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Mir 0.0.8 Released, Weekly Update

It seems Canonical is making it a habit of tagging new versions of the Mir Display Server on a weekly basis. Mir 0.0.8 is out this week with a handful of changes over v0.0.7.

24 July 2013 - Mir Display Server - 20 Comments
Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

As anticipated, Canonical announced today their Ubuntu Edge smart-phone. However, details are scarce and they don't even have the hardware specifications ironed out but are first trying to raise financing via crowd-funding.

22 July 2013 - Ubuntu Edge - 99 Comments
Ubuntu Edge: The First Ubuntu Smartphone Next Week?

On the Ubuntu web-site has been a teaser about "the line where two surfaces meet" and a 4-day countdown (ending 22 July). There's been wild speculation about this countdown and now it appears it will be an announcement of Ubuntu Edge, the first Ubuntu-powered smartphone.

20 July 2013 - Ubuntu Edge - 50 Comments
Canonical Posts 15 Mesa Patches To Support Mir

Canonical is back to trying to get upstream Mesa/Gallium3D to support their Mir Display Server. In their current form, the support comes across 15 patches for bringing up the Mir EGL platform.

20 July 2013 - Mir Mesa/Gallium3D Support - 229 Comments
Canonical Continues Working On XMir Performance

Canonical's Christopher Halse Rogers wrote a blog post over the weekend to try to clear up the XMir performance situation and say that Canonical engineers are working on improving the performance, as users begin to discover there's a performance hit in using XMir.

15 July 2013 - Updates - 174 Comments
Mark Shuttleworth Declares Mir A Performance Win

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has been running the Mir Display Server for the past two weeks. After doing so, he's very happy with the Mir experience in Ubuntu 13.10 at this stage in its development and already feels that it's smoother than with X. He's blogged about his experience of running Mir on Ubuntu Linux.

9 July 2013 - Mir Testing - 135 Comments
Saucy Salamander 13.10 Alpha 1 Released

While Ubuntu Linux no longer participates in alpha releases, other members of the Ubuntu family did their first 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" alpha releases today. Coming out today in 13.10 Alpha 1 form is Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu Kylin.

27 June 2013 - Ubuntu Family - 1 Comment
Mir 0.0.5 Released; Kubuntu Will Stick To X/Wayland

More Mir news today besides the surprise announcement that Canonical is now planning to use the Mir Display Server by default in Ubuntu 13.10, there's some other interesting news involving Mir benchmarking, the Mir 0.0.5 release, and Kubuntu avoiding Mir/XMir and reaffirming their commitment to X.Org and Wayland.

27 June 2013 - Mir 0.0.5 - 65 Comments
Canonical Will Now Ship Mir By Default In Ubuntu 13.10

Originally Canonical was planning to ship their Mir Display Server by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the desktop and in Ubuntu 13.10 still be using an X.Org Server outside of mobile devices. However, it's been announced today that with Ubuntu 13.10 they will now be using Mir by default.

27 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 48 Comments
Mir Development Stats Dominated By Canonical

For those curious about the Mir Display Server development but aren't actively following its Bazaar development repository, the development continues to be dominated by Canonical and here's some numbers looking at the current development statistics surrounding Mir.

26 June 2013 - Mir Stats - 66 Comments
Xfce, LXDE, & GNOME Are Running On Ubuntu XMir

With all of the controversy surrounding the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux on non-Unity desktops, a Canonical engineer sought to find out what Linux desktops would work atop Mir if using the XMir X.Org Server compatibility layer.

24 June 2013 - XMir - Add A Comment
There's Now An Ubuntu Touch PPA For Unity 8, Mir

For those wishing to play with the next-generation Unity 8 interface atop the Mir Display Server while running Ubuntu Touch, a Personal Package Archive (PPA) is now available. There's also been other Mir and Unity 8 progress made this week.

22 June 2013 - Mir Progress - 29 Comments
Mir's GPLv3 License Is Now Raising Concerns

Taking a break from blogging about UEFI and Secure Boot, Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett is now writing about how Canonical's choice of license for their Mir Display Server is a bit scary. It's not the GPLv3 license alone that's raising eyebrows, but the GPLv3 combined with the Ubuntu Contributor's License Agreement that is unfortunate in the mobile space.

19 June 2013 - Canonical CLA - 123 Comments
In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.

18 June 2013 - Fights - 100 Comments
Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.

14 June 2013 - Mir Display Server - 115 Comments
The Current State, Preview Of The Ubuntu Phone

For those that haven't yet tried out the Ubuntu Phone first hand by loading it onto one of the supported devices, here's a video of the latest Ubuntu Phone version on the Galaxy Nexus smart-phone.

6 June 2013 - Ubuntu Phone - 21 Comments
Shuttleworth Closes Bug #1, Microsoft's Market Share

Interestingly, this morning Mark Shuttleworth decided to close Ubuntu's Bug #1 on Launchpad, the bug report created by him in 2004 about Microsoft having a majority market-share. He feels that the Windows creator is no longer commanding the market, but neither is Ubuntu.

30 May 2013 - Ubuntu Bug #1 - 78 Comments
Ubuntu 13.10 Likely Switching To Chromium Browser

Yesterday evening I mentioned Ubuntu Linux developers would be discussing replacing Mozilla Firefox with Google Chromium as the default web-browser in Ubuntu 13.10. After the discussion today, it looks like this may very well happen.

16 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 36 Comments
Unity 7, Compiz To Be Polished For Ubuntu 13.10

As mentioned already this morning, the plan with Ubuntu 13.10 is to have an experimental Unity 8 desktop powered by Mir for those wishing to toy around with Canonical's next-generation work. The default, however, will be Unity 7 in an X.Org environment. Even so, the Unity 7 desktop along with the Compiz window manager will receive some refinements for the next Ubuntu release.

16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 22 Comments
Unity 8, Mir To Be Experimental Choice In Ubuntu 13.10

For those Linux enthusiasts wishing to toy with the Mir Display Server and Canonical's next-generation Unity 8 interface, they will be made optionally available for desktop users with the Ubuntu 13.10 release due out in October.

16 May 2013 - Unity 8 & Mir - 20 Comments

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