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Canonical developers have worked through the weekend in readying Ubuntu Touch with the Unity 8 mobile interface and to be powered by the Mir Display Server.
7 October 2013 - Ubuntu Touch
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
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
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
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
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
A new video surfaced today showing Unity 8 atop Mir -- without XMir or Android's SurfaceFlinger -- running on Ubuntu Touch, but right now it's a visually depressing experience.
12 September 2013 - Mir Video - 54 Comments
Ubuntu developers are presently deciding what to do with support for the ReiserFS file-system, up to and including dropping kernel support for the aging but stable file-system.
12 September 2013 - ReiserFS - 14 Comments
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
The latest feature added to Ubuntu's Mir display server is nested rendering support when using Android.
10 September 2013 - Mir-on-Mir - 8 Comments
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
For those that didn't notice yesterday, the Ubuntu family has done their first betas for the 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" release.
6 September 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 1
One day after Canonical developers landed Mir composite bypass support to dramatically improve the performance of full-screen games on Mir/XMir, Mir has picked up another important feature.
30 August 2013 - Frame Synchronization - 3 Comments
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
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 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
Another topic discussed this week during the latest virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit was the release schedule for Ubuntu 14.04, the next Long-Term Support release from Canonical.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - 2 Comments
Ubuntu developers are looking at how to bring the Ubuntu SDK for application development to Windows and OS X operating systems.
28 August 2013 - Ubuntu SDK - 30 Comments
With the upcoming Linux 3.11 kernel there is basic support for Intel Rapid Start Technology. Ubuntu developers are already figuring out how to utilize this Rapid Start support.
28 August 2013 - Intel Rapid Start - 2 Comments
The Canonical team working on the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux released Mir 0.0.10 today. Separately, they're calling for Mir multi-monitor testing in the next few days.
26 August 2013 - Mir Testing - 11 Comments
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