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Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Will Not Use XMir By Default

While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was expected to ship with Mir/XMir by default for supported configurations, this is no longer going to happen. Ubuntu developers conceded today that Mir/XMir isn't ready for desktop configurations when Ubuntu 13.10 ships later this month.
1 October 2013 - Decision Time - 36 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta Released

If you haven't grabbed it yet, the final (and only official) beta of Ubuntu 13.10 is now available while derivatives like Kubuntu and Xubuntu are on their second and final beta releases ahead of the 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" release next month.
27 September 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 Beta - 18 Comments

Mir Gets Workaround For Visual Glitches, Corruption

While Mir's composite bypass support can dramatically improve the performance for Linux OpenGL games running on the Ubuntu display server, some Intel and AMD users have experienced on-screen corruption and other visual glitches when relying upon XMir since the bypass support was merged.
13 September 2013 - Mir Fix - 26 Comments

A Buggy Mir Shown Running Unity 8 On Ubuntu Touch

A new video surfaced today showing Unity 8 atop Mir -- without XMir or Android's SurfaceFlinger -- running on Ubuntu Touch, but right now it's a visually depressing experience.
12 September 2013 - Mir Video - 54 Comments

Ubuntu Developers Discuss Dropping ReiserFS

Ubuntu developers are presently deciding what to do with support for the ReiserFS file-system, up to and including dropping kernel support for the aging but stable file-system.
12 September 2013 - ReiserFS - 14 Comments

2D Performance Is Improving For Ubuntu 13.10 XMir

While the OpenGL gaming performance on XMir/Mir was recently made faster thanks to composite bypass support being committed, the feature doesn't help out non-full-screen applications for rendering faster. To see where the current 2D Linux desktop performance is on Ubuntu 13.10 when using Intel graphics and enabling XMir and the Unity System Compositor, here are some new benchmarks.
10 September 2013 - Intel XMir - 40 Comments

Nested Mir Rendering Now Supported On Android

The latest feature added to Ubuntu's Mir display server is nested rendering support when using Android.
10 September 2013 - Mir-on-Mir - 8 Comments

Mir Now Has DPMS Power Management Support

Support was committed to Mir on Friday for handling Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) so that monitors will be able to enter down their power-down/sleep state.
7 September 2013 - Mir Display Server - 14 Comments

Ubuntu Family 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" Beta 1

For those that didn't notice yesterday, the Ubuntu family has done their first betas for the 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" release.
6 September 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 1

Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization

One day after Canonical developers landed Mir composite bypass support to dramatically improve the performance of full-screen games on Mir/XMir, Mir has picked up another important feature.
30 August 2013 - Frame Synchronization - 3 Comments

Features, Performance Work Still To Come To Mir

During the final day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, upcoming plans for the Mir Display Server were shared as it pertains to performance optimizations and yet-to-be-implemented features.
29 August 2013 - Upcoming Work - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

It's been almost two months since last publishing Intel Haswell virtualization benchmarks, but with the continued evolution of the Linux kernel and the rest of the virtualization stack, here's some new Linux KVM benchmarks from Ubuntu 13.10 in its current form from an Intel Core i7 processor.
29 August 2013 - KVM Benchmarks - 6 Comments

Composition Bypass Support Lands To Speed Up Mir

Composition bypass support for Mir has landed, which is one of the performance critical features for Mir. Composition bypass can substantially improve the performance of OpenGL games running on XMir now when they are being run in full-screen mode.
29 August 2013 - Performance Improvement - 32 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Gets Scheduled For Mid-April Release

Another topic discussed this week during the latest virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was the release schedule for Ubuntu 14.04, the next Long-Term Support release from Canonical.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 2 Comments

Ubuntu SDK To Look At Ports To Windows, OS X

Ubuntu developers are looking at how to bring the Ubuntu SDK for application development to Windows and OS X operating systems.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 30 Comments

Ubuntu Working Towards Intel Rapid Start Support

With the upcoming Linux 3.11 kernel there is basic support for Intel Rapid Start Technology. Ubuntu developers are already figuring out how to utilize this Rapid Start support.
28 August 2013 - Intel Rapid Start - 2 Comments

Mir 0.0.10 Released, Call For Multi-Monitor Testing

The Canonical team working on the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux released Mir 0.0.10 today. Separately, they're calling for Mir multi-monitor testing in the next few days.
26 August 2013 - Mir Testing - 11 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release Just Happened

Friday afternoon marked the release of Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, the latest point release to the most recent Ubuntu Linux Long-Term Support update.
24 August 2013 - Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS - 10 Comments

The XMir Security Issue Should Now Be Resolved

Yesterday we passed along news of an XMir security issue where using Canonical's X11 transition layer in communicating with the Mir display server, when performing a VT switch the XMir session can still read input from devices. Fortunately, this issue looks to now be resolved.
23 August 2013 - XMir VT Switching - 13 Comments

Canonical Releases Upstart 1.10 Init Daemon

With Ubuntu Linux still not relying upon systemd, the Upstart event-based init daemon has seen a new release just ahead of the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze.
23 August 2013 - Upstart 1.10 - 68 Comments

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