I've checked the wiki but Xorg is not even mentioned there.


The Mir server will not be able to communicate with X applications but you will be able to run the Xorg server with a Mir backend that bridges X applications to Mir. This is the same solution as done in Apple (XQuartz), Wayland (XWayland) etc. The server will be called XMir.

  • And this will be the way all GTK applications will be running with Mir? – Hibou57 Apr 6 '13 at 13:28

I was searching the wrong words, this feature is planned for October 2013.

The most prominent toolkit choices which include Qt/QML, GTK3, XUL etc. will get native support, others - an in-session rootless X server that is integrated with Mir.

  • Interesting, will this be reminiscent of how mac handles X11 applications? (It launches x server that is its own program) – Mateo Mar 5 '13 at 22:21

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