June 27, 2013

Riddell: Kubuntu Won't be Switching to Mir or XMir

Jonathan Riddell has announced that the Kubuntu distribution will not be following Ubuntu in its switch to the Mir display server. "Here at Kubuntu we still want to work as part of the community development, taking the fine software from KDE and other upstreams and putting it on computers worldwide. So when Ubuntu Desktop gets switched to Mir we won't be following. We'll be staying with X on the images for our 13.10 release now in development and the 14.04LTS release next year. After that we hope to switch to Wayland which is what KDE and every other Linux distro hopes to do."

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