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While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software.
11 July 2014 - Upstart - 12 Comments

Mir 0.4 Released, Mir 0.5 Under Development

Canonical's Mir display server for Ubuntu Linux has cleared Mir 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" while Mir 0.5 is immediately under development.
7 July 2014 - Display Server - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.
4 July 2014 - Independence Day Benchmarking - 1 Comment

Ubuntu Touch Passes 100,000 App Downloads

The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads.
3 July 2014 - 100k - 10 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support

While Fedora 21 is planning for open-source OpenCL support "out of the box", the same can't be said for Ubuntu 14.10. Ubuntu developers aren't looking for any stock OpenCL support be made available in the next distribution release.
2 July 2014 - OpenCL - 38 Comments

Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Alpha 1 Released

For the Ubuntu Linux derivatives doing alpha releases, the first development version of *buntu 14.10 is now available for testing.
27 June 2014 - Utopic Unicorn

Mir Display Server Picks Up Some New Features

Now that Mir 0.3 is past, Canonical developers remain hard at work on introducing new functionality to the Mir Display Server for the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release cycle.
24 June 2014 - Mir

Mir Display Server 0.3.0 Released, Server ABI Bumped

Canonical developers have tagged version 0.3.0 of the Mir Display Server while the server ABI was bumped to version 21.
19 June 2014 - Mir 0.3 - 5 Comments

Linux 3.16 Won't Land On Ubuntu 14.10 Quite Yet

The stable Linux 3.15 is now available from the Ubuntu 14.10 development archive while the Linux 3.16 kernel isn't landing quite yet in its early development form.
17 June 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10

Mir Gains Support For "Trusted Prompt Sessions"

The latest addition to Mir is support for trusted prompt sessions, a new Ubuntu security feature.
17 June 2014 - Mir Security - 12 Comments

Ubuntu Online Development Summit 14.06 Has Concluded

The latest Internet-based Ubuntu Developer Summit ended yesterday. For those not up to speed on your Phoronix reading, here's a recap of the most interesting topics.
13 June 2014 - vUDS 14.06

Bacon2D: A New Game Engine Pushing Game Development On Ubuntu

Kevin VanDine of Canonical has announced his work on Bacon2D... a 2D game engine designed in part to push gaming for Ubuntu Touch/Phone.
13 June 2014 - Bacon2D - 3 Comments

Ubuntu Looking To Bring Click Packages To The Desktop

Ubuntu developers are moving forward with their plans to support Click packages on the Ubuntu desktop.
11 June 2014 - Ubuntu Click - 4 Comments

Q&A About Unity 8, Mir Display Server

A question and answer session was held today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for those interested in the Mir Display Server and next-generation Unity 8 desktop with its focus on convergence.
11 June 2014 - Questions

Ubuntu 14.10 Server Decides On BCache, Other Improvements

Improvements to Ubuntu Server for the 14.10 release were discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit.
11 June 2014 - Ubuntu Server

Unity 8 Desktop Preview Image Available For Ubuntu 14.10

There's some updates concerning the spin of the Unity 8 desktop for the Ubuntu 14.10 desktop from today's start of the latest Ubuntu Online Summit.
10 June 2014 - Ubuntu-Desktop-Next - 1 Comment

Mark Reiterates Mir Will Have First-Class Driver Support

Mark Shuttleworth is hosting his keynote right now for the latest Ubuntu Online Developer Summit. Mark mostly talked about Ubuntu Phone, the forthcoming BQ phone hardware, Unity 8, OpenStack, LXC / Docker, and cloud computing in general... During the question and answer period, he was just asked about Mir driver support.
10 June 2014 - UDS Keynote - 31 Comments

An Ubuntu MATE Desktop Spin Might Still Materialize

There's been much talk in the past about creating a spin/derivative of Ubuntu Linux using the MATE Desktop Environment fork of GNOME2. While no spin materialized for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, talk of developing a new spin is again happening.
7 June 2014 - Ubuntu MATE - 24 Comments

Next Week Is An Ubuntu Summit: Unity 8 & Mir News

Taking place next week from 10 to 12 June is the next Ubuntu Developer Summit where plans about Ubuntu 14.10 with regard to Mir, Unity 8, Ubuntu Phone, and other topics will be discussed by developers.
6 June 2014 - vUDS - 8 Comments

Canonical Works Out Plans For RTM Version Of Ubuntu Phone

Developers are formalizing the processes to get a "release to manufacturing" version of the Ubuntu Phone software out to vendors in the months ahead.
5 June 2014 - Ubuntu Phone

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