Unity 8 has been demoed running on top of Mir.

Ubuntu software developer Didier Roche shared a short clip of the Ubuntu Touch interface running natively on Mir.  No Android surfaceflinger (What Ubuntu Touch currently uses), and no halfway-house xMir malarkey, either. Proper ‘Mir’.

While the performance is far from perfect – I haven’t seen this much screen flickering since I used a coat-hanger for a TV aerial in the 90s – it still gives a glimpse at progress made thus far.

Ubuntu Touch Version 1.0 is due for release in October.

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