Mir 0.17.0 Brings Cookies, MirBlob
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 16 October 2015 at 11:11 AM EDT. 9 Comments
UBUNTU --
Canonical developers released Mir 0.17.0 yesterday in time for the final freeze of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

First up for Mir 0.17.0 is the introduction of libmircookie. Mir's cookie library is explained as, "a simple mechanism for a group of cooperating processes to hand out and verify difficult-to-forge timestamps to untrusted 3rd parties."

Mir 0.17 also has MirBlob added to the client API, which is used for serializing and deserializing data.

This new Mir release also has continued work on cleaning up and refactoring the OpenGL code to ultimately support renderers besides OpenGL, such as for handling Vulkan in the future.

Mir 0.17 also has support for sending events pertaining to the output a surface is on to clients, such as the DPI, form factor, or scaling changes. Mir 0.17 also has the libinput-based input platform support, but it's not used by default for v0.17.

More details on Mir 0.17 can be found via this milestone on Launchpad.

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