Mir 0.18 Release Brings Prep Work For Vulkan, Libinput By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 22 December 2015 at 02:36 PM EST. 13 Comments
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The Canonical team working on the Mir display server has just announced their Christmas 2015 update, which brings the version up to 0.18.

Mir 0.18 brings prep work for Vulkan, latency improvements for nested servers, hardware-accelerated multimedia decode optimizations, the start of plugin renderer support, Xmir graphics corruption fixes, using libinput by default for input handling, and many bug fixes.

More details about Mir 0.18 can be found via this blog post. Moving past Mir 0.18, developers are going to focus on various IoT/convergence matters, support for other rendering technologies like Vulkan, more flexible screenshot support, window management API improvements, and other functionality.
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