Getting Involved in Mir

Getting involved

The Mir project website is http://www.mirserver.io/, the code is hosted on GitHub

For announcements and other discussions on Mir see: Mir on community.ubuntu

For other questions and discussion about the Mir project: the #mirserver IRC channel on freenode.

Getting Mir source and dependencies

On Ubuntu

You’ll need a few development tools installed:

sudo apt install devscripts equivs git

With these installed you can checkout Mir and get the remaining dependencies:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/MirServer/mir.git
cd mir
mk-build-deps -i -s sudo

On Fedora

You’ll need some development tools and packages installed:

sudo dnf install git cmake gcc-c++ boost-devel mesa-libEGL-devel \
mesa-libGLES-devel glm-devel protobuf-lite-devel protobuf-compiler \
capnproto-devel capnproto glog-devel gflags-devel systemd-devel \
glib2-devel wayland-devel mesa-libgbm-devel libepoxy-devel nettle-devel \
libinput-devel libxml++-devel libuuid-devel libxkbcommon-devel \
freetype-devel lttng-ust-devel libatomic qterminal qt5-qtwayland \
python3-pillow libevdev-devel umockdev-devel gtest-devel gmock-devel \
libXcursor-devel yaml-cpp-devel egl-wayland-devel

With these installed you can checkout Mir:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/MirServer/mir.git
cd mir

Building Mir

mkdir build
cd  build
cmake ..

This creates an example shell (miral-shell) in the bin directory. This can be run directly:


With the default options this runs in a window on X (which is convenient for development).

The miral-shell example is simple, don’t expect to see a sophisticated launcher by default. You can start mir apps from the command-line. For example:

bin/miral-run qterminal

To exit from miral-shell press Ctrl-Alt-BkSp.

You can install the Mir examples, headers and libraries you've built with:

sudo make install

Contributing to Mir

Please file bug reports at: https://github.com/MirServer/mir/issues

The Mir development mailing list can be found at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Mir-devel

The Mir coding guidelines are here.

Working on Mir code

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