For those of you who are using Linux in older resource crunched hardware and have chosen Lubuntu for its performance optimization for such hardware, Ubuntu’s ‘Mir’ might come as a bit of uncomfortable innovation and change.
This[Mir] is currently an issue for Lubuntu, because, if i understandcorrectly, we are going to replace an X + openbox (without composite)with a Mir + XMir + composite windows manager (?). Considering thevery bad performance on some of our target hardware running under acomposite manager, I’m quite worrying about the performancedifference. The difference between Unity + X and Unity + XMir + Mirmay not be so different, I can’t say the same for Lubuntu.However, Steve Langasek confirmed on a previous mail that X willremain for 14.04 for the time frame of the LTS, and I hope it willstill be the case with this change. We currently plan to ship X onlyby default for 13.10 and 14.04 for Lubuntu, with eventually an optionto test XMir, to prepare the future.
“Mir is a very disappointing development… it’s splitting the Linux distro space and it’s causing us lots of grief already with our upstream,”
Though it’s not yet officially known from Xubuntu, UbuntuKylin and Ubuntu Gnome, one might expect the same decisions, again, unless there is a very compelling story from the Mir team.