how it works in practice but I would like Yunit to succeed – that ought to help!

      It is not my place to speak for the Mate team, when they are ready they’ll surely do that for themselves. From the Mir team side, there are changes we have yet to complete to support such an announcement.

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