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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

XMir Has A Big Security Problem With VT Switching

A rather glaring security issue has been present in Canonical's XMir component for its new Mir display server, but there's been very little action in addressing the problem.
22 August 2013 - XMir - 71 Comments

Ubuntu Edge Campaign Set To Close At $12M USD

The Ubuntu Edge crowd-sourced smart-phone campaign is set to end tonight, but Canonical is short by twenty million dollars on its crowd-funding campaign and there's been no last minute surprises to push the Ubuntu-powered converged device ahead.
21 August 2013 - Ubuntu Edge Smart-Phone - 109 Comments

Planning Begins For Next Week's Ubuntu vUDS Summit

Another Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is set to take place next week to get a better grasp of the Ubuntu 13.10 goals reached and the work ahead within the Ubuntu ecosystem for the next three to six months.
19 August 2013 - Ubuntu Summit - 18 Comments

Per-Session Display Configuration For Mir Has Landed

We know that a lot of Mir improvements/features should land this week with the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze being imminent. The first Bazaar commit this week to the Mir Display Server has added in support for per-session display configuration.
19 August 2013 - Mir Support - 25 Comments

Lots Of Ubuntu Mir Changes Expected Next Week

Ahead of the Ubuntu 13.10 feature freeze, expect Mir multi-monitor support and composition bypass support to land around next week.
15 August 2013 - Mir Testing - 79 Comments

Mir 0.0.9 Display Server Fixes Lag, VT Switching

For those following Mir Display Server development now that it's living in Ubuntu 13.10, Mir 0.0.9 has been released.
14 August 2013 - Mir 0.0.9 - 27 Comments

XMir Lands In Ubuntu 13.10 Main

As expected with Canonical's plans to land the Mir Display Server with XMir in Ubuntu 13.10 where Unity 7 will run atop XMir by default for supported configurations, the various components have now landed in the Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" main archive.
9 August 2013 - XMir - 42 Comments

Ubuntu Edge Is Up To $9 Million USD In Funding

There's been a slight boost in the crowd-funded Ubuntu Edge smart-phone / converged device project with now being up to $9.175 million dollars in funding.
9 August 2013 - $9.175M - 54 Comments

Mir Now Supports VT Switching

Canonical's Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux has proper support for handling switching to virtual terminals.
8 August 2013 - Mir Display Server - 10 Comments

Bloomberg Announces Backing Of The Ubuntu Edge

Bloomberg LP has come forward as the only corporate backer to date of the Ubuntu Edge smart-phone project.
7 August 2013 - Ubuntu Edge Smart-Phone - 16 Comments

The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir

With there being experimental XMir-based Xubuntu 13.10 images available for the Xfce desktop spin and a request going out for testing, I ran some Phoronix performance tests to compare the XMir performance penalty for 2D and 3D workloads.
6 August 2013 - OpenGL Hit - 126 Comments

XMir-Based Xubuntu Images Now Available

Xubuntu, the Xfce-based flavor of Xubuntu, is presently evaluating the use of Canonical's Mir display server via the XMir X11 transition layer. For helping in the process and testing, the Ubuntu derivative has made public some Xubuntu XMir images.
6 August 2013 - XMir Xubuntu - 59 Comments

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