Hello Linux Geeksters. As a reminder, Canonical has dropped the support for Mir/XMir on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, from performance reasons, but will use Mir only on Ubuntu Touch 1.0, which will be released in the same day as Ubuntu Saucy, th 17th of October.
The community is worried that the Ubuntu developers have neglected the development of the Ubuntu desktop, in order to improve the Ubuntu mobile version, but Rick Spencer, a Canonical representative cleared all these speculations:
“There is one Ubuntu platform that will support everything from mobile phones, to tablets, to netbooks, to laptops, to work stations, to servers, to clouds, to instances running workloads in those clouds.”
“Currently, we are playing catch up on phones and tablets, but the goal remains full convergence, full support for all of these from a single code base. In no way is there less of a commitment to desktop users and the integration that you mentioned, we just haven’t reached the point where we can really start that integration,”