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Ubuntu Rushes Mir, XMir Into Ubuntu 13.04

Jun 28, 2013, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Howell)

In a move that have been playing out dramatically, and implosively, within the open source community, Ubuntu is set to introduce thier next-generation display server. Originally slated for inclusion in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will be providing Mir by default in the very next release, Saucy Salamander. This news comes just moments after Jonathan Riddell announced, unequivocally, that Kubuntu would not be switching to XMir. This move seems hasty. Could Canonical not have provided a ???technology preview??? of Mir? Why not offer two separate flavors of Saucy Salamander; one with Xorg, and one with Mir ??? XMir. Here are some words from the announcement:

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