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Mir 0.1.4 Supports GL Cache, Translucent Nested Mir

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Published on 13 January 2014 09:38 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Canonical developers have started a new week by releasing Mir 0.1.4, to benefit Ubuntu Touch users and those early adopters on the desktop side looking to move early to Mir.

Noteworthy changes for Mir 0.1.4 include performance information reporting, Mirout and Mirping, an OpenGL texture cache to improve performance when multiple surfaces are visible, and support for translucent nested Mir servers. The translucent nested Mir support is discussed at length in this bug report.

The Mir 0.1.4 release fixes up snapshotting and flicker issues occurred with Unity 8 and Mir on various Google Nexus devices, adds opacity controls to the Mir demo server shell, bumps the Mir server ABI to v13, bumps the Mir client ABI to v5, and has a handful of bug-fixes.

The full list of bugs fixed and other details on Mir 0.1.4 can be found via Launchpad.net.

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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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