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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 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
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
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
Features, Performance Work Still To Come To Mir

During the final day of this week's virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, upcoming plans for the Mir Display Server were shared as it pertains to performance optimizations and yet-to-be-implemented features.

29 August 2013 - Upcoming Work - 5 Comments
Ubuntu 13.10 KVM Virtualization Benchmarks

It's been almost two months since last publishing Intel Haswell virtualization benchmarks, but with the continued evolution of the Linux kernel and the rest of the virtualization stack, here's some new Linux KVM benchmarks from Ubuntu 13.10 in its current form from an Intel Core i7 processor.

29 August 2013 - KVM Benchmarks - 6 Comments
Composition Bypass Support Lands To Speed Up Mir

Composition bypass support for Mir has landed, which is one of the performance critical features for Mir. Composition bypass can substantially improve the performance of OpenGL games running on XMir now when they are being run in full-screen mode.

29 August 2013 - Performance Improvement - 32 Comments
The XMir Security Issue Should Now Be Resolved

Yesterday we passed along news of an XMir security issue where using Canonical's X11 transition layer in communicating with the Mir display server, when performing a VT switch the XMir session can still read input from devices. Fortunately, this issue looks to now be resolved.

23 August 2013 - XMir VT Switching - 13 Comments
Ubuntu Edge Campaign Set To Close At $12M USD

The Ubuntu Edge crowd-sourced smart-phone campaign is set to end tonight, but Canonical is short by twenty million dollars on its crowd-funding campaign and there's been no last minute surprises to push the Ubuntu-powered converged device ahead.

21 August 2013 - Ubuntu Edge Smart-Phone - 109 Comments
Planning Begins For Next Week's Ubuntu vUDS Summit

Another Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is set to take place next week to get a better grasp of the Ubuntu 13.10 goals reached and the work ahead within the Ubuntu ecosystem for the next three to six months.

19 August 2013 - Ubuntu Summit - 18 Comments

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