They don’t cover aspects of a desktop environment that are not related to using Mir. Missing functionality includes: integrating into the system for screen locking & suspend, policy kit integration, internationalization, etc.
The beta and edge channels track Mir releases:
$ sudo snap install --classic --beta egmde # Latest Mir release
$ sudo snap install --classic --edge egmde # Latest Mir development
To use egmde as your desktop, select it when logging in, to run it on your desktop run "egmde".
Note: Mir's "experimental" X11 support is enabled if, and only if, you have Xwayland installed:
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install egmde, simply use the following command: