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The latest developer package uploads into Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" allow for cross-compiling CMake-based projects, e.g. compiling Mir and Unity 8 for ARM from an x86 system.
16 December 2013 - CMake Compile
It is possible to install Valve's SteamOS modified Linux kernel onto an Ubuntu Linux installation, but I would recommend against doing so, at least for now.
14 December 2013 - SteamOS - 14 Comments
The latest open-source project being forked by the Ubuntu developers at Canonical is the GNOME Control Center. In Ubuntu 14.04, there will now be the Unity Control Center.
11 December 2013 - Unity Control Center - 21 Comments
With the latest Ubuntu Touch image there is now support for running Mir on the Google Nexus 10 tablet.
4 December 2013 - Nexus 10 Mir - 3 Comments
With Canonical now focusing on making Mir ready for its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10 but already shipping and supporting Mir for Ubuntu Touch, it's time for another Mir display server update. This week's Mir 0.1.2 update carries at least 52 changes.
27 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.2 Release - 18 Comments
Last week I shared that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS won't use the Mir display server by default but now we have more details on upcoming Mir Display Server plans for Ubuntu Linux.
25 November 2013 - No More X.Org - 30 Comments
Besides the other UDS sessions this week that were already covered on Phoronix, many discussions took place about plans to improve Ubuntu Touch during the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS cycle. Canonical developers feel very hopeful and ambitions for their phone/tablet plans in the next six months.
24 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Plans - 49 Comments
Ubuntu developers are still working to remove Python 2 packages from the installation media on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
23 November 2013 - Ubuntu Python 2 - 16 Comments
While Ubuntu developers are working to bring Ubuntu Touch Apps to the Ubuntu desktop as part of their mobile convergence strategy, the Ubuntu Touch System Apps have quite a ways to improve in being comparable to the existing Ubuntu desktop applications or the core apps found on iOS and Android.
21 November 2013 - System Apps Letdown - 8 Comments
Discussed this morning during the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was figuring out the steps needed for bringing Ubuntu Touch mobile applications to the Ubuntu Linux desktop.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu Touch Apps - 6 Comments
Another one of the vUDS sessions worth mentioning this week was on the planned improvements to the UEFI Secure Boot support.
21 November 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 UEFI SecureBoot - 1 Comment
Ubuntu developers are still exploring the possibility of coming up with a stable API/ABI for its apps.
20 November 2013 - Ubuntu Apps - 20 Comments
Canonical's Ricardo Salveti de Araujo announced this morning the release of an experimental Ubuntu Touch Emulator. This emulator for the Ubuntu-focused tablet/phone version is complete with the Unity 8 user-interface and is running on the Mir display server.
20 November 2013 - Emulating Ubuntu Touch With Mir
A virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week. The event was kicked off again by Jono Bacon and Mark Shuttleworth. During the event a few interesting tidbits of information were learned about Ubuntu Touch and Mir.
19 November 2013 - Keynote - 30 Comments
Mir has reached "a pretty big milestone" according to one of the Canonical developers.
19 November 2013 - "Big Milestone" - 18 Comments
It's been a while since last having any major Mir Display Server news to talk about. The central Mir Bazaar repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS developments has been silent lately, but finally a new Mir back was merged back in that provides v0.1.1.
16 November 2013 - Mir 0.1.1 - 23 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth has apologized on the behalf of his legal team for one of his employees asserting their trademark rights over a web-site that was critical of Ubuntu's privacy within Unity. At the same time he also apologized over his earlier "Open Source Tea Party" comments for anti-Mir users.
10 November 2013 - Shuttleworth - 88 Comments
While Mir is big onto integrated testing and was designed from the ground-up this way, performance regressions slipping into the code-base doesn't appear to be incredibly uncommon. Just days after Mir receiving an important performance rendering fix, another commit to Canonical's display server sets out to "fix significant performance issues" with the code-base.
25 October 2013 - Performance - 1 Comment
Now with Mark Shuttleworth having announced the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS codename last Friday, a day after the debut of Ubuntu 13.10, this next Ubuntu Linux release is now officially under development.
21 October 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 9 Comments
It was on this day nine years ago that Mark Shuttleworh announced the first Ubuntu Linux release, Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", but the conversation this weekend hasn't been about how Ubuntu has advanced the Linux desktop and its adoption for nearly the past decade but rather Mark's comments about anti-Mir Linux users and the disgruntled open-source users/developers as a result.
20 October 2013 - Ubuntu 9th Birthday - 23 Comments
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