Get Involved

The Mir display server project is a true collaborative Open Source project. For us to build an awesome user experience scaling across and dynamically adapting to different form factors we need a variety of skills and contributors who can bring them. This section of the our wiki homepage explains how you can get involved.

How Can I Help?

If you are not sure how to help, use our handy guide below:

If you are a fairly technical person

You might want to contribute to Hacking or Testing (while Testing doesn't have to be technical, a deeper-dive of testing is really helpful).

If you like breaking things

Mir adheres to a test-driven development process and code contributions in particular have to be accompanied by tests that prove that a fix or a feature really does what it should. Over time, as Mir evolves, the testing framework needs to become more and more sophisticated, too. In addition, we are planning to rely on Autopilot and Cucumber to implement fullstack and behavioral testing and we would love to see contributions to either the test suites or the underlying infrastructure to wire things up with Mir.

If you like design

You might want to help with Unity - this includes not only discussing designs, but we would also love to receive thoughts, ideas and feedback on our ideas.

Where Do I Begin?

Get a Development Environment Set Up

You should first install the different parts of the project so you can contribute.

To read out to do this, see these instructions.

Choose a Place to Help

Now you have an idea of how to help, click the sections above to find out more. You should also join our communication channels:

  • Mailing List - our mailing list is where we have email discussions. Everyone is welcome to join, just go to, join the team and then join the mailing list.

  • IRC - we also have a live chat IRC channel in #ubuntu-mir on the freenode IRC network.

Mir/GetInvolved (last edited 2013-03-15 12:06:59 by alan-griffiths)