How to Test Mir and Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

So, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is finally here and many of us are already getting our hands dirty with the final version of the most popular distribution that is using the X window system.

While this long-term support release does look good, the upcoming major changes planned for Ubuntu 16.10 have generated great excitement. The two pylons of these changes will be the incorporation of Canonical’s new EGL display server called Mir, and the new Unity version 8 which will be based on the Qt toolkit instead of Gtk+ for the sake of the new convergence plan.