Mir support for Wayland

What is Mir, what is Wayland, do I care? Shells for graphical interfaces come in many forms, from digital signage and kiosks that just show a single full screen application; to desktop environments that manage multiple applications, multiple screens and multiple workspaces. Traditionally, shells are built from a number of closely coupled components: display servers, […]

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Unity8: a project that uses Mir

Unity8 is a graphical shell targeting a range of devices and form factors including phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Unity8 uses the facility to customize Mir’s default window management to give its “convergent” experience. In addition to the phones and tablets supported by Ubuntu Touch work is in progress to adapt Unity8 for use on […]

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egmde: a project that uses Mir

Display servers solve a large and complex problem. Mir provides a broad and powerful library to solve those problems, but there is a learning curve to use Mir effectively. It is really helpful to have a step-by-step example that covers enough of the issues to get a decent start. To address this need there’s a […]

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The rise of the Digital Smart Kiosk

This is a guest blog by Jody Smith, Product Manager at Broadsign.  The world’s increasing demand for quick, personalised service often clashes with budgetary concerns and the limited throughput that individual workers are capable of. Fortunately, there’s a solution: touch-enabled, digital smart kiosks. Today’s smart kiosks are a far cry from the slow, unresponsive touchscreen […]

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How mir-kiosk enables a graphical IoT using Mir

If you have a problem… if you just need support for one fullscreen application… and, if you can use snaps… maybe you can use… mir-kiosk. Many devices need to provide some sort of graphical output or display (with the options of keyboard, mouse and touchscreen input) to the user. Some examples include interactive kiosks, digital […]

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IoT Graphics: Mir Release 1.0

The Mir team is pleased to announce the milestone release of Mir 1.0.0. This is the first major release targeted at IoT device makers and enthusiasts looking to build the next-generation of graphical solutions. Mir is a display server and is used by other projects to draw graphics on the screen. The Mir team have […]

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Graphical environments in the world of IoT

The IoT promises to bring about a revolution in the way we interact with devices around us. While many IoT devices will be hidden away, from sensors that measure manufacturing tolerances in a factory to hubs that control lighting around the home, there are a class of devices that need to provide some sort of […]

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