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Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday

For good or bad, it sure seems like time flew by the past few months of the Ubuntu 14.10 development cycle; the feature freeze for the Utopic Unicorn is this week.
19 August 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 12 Comments

Ubuntu MATE On Track To Become An Official Spin

Ubuntu MATE is making progress as becoming an official Ubuntu derivative using the GNOME2-forked desktop environment.
18 August 2014 - Ubuntu MATE - 14 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Released

The fifth point release to the two year old Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available.
7 August 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.5 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 Released

For the Ubuntu derivatives participating in the tagged alpha/beta releases during each Ubuntu Linux development cycle, the alpha two releases are now available for the 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.
1 August 2014 - Utopic Unicorn - 1 Comment

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released

The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available.
24 July 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04.1 - 3 Comments

Canonical Community Team Changes Announced For Ubuntu

With Jono Bacon having recently left Canonical where he served as the Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical has made some changes to its community team.
22 July 2014 - Ubuntu Community - 1 Comment

While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software.
11 July 2014 - Upstart - 12 Comments

Mir 0.4 Released, Mir 0.5 Under Development

Canonical's Mir display server for Ubuntu Linux has cleared Mir 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" while Mir 0.5 is immediately under development.
7 July 2014 - Display Server - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.
4 July 2014 - Independence Day Benchmarking - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Touch Passes 100,000 App Downloads

The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads.
3 July 2014 - 100k - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support

While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support "out of the box", the same can't be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren't looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release.
2 July 2014 - OpenCL - 38 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Alpha 1 Released

For the Ubuntu Linux derivatives doing alpha releases, the first development version of *buntu 14.10 is now available for testing.
27 June 2014 - Utopic Unicorn

Mir Display Server Picks Up Some New Features

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.
24 June 2014 - Mir

Mir Display Server 0.3.0 Released, Server ABI Bumped

Canonical developers have tagged version 0.3.0 of the Mir Display Server while the server ABI was bumped to version 21.
19 June 2014 - Mir 0.3 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.16 Won't Land On Ubuntu 14.10 Quite Yet

The stable Linux 3.15 is now available from the Ubuntu 14.10 development archive while the Linux 3.16 kernel isn't landing quite yet in its early development form.
17 June 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10

Mir Gains Support For "Trusted Prompt Sessions"

The latest addition to Mir is support for trusted prompt sessions, a new Ubuntu security feature.
17 June 2014 - Mir Security - 12 Comments

Ubuntu Online Development Summit 14.06 Has Concluded

The latest Internet-based Ubuntu Developer Summit ended yesterday. For those not up to speed on your Phoronix reading, here's a recap of the most interesting topics.
13 June 2014 - vUDS 14.06

Bacon2D: A New Game Engine Pushing Game Development On Ubuntu

Kevin VanDine of Canonical has announced his work on Bacon2D... a 2D game engine designed in part to push gaming for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
13 June 2014 - Bacon2D - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Looking To Bring Click Packages To The Desktop

Ubuntu developers are moving forward with their plans to support Click packages on the Ubuntu desktop.
11 June 2014 - Ubuntu Click - 4 Comments

Q&A About Unity 8, Mir Display Server

A question and answer session was held today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for those interested in the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 desktop with its focus on convergence.
11 June 2014 - Questions

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