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Per-Session Display Configuration For Mir Has Landed

We know that a lot of Mir improvements/features should land this week with the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze being imminent. The first Bazaar commit this week to the Mir Display Server has added in support for per-session display configuration.
19 August 2013 - Mir Support - 25 Comments

Lots Of Ubuntu Mir Changes Expected Next Week

Ahead of the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze, expect Mir multi-monitor support and composition bypass support to land around next week.
15 August 2013 - Mir Testing - 79 Comments

Mir 0.0.9 Display Server Fixes Lag, VT Switching

For those following Mir Display Server development now that it's living in Ubuntu 13.10, Mir 0.0.9 has been released.
14 August 2013 - Mir 0.0.9 - 27 Comments

XMir Lands In Ubuntu 13.10 Main

As expected with Canonical's plans to land the Mir Display Server with XMir in Ubuntu 13.10 where Unity 7 will run atop XMir by default for supported configurations, the various components have now landed in the Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" main archive.
9 August 2013 - XMir - 42 Comments

Ubuntu Edge Is Up To $9 Million USD In Funding

There's been a slight boost in the crowd-funded Ubuntu Edge smart-phone / converged device project with now being up to $9.175 million dollars in funding.
9 August 2013 - $9.175M - 54 Comments

Mir Now Supports VT Switching

Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux has proper support for handling switching to virtual terminals.
8 August 2013 - Mir Display Server - 10 Comments

Bloomberg Announces Backing Of The Ubuntu Edge

Bloomberg LP has come forward as the only corporate backer to date of the Ubuntu Edge smart-phone project.
7 August 2013 - Ubuntu Edge Smart-Phone - 16 Comments

The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir

With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.
6 August 2013 - OpenGL Hit - 126 Comments

XMir-Based Xubuntu Images Now Available

Xubuntu, the Xfce-based flavor of Xubuntu, is presently evaluating the use of Canonical's Mir display server via the XMir X11 transition layer. For helping in the process and testing, the Ubuntu derivative has made public some Xubuntu XMir images.
6 August 2013 - XMir Xubuntu - 59 Comments

Canonical Starts Work On Mir Multi-Monitor Handling

One of the feature limitations of using the Mir Display Server up to this point has been when using multiple monitors (or say a laptop connected to a projector) the only display configuration possibility is using a cloned mode whereby the screens are the same. Canonical's Mir developers have begun working on improved multi-monitor handling.
31 July 2013 - Mir Multi-Monitor - 22 Comments

Ubuntu Edge Pulls In $7M USD In One Week

It was one week ago that Canonical launched the Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding effort in hopes of raising 32 million dollars in the period of one month to develop a high-end Ubuntu-powered smart-phone.
29 July 2013 - Ubuntu Edge - 54 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 Derivatives Do Their Alpha 2 Release

While Ubuntu itself no longer does alpha releases, several of its derivatives are doing their "Saucy Salamander" Alpha 2 releases today.
25 July 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 2 - 17 Comments

Canonical Releases Ubuntu SDK Beta

The Ubuntu SDK that serves as a toolkit for Ubuntu's "converged platform" of mobile and desktop as one, has now reached beta form.
25 July 2013 - Ubuntu SDK Beta - 10 Comments

Mir 0.0.8 Released, Weekly Update

It seems Canonical is making it a habit of tagging new versions of the Mir Display Server on a weekly basis. Mir 0.0.8 is out this week with a handful of changes over v0.0.7.
24 July 2013 - Mir Display Server - 20 Comments

Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

As anticipated, Canonical announced today their Ubuntu Edge smart-phone. However, details are scarce and they don't even have the hardware specifications ironed out but are first trying to raise financing via crowd-funding.
22 July 2013 - Ubuntu Edge - 99 Comments

Ubuntu Edge: The First Ubuntu Smartphone Next Week?

On the Ubuntu web-site has been a teaser about "the line where two surfaces meet" and a 4-day countdown (ending 22 July). There's been wild speculation about this countdown and now it appears it will be an announcement of Ubuntu Edge, the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone.
20 July 2013 - Ubuntu Edge - 50 Comments

Canonical Posts 15 Mesa Patches To Support Mir

Canonical is back to trying to get upstream Mesa/Gallium3D to support their Mir Display Server. In their current form, the support comes across 15 patches for bringing up the Mir EGL platform.
20 July 2013 - Mir Mesa/Gallium3D Support - 229 Comments

Canonical Continues Working On XMir Performance

Canonical's Christopher Halse Rogers wrote a blog post over the weekend to try to clear up the XMir performance situation and say that Canonical engineers are working on improving the performance, as users begin to discover there's a performance hit in using XMir.
15 July 2013 - Updates - 174 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Declares Mir A Performance Win

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has been running the Mir Display Server for the past two weeks. After doing so, he's very happy with the Mir experience in Ubuntu 13.10 at this stage in its development and already feels that it's smoother than with X. He's blogged about his experience of running Mir on Ubuntu Linux.
9 July 2013 - Mir Testing - 135 Comments

Canonical Puts Out Mir 0.0.6 Release For Ubuntu

For those living on the bleeding edge Ubuntu 13.10 developments, Mir 0.0.6 has been tagged.
9 July 2013 - Mir Display Server - 54 Comments

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