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2D Performance Is Improving For Ubuntu 13.10 XMir

While the OpenGL gaming performance on XMir/Mir was recently made faster thanks to composite bypass support being committed, the feature doesn't help out non-full-screen applications for rendering faster. To see where the current 2D Linux desktop performance is on Ubuntu 13.10 when using Intel graphics and enabling XMir and the Unity System Compositor, here are some new benchmarks.
10 September 2013 - Intel XMir - 40 Comments

Nested Mir Rendering Now Supported On Android

The latest feature added to Ubuntu's Mir display server is nested rendering support when using Android.
10 September 2013 - Mir-on-Mir - 8 Comments

Mir Now Has DPMS Power Management Support

Support was committed to Mir on Friday for handling Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) so that monitors will be able to enter down their power-down/sleep state.
7 September 2013 - Mir Display Server - 14 Comments

Ubuntu Family 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" Beta 1

For those that didn't notice yesterday, the Ubuntu family has done their first betas for the 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" release.
6 September 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 1

Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization

One day after Canonical developers landed Mir composite bypass support to dramatically improve the performance of full-screen games on Mir/XMir, Mir has picked up another important feature.
30 August 2013 - Frame Synchronization - 3 Comments

Features, Performance Work Still To Come To Mir

During the final day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, upcoming plans for the Mir Display Server were shared as it pertains to performance optimizations and yet-to-be-implemented features.
29 August 2013 - Upcoming Work - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

It's been almost two months since last publishing Intel Haswell virtualization benchmarks, but with the continued evolution of the Linux kernel and the rest of the virtualization stack, here's some new Linux KVM benchmarks from Ubuntu 13.10 in its current form from an Intel Core i7 processor.
29 August 2013 - KVM Benchmarks - 6 Comments

Composition Bypass Support Lands To Speed Up Mir

Composition bypass support for Mir has landed, which is one of the performance critical features for Mir. Composition bypass can substantially improve the performance of OpenGL games running on XMir now when they are being run in full-screen mode.
29 August 2013 - Performance Improvement - 32 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gets Scheduled For Mid-April Release

Another topic discussed this week during the latest virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was the release schedule for Ubuntu 14.04, the next Long-Term Support release from Canonical.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 2 Comments

Ubuntu SDK To Look At Ports To Windows, OS X

Ubuntu developers are looking at how to bring the Ubuntu SDK for application development to Windows and OS X operating systems.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Working Towards Intel Rapid Start Support

With the upcoming Linux 3.11 kernel there is basic support for Intel Rapid Start Technology. Ubuntu developers are already figuring out how to utilize this Rapid Start support.
28 August 2013 - Intel Rapid Start - 2 Comments

Mir 0.0.10 Released, Call For Multi-Monitor Testing

The Canonical team working on the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux released Mir 0.0.10 today. Separately, they're calling for Mir multi-monitor testing in the next few days.
26 August 2013 - Mir Testing - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release Just Happened

Friday afternoon marked the release of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, the latest point release to the most recent Ubuntu Linux Long-Term Support update.
24 August 2013 - Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS - 10 Comments

The XMir Security Issue Should Now Be Resolved

Yesterday we passed along news of an XMir security issue where using Canonical's X11 transition layer in communicating with the Mir display server, when performing a VT switch the XMir session can still read input from devices. Fortunately, this issue looks to now be resolved.
23 August 2013 - XMir VT Switching - 13 Comments

Canonical Releases Upstart 1.10 Init Daemon

With Ubuntu Linux still not relying upon systemd, the Upstart event-based init daemon has seen a new release just ahead of the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze.
23 August 2013 - Upstart 1.10 - 68 Comments

XMir Has A Big Security Problem With VT Switching

A rather glaring security issue has been present in Canonical's XMir component for its new Mir display server, but there's been very little action in addressing the problem.
22 August 2013 - XMir - 71 Comments

Ubuntu Edge Campaign Set To Close At $12M USD

The Ubuntu Edge crowd-sourced smart-phone campaign is set to end tonight, but Canonical is short by twenty million dollars on its crowd-funding campaign and there's been no last minute surprises to push the Ubuntu-powered converged device ahead.
21 August 2013 - Ubuntu Edge Smart-Phone - 109 Comments

Planning Begins For Next Week's Ubuntu vUDS Summit

Another Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is set to take place next week to get a better grasp of the Ubuntu 13.10 goals reached and the work ahead within the Ubuntu ecosystem for the next three to six months.
19 August 2013 - Ubuntu Summit - 18 Comments

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

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