Monday, August 26, 2013

Call for Testing: Mir with multi-monitor

As mentioned in my last post, Mir is one of the biggest changes coming in 13.10. With feature freeze now happening this week, it's time to amp up our testing engines once more to test the final features and help land Mir into the archive.

The Mir team has put together both a ppa and wiki page that contains all the information you need to help with testing. The testing window closes in 2 days on August 28th, just in time for feature freeze. The biggest changes for Mir are the inclusion of multi-monitor support and thus are a focus for this testing. So here's the details you need to know.

Help test Mir using your current system, ubuntu saucy and the Mir team ppa.

Now through August 28th.

The full instructions for installing the ppa, running the tests, and reporting the results can be found on this wiki page. Results are reported on this page or via the package tracker testing page.

Thank you for your contributions! Good luck and Happy Testing Everyone!


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    1. Which link are you finding to not work DG?

  2. The wiki page, but now it works. Thanks

  3. The input handling bug that results in events from other VTs ending up in whichever window has focus in XMir still isn't fixed. You really shouldn't be encouraging users to install these packages without providing explicit warnings about that.

    1. This is mentioned in the wiki page, I'll also include a link here to the bug report.

      This bug does have security implications.

  4. It looks like only Intel graphics work, not nvidia or AMD. ( )

    If I'm interpreting this correctly, you may want to update the blog post to this effect! (and perhaps other places the call for testing is publicized)

    1. Indeed, apparently single monitor use is also broken, so Mir on a non-intel system has regressed.

  5. Will Mir be included by default in ubuntu-unity 13.10?