Phoronix: Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Will Not Use XMir By Default
While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was expected to ship with Mir/XMir by default for supported configurations, this is no longer going to happen. Ubuntu developers conceded today that Mir/XMir isn't ready for desktop configurations when Ubuntu 13.10 ships later this month...
I expected this. Just as I expect they won't be ready for Mir in 14.04 like they've been saying either.
This is great news. The latest Mir/XMir builds finally ran without big issues for me but it was still using the software cursor which was slightly slower and my low-end notebook seemed to have minor performance issues. They can sort it out now for the next release and we don't lose out on anything anyway. Ubuntu 13.10 will be a great release!
Why is Canonical ruining Ubuntu?
Good news. They should have planned a much longer "testing phase" to begin with. Now it looks like Mir will have a bit more time to bake before being fed to everyone.