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Various Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Decisions From This Week's Summit

Aside from trying to make Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Python-3-only, Kubuntu developers planning for Xenial, and Mark Shuttleworth's keynote, there's also been a lot of other interesting sessions to happen over the first two days of this week's Ubuntu Online Summit.

5 November 2015 - Ubuntu Online Summit - 12 Comments
Ubuntu Phone Hit By Its First Exploit

Last week an application was pushed into the Ubuntu Phone Software Store that when installed would give an intruder root access and modify the boot splash screen.

19 October 2015 - Ubuntu Phone Security Issue - 14 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10's Kernel Is Biting Some Radeon Hardware

While Ubuntu 15.10 is set to ship next week and has passed its final freeze a few days ago, the default kernel of Ubuntu 15.10 is running into some troubles with select Radeon GPUs on the open-source driver.

18 October 2015 - Radeon Ring Troubles - 20 Comments
Intel Haswell Graphics Have A Few Gains With Ubuntu 15.10

A Phoronix Premium subscriber inquired this weekend about whether Intel "Haswell" HD Graphics have any performance gains when going from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10, now that Haswell has reached a mature state on Linux and most of the Intel Linux developers are busy with Skylake and Broxton.

11 October 2015 - Ubuntu 15.10 HSW - Add A Comment
A Few Worrisome Regressions Appear In Ubuntu 15.04 vs. 15.10 Performance

With Ubuntu 15.10 set to be released later this month, I've started preparing for a variety of Linux performance comparisons involving the Wily Werewolf. This morning I ran some Ubuntu 15.04 vs. 15.10 benchmarks on one of my frequent test beds and it's revealed a few significant changes in some of the benchmarks.

10 October 2015 - Ubuntu 15.04 vs. 15.10 Benchmarks - 58 Comments
Mir Continues Cleaning Up Their OpenGL Code, To Support Vulkan In Future

Since this summer we've known that Canonical developers have been looking at Vulkan in regards to supporting this forthcoming graphics API by Unity 8 and Mir. Since then we've seen work done in Mir to support renderers other than OpenGL with this Ubuntu display server. As another sign of working towards Vulkan, more of Mir's OpenGL code continues to be re-factored.

7 October 2015 - Mir OpenGL Changes - 25 Comments
Ubuntu To Make It Easier To Ship Micro-Release Updates, New Features Post-LTS

Generally Ubuntu Linux hasn't allowed new minor point releases of software to be sent down as stable release updates (SRUs) once the Ubuntu release ships, but there's been many exceptions, and now Ubuntu's Technical Board has agreed to make changes to make it easier to send down micro-release updates as well as offering new features to existing LTS (Long-Term Support) releases.

29 September 2015 - Ubuntu Update Policy - 9 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Just Hit Its Final Beta

Ubuntu 15.10 final beta is now available along with this being a second beta release for the opt-in flavors participating in the earlier development milestones.

24 September 2015 - Wily Werewolf - 16 Comments
Mir Is Making Measurable Progress On Using Libinput

Ubuntu developers working on Mir have been making measurable progress recently on using libinput for their input handling, similar to Wayland and in the X.Org world where libinput is also being used via the xf86-input-libinput driver.

24 September 2015 - libinput Mir - 16 Comments

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