1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Canonical Working On Mir's Performance, Mir On Mir

Ubuntu

Published on 10 June 2013 08:39 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
87 Comments

This past week Canonical developers made a little more progress on their Mir Display Server stack and the next-generation Unity desktop interface.

When it comes to Canonical's Wayland alternative for Ubuntu, last week they added LLTng trace-points to Mir, finished modifications to Mir to allow for performance analysis, and added/packaged a Mir stress testing tool. This week they will be aiming for continued Unity 8 integration, Android composition bypass support, and starting work on Mir-Mir support and supporting Mir-Mir in LightDM (running a shell on the system compositor).

When it comes to Unity 8, issues were fixed up concerning notifications, Infographics have landed, PIN and passphrase lock support is in review, there's initial support for smart scopes in review, and the launcher API is in review, among other development progress.

More details on the latest Mir / Unity 8 progress can be found on the ubuntu-devel list.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. 2014 Holiday Shopping Reminder, Happy Thanksgiving
  2. Python 3 Support Added To The GNOME Shell
  3. ReactOS Lands Its New Explorer Shell
  4. Weston's IVI Shell Sees New Version
  5. IMP Launches As Another Open-Source Computer Attempt
  6. Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes
  7. GNOME 3.15.2 Released
  8. Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design
  9. New Open-Source, Linux Benchmarks To Feast On
  10. FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Hurrican SDL Port
  3. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  4. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  5. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  6. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  7. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control