Watch How X11 Apps Run on Mir For Ubuntu 16.10
Mir is a next generation display server which has the target of replacing the X window server system in order to unlock next-generation UXes (User Experiences) for devices ranging from Linux desktop to Ubuntu-powered mobile devices. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the development of Unity for the next generation.
Like we were, are you curious about how the support for running legacy X11 applications on the Mir display server is doing so far? Then today is your lucky day because a video with contents to keep us abreast of events was recently released and uploaded by Popsecu Sorin.
The video embedded below is a short one demonstrating the process of installing X11 apps for Unity 8 and Mir on the Ubuntu 16.10 desktop via the use of the Libertine container (which is what lets legacy X11 apps to run on the Bq M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet).
It certainly looks good. And while there is still a lot of work left to be done with regards to integration things look good and seem to be advancing at a decent enough pace.
Previously released videos demonstrating X11 apps running on Mir often turned out to exhibit the activities to have delays, lags, and stutters – none of which can be seen in the video above. Apps open as soon as you make up your mind to select them and they are responsive.
We are looking forward to using Unity 8 and Mir on our desktop. Are you? Let us know in the comments section down below.