Earlier this year the Mir team published version 1.0 of their display software. Following the announcement the developers realized Mir is still an often-misunderstood piece of technology. A post on the Ubuntu Community boards provides an overview of X11, Wayland, and Mir and how they relate to each other. "We've recently (OK, recently-ish) released Mir 1.0 with usable Wayland support. Yay! That brought a bunch of publicity, including on LWN. Some of the comments there and elsewhere betray a misunderstanding about what Wayland is (and is not), and this still occasionally comes up in #wayland, so I'll dust off an old blog post, polish up the rusty bits, and see if I can make this clearer for people again!"