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Canonical Puts Out Mir 0.0.6 Release For Ubuntu

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Published on 09 July 2013 12:06 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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For those living on the bleeding edge Ubuntu 13.10 developments, Mir 0.0.6 has been tagged.

Mir 0.0.5 was tagged less than two weeks ago but out now is Mir 0.0.6 for those wishing to test this experimental display server that's up for use in future versions of Ubuntu Linux by the desktop and mobile devices.

In going through the Mir Bazaar changes since 0.0.5, most of the 0.0.6 changes just come down to bug-fixes, plus a major US holiday is thrown into the mix to reduce by a bit the excitement of this short release cycle.

Some of the smaller new work for Mir 0.0.6 includes support for shaped region inputs, improving GBM platform device probing, updated documentation, and some new methods.

For those curious about the steps to install and run Mir atop Ubuntu, see this article. Also see our 3D/OpenGL benchmarks of Mir and the 2D benchmarks of Mir as of the end of June.

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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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