Although we do not yet have Mir and Unity 8 among us, the development of this software is well under way. To do this and to teach it to the whole community, the Ubuntu team has released a video with a demonstration of the new Ubuntu graphical server i its operation with Unity 8.
But unfortunately that doesn’t mean it’s about to launch steadily. Something that will still take but at least we can see how the Mir server works and above all its X.org compatibility layer, Which will allow normal applications to run smoothly in Mir.
In the demonstration video we can see how several known and simple applications work properly without any modification. The operation is not only good but also much faster. We can also see how Unity 8 will work not only normal applications desktop but also mobile apps.
Unity 8 and Mir will not be available on Ubuntu
There is no doubt that much Unity 8 and Mir work fine, However When will it be released stably? It’s the question we all ask ourselves and it seems like Canonical doesn’t know the answer. It seems that with this video Canonical means that in the next version of Ubuntu we will not know the famous convergence.
Although yes it was announced a new release with a terminal that would offer the famous convergence announced and that will run lifelong applications on this smartphone, this new terminal will show the convergence of Ubuntu. But personally, to our regret, I think this one new device will not show all convergence which we hope and will only work with some applications or so I think because if everything worked fine, Ubuntu would not release a video with the demo of Mir and Unity 8.
What do you think about this video? Do you think that in October we will see a terminal with the announced convergence or not? Will we have Ubuntu with Mir at Wily Werewolf?