To the average user, the announcement of Mir is simply news of something that’s going to ‘happen’. To the seasoned user, Mir raises a lot of questions. Those questions have been asked and speculated upon back & forth across the Internet for days now, and finally we’ve got some real meat from two KDE developers; Aaron Seigo of Plasma, and Martin Graesslin of Kwin. These two projects are closely related and are major components of KDE.
I reached out to Aaron on Google+ for his thoughts about how Mir might affect a project like Kubuntu. I asked for his thoughts about Kubuntu specifically because it is the most closely related to Ubuntu. He offered some excellent speculation and valuable thoughts. Here was his response.