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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

Canonical Announces "Flipped" Ubuntu Touch Images

The Ubuntu Touch image model has been flipped around so that Android is no longer on the bottom side and that Ubuntu is going for a different position.
3 July 2013 - Flipping Ubuntu Touch - 9 Comments

Saucy Salamander 13.10 Alpha 1 Released

While Ubuntu Linux no longer participates in alpha releases, other members of the Ubuntu family did their first 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" alpha releases today. Coming out today in 13.10 Alpha 1 form is Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Kylin.
27 June 2013 - Ubuntu Family - 1 Comment

Mir 0.0.5 Released; Kubuntu Will Stick To X/Wayland

More Mir news today besides the surprise announcement that Canonical is now planning to use the Mir Display Server by default in Ubuntu 13.10, there's some other interesting news involving Mir benchmarking, the Mir 0.0.5 release, and Kubuntu avoiding Mir/XMir and reaffirming their commitment to X.Org and Wayland.
27 June 2013 - Mir 0.0.5 - 65 Comments

Canonical Will Now Ship Mir By Default In Ubuntu 13.10

Originally Canonical was planning to ship their Mir Display Server by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the desktop and in Ubuntu 13.10 still be using an X.Org Server outside of mobile devices. However, it's been announced today that with Ubuntu 13.10 they will now be using Mir by default.
27 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 48 Comments

Canonical Is Hiring More Mir, Unity Developers

Canonical is hiring more engineers to work on their Mir Display Server and Unity desktop interface.
26 June 2013 - Canonical - 50 Comments

Mir Development Stats Dominated By Canonical

For those curious about the Mir Display Server development but aren't actively following its Bazaar development repository, the development continues to be dominated by Canonical and here's some numbers looking at the current development statistics surrounding Mir.
26 June 2013 - Mir Stats - 66 Comments

Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir

With all of the controversy surrounding the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux on non-Unity desktops, a Canonical engineer sought to find out what Linux desktops would work atop Mir if using the XMir X.Org Server compatibility layer.
24 June 2013 - XMir - 99 Comments

There's Now An Ubuntu Touch PPA For Unity 8, Mir

For those wishing to play with the next-generation Unity 8 interface atop the Mir Display Server while running Ubuntu Touch, a Personal Package Archive (PPA) is now available. There's also been other Mir and Unity 8 progress made this week.
22 June 2013 - Mir Progress - 29 Comments

Mir's GPLv3 License Is Now Raising Concerns

Taking a break from blogging about UEFI and Secure Boot, Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is now writing about how Canonical's choice of license for their Mir Display Server is a bit scary. It's not the GPLv3 license alone that's raising eyebrows, but the GPLv3 combined with the Ubuntu Contributor's License Agreement that is unfortunate in the mobile space.
19 June 2013 - Canonical CLA - 123 Comments

Ubuntu Announces Carrier Advisory Group

Canonical has announced today the Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
18 June 2013 - Canonical - 18 Comments

In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.
18 June 2013 - Fights - 100 Comments

Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.
14 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 115 Comments

Ubuntu Still Looks To Chromium Default Browser

Ubuntu developers are still likely to be switching from Mozilla Firefox as the Linux distribution's default web-browser to now using Google's open-source Chromium platform.
12 June 2013 - Chromium - 8 Comments

Canonical Working On Mir's Performance, Mir On Mir

This past week Canonical developers made a little more progress on their Mir Display Server stack and the next-generation Unity desktop interface.
10 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 87 Comments

The Current State, Preview Of The Ubuntu Phone

For those that haven't yet tried out the Ubuntu Phone first hand by loading it onto one of the supported devices, here's a video of the latest Ubuntu Phone version on the Galaxy Nexus smart-phone.
6 June 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 21 Comments

Unity 8, Mir Changes Landed Last Week

Here's an update on the Mir display server changes and the adjoining next-generation Unity 8 user-interface that were made to end out May.
3 June 2013 - Unity 8 - 65 Comments

Shuttleworth Closes Bug #1, Microsoft's Market Share

Interestingly, this morning Mark Shuttleworth decided to close Ubuntu's Bug #1 on Launchpad, the bug report created by him in 2004 about Microsoft having a majority market-share. He feels that the Windows creator is no longer commanding the market, but neither is Ubuntu.
30 May 2013 - Ubuntu Bug #1 - 78 Comments

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