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Mir 0.27 Released With Drag-And-Drop Support

Ubuntu's Mir display server is out today with version 0.27 that is an interim step before Mir 1.0 with Wayland client support. Mir 0.27 contains functionality that was a work-in-progress during Canonical's recent restructuring and shift in focus.

11 July 2017 - Mir 0.27 - 10 Comments
Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 Released

Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" Alpha 1 is now available as the first official development release (sans the daily ISOs) for this upcoming milestone.

30 June 2017 - Ubuntu 17.10 - 5 Comments
Mir 0.26.3 Released

With Canonical divesting in Mir from the desktop and abandoning their mobile phone/tablet ambitions, we might not see Mir v1.0 ever reached as was anticipated to happen for the Ubuntu 17.10 cycle. However, Mir is still being maintained for IoT use-cases and today is a new point release.

15 June 2017 - Mir 0.26.3 - 16 Comments
Ubuntu 17.10 Release Schedule Published

In addition to the Ubuntu 17.10 codename of Artful Aardvark coming out this week, the release schedule for this next Ubuntu Linux development cycle has also been published.

21 April 2017 - Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date - 13 Comments
Ubuntu 17.10 Is Artful

According to Launchpad, it looks like we finally have the codename for the successor to the Zesty Zapus.

20 April 2017 - Artful Aardvark - 23 Comments
Mir Developers See The Door, No Commits In A Week

With switching back over to the GNOME desktop, Ubuntu is migrating to Wayland by default as presumed. But Mir is to be maintained for IoT use-cases, according to previous comments by Shuttleworth. However, it looks like multiple developers from the small Mir team were sent packing and there's been no public commits to Mir in the past week.

20 April 2017 - Mir - 34 Comments
Trying AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 On Ubuntu 17.04

In early April AMD released the AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver as their first hybrid proprietary driver update in some time. With this update came support for Ubuntu 16.04.2 (and also 16.10, unofficially) but to little surprise it doesn't work out-of-the-box with this week's Ubuntu 17.04 release. But it can be made to work.

16 April 2017 - AMDGPU-PRO + Ubuntu 17.04 - 48 Comments
Ubuntu GNOME Will No Longer Be A Separate Flavor

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 was released today alongside the other Ubuntu 17.04 flavors, but for those wondering what's happening to Ubuntu GNOME now that Ubuntu 18.04 will use GNOME with Unity being dropped, the Ubuntu GNOME flavor is winding down.

13 April 2017 - Ubuntu GNOME Winding Down - 61 Comments

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