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Ubuntu 13.04 Will Be Released, Rolling Fate Unknown

At the first day of Canonical's inaugural virtual Ubuntu Developers' Summit, it was decided to release Ubuntu 13.04 as scheduled. The fate of turning Ubuntu into a rolling release distribution for non-LTS releases is undecided.
5 March 2013 - Rolling - 14 Comments

Canonical's Mir Project Retracts Wayland Criticism

If you are now to look at Ubuntu's Mir specification page for their new display server, you will see that their open criticism of Wayland/Weston has disappeared.
5 March 2013 - Retraction - 55 Comments

Building & Running The Ubuntu Mir Display Server

The latest coverage of today's surprise announcement of Canonical developing Mir, their own display server for Ubuntu, is information on building and running the Mir display server with the code they open-sourced today. There's also a Phoronix video showcasing the (sad) state of the Mir client demo.
4 March 2013 - Mir Display Server - 23 Comments

The Developers Behind The Mir Display Server

Given Canonical's lack of upstream involvement with the development of X.Org, DRM, and Mesa/Gallium3D over the years, it was interesting to see who at the company is actually on-staff to work on the just-announced Mir Display Server for future releases of Ubuntu.
4 March 2013 - Mir Canonical - 35 Comments

Ubuntu's Unity Written In Qt/QML For "Unity Next"

It shouldn't be a surprise that Canonical has been moving the Ubuntu desktop (namely, Unity) in the direction of Qt/QML over GTK. The Unity phone/tablet interface is using Qt as is other components and for the next major iteration of Unity they're seeking for it to all be written in Qt/QML.
4 March 2013 - Unity - 117 Comments

Ubuntu Looking Again At Rolling Release Model

Canonical developers are again taking a serious look at moving Ubuntu over to a rolling-release model. Under this form, there would be the Ubuntu Long-Term Support (LTS) releases every two years but between that new packages would be pushed out on a rolling-release basis.
28 February 2013 - Ubuntu Rolling Release - 32 Comments

Benchmarking Ubuntu Touch Yields Mixed Results

Performance testing of Ubuntu Linux -- in the form of the brand new Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview -- on the Google Nexus smart-phones continues to move forward, but so far findings are mixed.
25 February 2013 - Ubuntu Touch - 1 Comment

My Favorite Command For Ubuntu Touch/Tablet

Here's some more details on my adventures with the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview after experimenting with it for a little more than 24 hours on the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices.
22 February 2013 - Ubuntu Tablet - 8 Comments

Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Is Using SurfaceFlinger

One of the first things I wanted to check when installing the Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Developer Preview is seeing what display server / compositor was in use by this newest Ubuntu Linux variant. Wayland? Compiz on X?
22 February 2013 - Display Server - 60 Comments

Ubuntu Phone, Tablet Developer Preview Released

The initial Ubuntu Phone/Tablet Developer Preview images for the Google Nexus 4, 7, and 10 devices are now available for those wanting to try out this touch-optimized version of Ubuntu Linux.
21 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 10 Comments

Ubuntu For Tablets Announcement A Let Down

The countdown for the Ubuntu Tablet announcement that began yesterday is now over.
19 February 2013 - Countdown Over - 26 Comments

Canonical - Ubuntu Tablet Announcement Tomorrow

Canonical has made it not so subtly known that they will be making an Ubuntu tablet related announcement tomorrow.
18 February 2013 - Canonical - 13 Comments

Ubuntu Phone Preview Coming Next Week

Canonical will be releasing a preview of their new Ubuntu Phone platform next week for the Google Galaxy Nexus.
15 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phone Preview - 3 Comments

Ubuntu To Start Shipping On Smartphones In October

There's a report out today that Ubuntu will begin to ship on smart-phones beginning this October.
6 February 2013 - Ubuntu Phones - 16 Comments

Ubuntu Allegedly To Have Its Own X, Wayland Alternative

There's been talk already this morning in the forums, Twitter, and via email to Phoronix that Canonical is allegedly developing its own display server rather than using X.Org/X11 or Wayland.
4 February 2013 - Ubuntu - 96 Comments

Ubuntu Considering Switch To Rolling-Release Model

Starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS next year, Canonical may switch Ubuntu Linux to a rolling-release model whereby package updates the bi-annual Long-Term Support releases would be the official images with rolling package updates for those releases.
23 January 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 - 32 Comments

Ubuntu Decides To Turn On Intel SNA

If you are an Ubuntu Linux user and rely upon Intel integrated graphics, Ubuntu developers could use your help in trying out Intel's SNA as they decide whether to enable this experimental acceleration architecture in Ubuntu 13.04.
18 January 2013 - Sandy Bridge - 8 Comments

Ubuntu's Hardware-Backported LTS Gets Delayed

Ubuntu 12.04.2, the first Long-Term Support point release of Ubuntu Linux where new hardware support is back-ported to the LTS release, has been delayed.
11 January 2013 - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS - 7 Comments

Compiz Will Not Be Ported To Wayland

The Compiz window manager is not going to be ported to Wayland. The lead Compiz developer also sees no reason to continue the compositing window manager's development beyond maintenance purposes.
7 January 2013 - Ubuntu Compiz - 47 Comments

Ubuntu In 2013: Mobile, Unity, Deep In The Cloud

With 2012 quickly coming to a close, Mark Shuttleworth wrote a blog post this morning about his views on Ubuntu Linux in 2013.
26 December 2012 - Ubuntu 2013 - 10 Comments

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