Mir 0.14 implemented in Ubuntu Touch 15.10

Mir 0.14 recently released, is the next generation display server targeted as a replacement for the X window server system to unlock next-generation user experiences for devices ranging from Linux desktop to mobile devices powered by Ubuntu. The primary purpose of Mir is to enable the development of the next generation Unity

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Mir 0.14 highlights:

ABI summary: All clients and all servers need building;

  • Mirclient ABI bumped to 9
  • Mirserver ABI bumped to 32
  • Mircommon ABI bumped to 5
  • Mirplatform ABI bumped to 8

Enhancements:

  • mir_demo_server: tweaks, features and improvements
  • More MirEvent-2.0 related changes and unifications
  • New SurfaceInputDispatcher to replace the android InputDispatcher
  • New Threaded dispatcher for Dispatchable added
  • Rework of the relationship of surfaces and buffer streams to allow attaching multiple buffer streams to a surface
  • Preparation work for new buffer semantics
  • fd leaks in tests eliminated and leak check activated for unit and integration tests
  • Further TSAN reported issues removed
  • Preparation work for mir-on-x: splitting of mesa platform in common and KMS parts
  • Further rework of input stack focused on test infrastructure
  • Persistent id request for surfaces added
  • Integration-tests cleaning: switch tests to in-process server
  • A first end-to-end input test added in privileged-tests
  • “mesa” platform renamed to “mesa-kms”
  • Mir servers should allow client connections only after server start-up has finished
  • build-dependency on g++-4.9 dropped

Release process for Mir 0.15 will soon start. Expect to have:

  • Application-not-responding (ANR) handling
  • ANR optimizations
  • Raw input events
  • Experimental mir support on X11 (Mir server runs as an X client in a window)
  • Latency reduction optimizations using “predictive bypass”
  • Client API for specifying input region shape
  • Support for relative pointer motion events
  • More window management support
  • More new buffer semantics
  • libinput platform

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