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Ubuntu Celebrates Its Ninth Birthday Amid Controversy

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

Mir Got An Important Rendering Performance Fix

The latest revision to Mir features an important performance fix.
20 October 2013 - Mir Performance - 28 Comments

Shuttleworth Challenged Over Mir Comments

On Friday when announcing the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS codename, Mark Shuttleworth ruffled some feathers by making some critical comments about the Linux users in opposition to Canonical's Mir Display Server. KDE's Aaron Siego has now challenged Mark to a public and live debate over Mir vs. Wayland.
19 October 2013 - Shuttleworth - 112 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04 Codename Revealed, Mir Haters Attacked

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release while also having some choice words about those criticizing Canonical's Mir Display Server, and comparing them to an Open Source Tea Party.
18 October 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 175 Comments

Will Mir Come On The Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop?

Now that Ubuntu 13.10 has shipped all eyes for those about the bleeding edge Linux are on the latest developments for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. One of the most interesting elements of this next Ubuntu Linux release is whether they will ship Mir as the default display server on the desktop.
18 October 2013 - Likely Not - 65 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 Now Available For Download

Canonical is releasing Ubuntu 13.10 today, on the same day Microsoft is shipping Windows 8.1.
17 October 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 36 Comments

Mir Bumped To Version 0.0.15 & Mir Server 7

With the 1100th revision to Mir's Bazaar repository, Mir graduated to version 0.0.15 and the Mir Server Library (libmirserver) had an ABI bump to version 7.
16 October 2013 - Mir 0.0.15 - 11 Comments

Mir Finally Turned On For Ubuntu Touch 13.10

After a few days of wrangling, the very latest Ubuntu Touch images have the Mir Display Server replacing Android's SurfaceFlinger.
9 October 2013 - Ubuntu Touch - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Phone 13.10: The Runway Is Clear For Mir

While the Ubuntu 13.10 release is just over one week away, Mir still hasn't officially landed in the Ubuntu Phone images as the new display server. There's been some bugs but it looks like it will now be landing rather soon.
8 October 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 31 Comments

Mir, Unity 8 In Process Of Landing On Ubuntu Touch

Canonical developers have worked through the weekend in readying Ubuntu Touch with the Unity 8 mobile interface and to be powered by the Mir Display Server.
7 October 2013 - Ubuntu Touch

Mir 0.0.13 Released With Various Fixes

While Mir won't be part of the default Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, it will be part of Ubuntu Touch 13.10 and development is continuing in a steadfast manner to make it ready for the desktop in 2014. Mir 0.0.13 was released today while bumping the Mir Server library to version 5.
3 October 2013 - Mir 0.0.13 - 7 Comments

Multi-Monitor Support Is Not XMir's Only Problem

Yesterday it was announced that (X)Mir will not be used in Ubuntu 13.10 by default as was originally planned for the desktop Linux distribution updating this month. Cited as a reason was the multi-monitor support not being ready, but there's also several other user-facing issues present in the land of Mir.
2 October 2013 - XMir Handling - 23 Comments

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

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