Mir Display Server Picks Up Some New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 24 June 2014 at 06:24 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Now that Mir 0.3 is past, Canonical developers remain hard at work on introducing new functionality to the Mir Display Server for the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release cycle.

Some recent commits to the Mir Bazaar repository to point out for this new work includes:

- A client cursor API.

- Support for USB touch screens.

- Support for clients to query the surface orientation along with the Mir orientation API.

- A new surface visibility attribute.
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