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The latest Ubuntu App Showdown is now taking place for trying to promote more applications for Ubuntu's SDK that's important for their mobile endeavours as well as their Linux desktop.
27 February 2014 - Ubuntu Touch - 1 Comment
As of today it's become more easily possible to try out the experimental Unity 8 desktop interface (compared to the Unity 8 mobile version for the phone/tablet) and powered by the Mir Display Server when running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 packages.
24 February 2014 - Unity8 + Mir - 23 Comments
Last week we were in on the conference call announcing Ubuntu shipping on phones from two vendors in 2014 along with talk of other new Ubuntu phone goals. Now with Mobile World Congress having kicked off in Barcelona, we have a look at the first Ubuntu Phone set to debut later this year from BQ.
24 February 2014 - BQ Aquaris - 3 Comments
As of this morning the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" feature freeze is now in effect.
21 February 2014 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 3 Comments
A new feature added to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" is the Unity desktop finally adding back support for locally integrated menus.
20 February 2014 - Local Menus - 51 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed there's two manufacturing partners for Ubuntu Mobile and they will have devices shipping in 2014.
19 February 2014 - Ubuntu Phone Partners - 20 Comments
Besides announcing two partners shipping Ubuntu phones in 2014, Mark Shuttleworth's comments around the app ecosystem were also interesting.
19 February 2014 - Ubuntu Apps - 9 Comments
Ubuntu 14.04 right now is officially still with using the Linux 3.13 kernel but Ubuntu kernel developers have begun toying with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
18 February 2014 - Linux 3.14 Kernel
This morning I wrote about Mesa 10.1 likely going into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but if you were hoping this means Ubuntu will enable VDPAU driver support for open-source hardware-accelerated video decoding, that improvement to video playback isn't going to happen with the official Ubuntu Mesa/Gallium3D driver packages.
18 February 2014 - Gallium3D VDPAU - 66 Comments
It looks like Mesa 10.1 will make it into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ahead of its feature freeze.
18 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 9 Comments
While Mir is not going to premiere in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and might not even be ready for Ubuntu 14.10, upstream development of this next-generation display server for Ubuntu to compete with Wayland is still being developed at full-speed.
14 February 2014 - Mir - 66 Comments
After it came out some months ago that Canonical was trying to charge Linux Mint for its usage of Ubuntu as a base for the Linux distribution, the lead Kubuntu developer has made it clear that anyone is free to base off their KDE-focused Ubuntu distribution without fear of being charged.
14 February 2014 - Kubuntu Derivatives - 91 Comments
It looks like on Wednesday will be Canonical's first big Ubuntu Phone/Mobile announcement since the failed Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign.
13 February 2014 - Mark Shuttleworth - 18 Comments
Ubuntu developers can soon look forward to many improvements in the Ubuntu App development platform via its SDK.
13 February 2014 - Ubuntu - 3 Comments
Curious how Ubuntu's "convergence mode" is working out for having an application written against their SDK running across phones, tablets, and desktops? Here's a video demonstration.
12 February 2014 - Ubuntu Touch - 13 Comments
Ubuntu is in need of more Developer Membership Board nominations for those interested. There were three DMB seats being opened up for expiring terms but there have been insufficient nominations to date.
10 February 2014 - DMB Nominations - 4 Comments
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS was released this week and while the "Precise Pangolin" Long-Term Support release will still be maintained through 2017 with package updates, this was the last planned point release / ISO with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS just being a few months away. However, now it looks like an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS will happen to port some of the hardware enablement changes.
7 February 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS - 2 Comments
The nearly two-year-old Ubuntu "Precise Pangolin" has seen a point release today bringing it up to its 12.04.4 LTS as it brings in the key software components originally found in Ubuntu 13.10.
6 February 2014 - Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS - 5 Comments
SDL, the library commonly used by cross-platform games for abstracting large portions of their input and output handling, now has support for running on Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux.
3 February 2014 - SDL2 Mir - 41 Comments
The latest piece of the desktop Linux stack that Ubuntu developers are planning to replace with their own home grown solution is a file manager.
1 February 2014 - Ubuntu File Manager - 145 Comments
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