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Mir Finally Turned On For Ubuntu Touch 13.10

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Published on 09 October 2013 11:13 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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After a few days of wrangling, the very latest Ubuntu Touch images have the Mir Display Server replacing Android's SurfaceFlinger.

At the last minute ahead of next week's Ubuntu 13.10 debut, Mir is now deployed in Ubuntu Touch for the Google Nexus 4 "Mako" and Galaxy Nexus "Maguro" phones. Other phones/tablets are apparently still relying upon Android's SurfaceFlinger.

The latest Mir landing update was shared on the Ubuntu Phone mailing list. In looking at the latest Ubuntu Touch Mir image testing, there's still many failures happening. The very latest build at the time of testing has 51 of 150 tests failing and 34 crashes occurring during their engineering tests.

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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 .
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