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Canonical Is Hiring Graphics Stack Developers To Work On Mir

While it was only months ago that Canonical let go of several Mir developers at the same time as other staff reductions for the Unity team and different areas as the company changed their focus, they are now looking for new Mir hires.

15 November 2017 - Mir Developers, Mir Developers - 27 Comments
Ubuntu Server's New Subiquity Installer Is Now In Much Better Shape

Earlier this year is when Canonical shared they were creating a new Ubuntu Server installer as an eventual replacement to the text-based Debian Installer that their server edition has been using up to this point. It's looking like this "Subiquity" installer could be in good shape by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

2 November 2017 - Subiquity Installer - 10 Comments
Mir To Next Focus On Improving Wayland Testing

With Mir now having basic Wayland support, next on their agenda is to improve the acceptance/conformance tests around Wayland in general that will help in vetting Mir's Wayland support code.

27 October 2017 - Mir Wayland Test Suite - 1 Comment
Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora

Lead Mir developer Alan Griffiths has spent the time getting the Mir display server running on Fedora. This is part of a broader feature request of getting Mir running on more Linux distributions than just Ubuntu.

21 October 2017 - Mir On Fedora - 17 Comments
Mir 1.0 Is Pulled Back, Now It's Mir 0.28

While we've long been told that Mir 1.0 would happen for Ubuntu 17.10 -- even as recently as last month -- and then earlier this week was a Mir 1.0 tag and the v1.0.0 milestone in Launchpad, that version is being pulled back in favor of calling it Mir 0.28.

11 October 2017 - Mir 1.0 No More - 12 Comments
Mir 1.0 Is Ready For Release

There is just one week to go until the Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" release but it looks like the Mir 1.0 release will still happen in time.

10 October 2017 - Mir 1.0 - 16 Comments
Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland Support Focus

Following our reporting of Mir picking up initial support for Wayland clients, Mir developer Alan Griffiths at Canonical has further clarified the Wayland client support. It also appears they are still planning to get Mir 1.0 released in time for Ubuntu 17.10.

19 September 2017 - Mir 1.0 - 17 Comments
Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Beta Released

The first beta is available today for the Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" release for the flavors opting in to participate in this development milestone ahead of the official launch in October.

31 August 2017 - Ubuntu 17.10 Beta - 32 Comments
Mir Relicensed To GPLv2 Or GPLv3

While we await the Mir 1.0 release with its new target of supporting Wayland clients directly, we noticed there was a re-licensing change this week for the Mir code-base.

9 August 2017 - Mir - 28 Comments

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