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, and internationalization.
To use egmde as your desktop, select it when logging in, to run it on your desktop run "egmde".
Egmde can be configured by editing ~/.config/egmde.config or on the commandline. Common options are documented in the file created by default. All options are listed with:
$ egmde --help
There is also some limited support for "remote desktop" meaning egmde can be used over VNC.
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: