High quality and no-compromise standards remain first class citizens in Ubuntu, Mir/XMir will not ship by default in Ubuntu 13.10

Months ago, the developers announced that Ubuntu 13.10 will feature by default Mir, XMir and Unity 7, approach designed in mind with gradually replacing X with a completely new, fresh and modern experience.

Across the latest Ubuntu development cycles, quality has been playing a vital role in Ubuntu, quality transforming Ubuntu from solid to a solid-as-a-rock no-compromise OS, Ubuntu being capable of delivering a fast, reliable and highly optimized computing experience due to its care for each and each component affecting its performance and overall quality.

Unity 8 video-demoed running on Mir on Ubuntu Touch device with fluid, responsive look & feel

January 2013, Canonical successfully faced the IT world with Ubuntu for phones, Ubuntu for tablets, Ubuntu SDK, then followed by Mir and Unity 8.

Since January 2013, the developers have been working on the next-generation components of Ubuntu, day after day, week after week, month after month incarnating, solidifying and refining the new modern, innovative pieces of Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu converged (the final upcoming goal).

The work on improving Mir/XMir continues with interesting new optimizations

Weeks ago, the developers announced that Mir and XMir will be implemented and enabled by default in Ubuntu 13.10, initial approach to be continued in the upcoming Ubuntu releases, in order to provide a highly-superior modern overall Ubuntu experience.

Mir is a crucial part of Ubuntu converged, being part of the foundation on which the next-generation Ubuntu components are to firmly stand.

At the moment, Mir and its sub-component XMir are available for testing in Ubuntu 13.10, yet, Mir and XMir are to land in Ubuntu 13.10 by default in the upcoming days/weeks.

Mir/XMir available for public-testing process (GPU oriented)

Mir is Ubuntu's upcoming default display server designed and created by Ubuntu for Ubuntu, Mir being part of the exciting next-generation components of Ubuntu converged.

Across the latest weeks, Mir has traversed a full-of-additions road, being moved from PPA availability to Ubuntu 13.10's universe, latter allowing the user to install, enjoy and test Mir and XMir few-commands away without adding PPAs.

XMir landed in Ubuntu 13.10's universe

Weeks ago, the developers announced that Ubuntu 13.10 will feature by default Mir and XMir, new components aimed at completely replacing X, while allowing users to continue to use X-dependent apps in Ubuntu 13.10.

Essentially, Mir and XMir are to replace X, featuring a more modern and powerful architecture, yet, not blocking users from using the today's available apps in upcoming Ubuntu versions.

LightDM 1.7.8 landed in Ubuntu 13.10 with support for Mir sessions and greeters

LightDM is Ubuntu's default display manager, implemented and used across the latest Ubuntu versions.

LightDM 1.7.8 has just landed in Ubuntu 13.10 by default via the regular updates, introducing the exciting support for Mir sessions and greeters.

Probably, the mentioned support announces the upcoming arrival of Mir in Ubuntu 13.10, as well as extending LightDM's ability to handle the next generation of Ubuntu components, among which Mir.

Work on Mir/XMir continues with optimizations and upcoming composite bypass support

Ubuntu 13.10 will feature, at its official stable launch, Mir and XMir by default, Mir completely replacing X, XMir acting as a compatibility layer between X-dependent software (such as applications, games, etc) and Mir.

Meaning, XMir will allow all applications to continue to run inside Mir, supported software ranging from basic apps to desktop environments, essentially, covering the whole spectrum of Ubuntu software.