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Mir Continues Cleaning Up Their OpenGL Code, To Support Vulkan In Future

Since this summer we've known that Canonical developers have been looking at Vulkan in regards to supporting this forthcoming graphics API by Unity 8 and Mir. Since then we've seen work done in Mir to support renderers other than OpenGL with this Ubuntu display server. As another sign of working towards Vulkan, more of Mir's OpenGL code continues to be re-factored.

7 October 2015 - Mir OpenGL Changes - 24 Comments
Ubuntu To Make It Easier To Ship Micro-Release Updates, New Features Post-LTS

Generally Ubuntu Linux hasn't allowed new minor point releases of software to be sent down as stable release updates (SRUs) once the Ubuntu release ships, but there's been many exceptions, and now Ubuntu's Technical Board has agreed to make changes to make it easier to send down micro-release updates as well as offering new features to existing LTS (Long-Term Support) releases.

29 September 2015 - Ubuntu Update Policy - 9 Comments
Ubuntu 15.10 Just Hit Its Final Beta

Ubuntu 15.10 final beta is now available along with this being a second beta release for the opt-in flavors participating in the earlier development milestones.

24 September 2015 - Wily Werewolf - 16 Comments
Mir Is Making Measurable Progress On Using Libinput

Ubuntu developers working on Mir have been making measurable progress recently on using libinput for their input handling, similar to Wayland and in the X.Org world where libinput is also being used via the xf86-input-libinput driver.

24 September 2015 - libinput Mir - 16 Comments
Mir Working On Evdev Device Detection

Besides working on the legacy X11 support atop Mir, Canonical developers working on this display server have just implemented evdev device detection for Mir.

8 September 2015 - Mir evdev - 6 Comments
That Awkward Ubuntu Tablet Plans To Go Up For Pre-Order Soon

Since last December we've been receiving emails from a company working on an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge campaign. That company is apparently going to start accepting pre-orders for their device soon with hopes of shipping this unofficial Ubuntu Tablet in January.

2 September 2015 - MJ Tech Ubuntu Tablet - 10 Comments
Ubuntu's Deb-Based Software Center Fails As An App Store

Aside from the Ubuntu Software Center on the desktop frustrating some users over being slow and outdated compared to other "software stores", some app developers are also unhappy with Canonical's handling of the USC for paid apps.

7 August 2015 - Ubuntu Software Center Woes - 18 Comments

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