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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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'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
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
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