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Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues

While the future is with Mir and Unity Next, work on the short-term includes more performance optimizations for the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager.
29 March 2013 - Compiz

Upstart 1.8 Release Brings Two Changes

Upstart, the event/init daemon still being used by Ubuntu Linux rather than systemd or SysVinit, is now up to version 1.8. Compared to earlier releases that brought more changes, Upstart 1.8 just brings two official changes over Upstart 1.7.
26 March 2013 - Upstart 1.8 - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Improves, Comes To More Hardware

A weekly status update on Ubuntu Touch has been shared that illustrates more work on their key applications and more ports of this phone/tablet-oriented Ubuntu Linux heading to more hardware.
25 March 2013 - Ubuntu Touch

Canonical Collaborates With Chinese For Ubuntu Kylin

For those that didn't hear already, Canonical is collaborating with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the Chinese government) to develop Kylin, a new Chinese operating system based upon Ubuntu.
21 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 9 Comments

Mir Now Allows Multi-Threaded Compositing

Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu has received some interesting commits in the past day.
20 March 2013 - Mir Display - 44 Comments

Ubuntu Cuts Down Non-LTS Support

At yesterday's Ubuntu Technical Board meeting they discussed how long they will support non-LTS releases as well as the rolling release model for Ubuntu Linux.
19 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 10 Comments

Ubuntu Touch Continues Advancing

More progress was made by Canonical and the Ubuntu development community on the Ubuntu Touch project for Linux on smart-phones and tablets.
18 March 2013 - Ubuntu TOUCH - 2 Comments

Ubuntu Offspring Go Forth With Their 13.04 Beta

While Canonical no longer does a beta release of Ubuntu itself, many of the Ubuntu derivatives are doing their first 13.04 beta today.
14 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 1 Comment

Mir Code Moves Along, Branches Begin Appearing

There's code being committed to the new Mir Display Server every few hours. There's also numerous Bazaar code branches appearing too that show early work on other functionality.
14 March 2013 - Mir Development - 12 Comments

Unity 7.0 Desktop Coming To Ubuntu 13.04

The Unity 7 desktop has been granted a feature freeze exception so that the updated desktop with "a lot of new code" can be landed in Ubuntu 13.04.
13 March 2013 - Unity 7 - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

Further differentiating itself from the GNOME desktop stack it was previously based upon, developers are working on their own calendar, weather, and clock applications that are written against the Ubuntu SDK. They've even developed their own Sudoku and other games.
12 March 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 97 Comments

Shuttleworth Comments On Future Ubuntu Releases

Mark Shuttleworth recently downplayed the likelihood that Ubuntu would turn into a true rolling-release distribution, but that changes were likely abound. He's now written another blog post about considerations being made at the company for future Ubuntu Linux releases.
11 March 2013 - Release Cycle - 7 Comments

More Mir Talking Points Come Out Of Canonical

With the start of another week comes another round of information on the Mir Display Server out of Canonical.
11 March 2013 - Canonical - 111 Comments

Ubuntu GNOME Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor

The Ubuntu Tech Board approved last week that Ubuntu GNOME is now an official flavor/derivative of Ubuntu Linux.
11 March 2013 - Ubuntu GNOME - 15 Comments

Three Proposals To Consider For Ubuntu Releases

Rick Spencer of Canonical wrote last week the straw-man proposal to make Ubuntu a rolling release distribution. While there's some concerns over moving to a full rolling release process for non-LTS Ubuntu releases, he is seeking feedback on three possible proposals for handling future Ubuntu Linux releases.
8 March 2013 - Ubuntu - 14 Comments

Canonical Loses Work From Top Compiz Contributor

Following a tough week for Canonical with controversies surrounding the Mir Display Server and uncertainties about whether Ubuntu 13.04 would be released or turned into a rolling release model, Sam Spilsbury one of the lead Compiz developers and former Canonical employees, had some harsh words for the Ubuntu backer.
8 March 2013 - Sam Spilsbury - 27 Comments

Shuttleworth On Mir: "A Fantastic Piece of Engineering"

Mark Shuttleworth has written a third blog post today. After he started blogging to come to his defense on Ubuntu, he's written a third post that largely is defending Canonical's position on developing the Mir Display Server and the feelings right now by derivatives like Kubuntu and Xubuntu.
7 March 2013 - Mark Shuttleworth - 223 Comments

Mark Shuttleworth Goes Blogging On Ubuntu Defense

Mark Shuttleworth hadn't written on his blog -- where he posts just a few times per year -- since last December. That changed this morning though where he's already written two separate blog posts to come to the defense about Ubuntu rolling releases and saying criticism is misplaced about Canonical not taking care of the Ubuntu community.
7 March 2013 - Defensive Move - 62 Comments

Future Plans For Ubuntu's Unity Still Being Discussed

Following word earlier this week that "Unity Next" is being written in Qt/QML and that this next-generation Unity desktop will run on the Mir Display Server and be a converged user-interface from phones and tablets to the Ubuntu desktop, more of Unity's future was talked about at the online UDS.
7 March 2013 - Unity Next - 12 Comments

Ubuntu Plans To Move To Systemd's Logind

While Ubuntu developers still are set on continuing to use their own Upstart event-based init daemon rather than the widely-used systemd, the developers at Canonical are planning to begin using systemd's logind component.
7 March 2013 - systemd logind - 36 Comments

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