Category Archives: Development

Mir Plans In 13.10

As many of you are probably aware, we are working on the Mir display server that is designed to provide a fast, efficient, and extensible display server across phone, tablet, desktop, and TV. Our ultimate goal is a fully converged Unity 8 running on top of Mir ready for the next LTS timeframe, and in […]

Ubuntu Technical Board Looks at Shuttleworth’s Proposal for Release Management Methodology

In this article, the news team invited Rick Spencer, Vice President of Ubuntu Engineering, to comment on the decisions by the Ubuntu Technical Board and how they will impact users. The Ubuntu Technical Board (TB) discussed Ubuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth’s proposal to tweak the release management methodology of Ubuntu releases in its 18 March meeting. […]

Mir – An outpost envisioned as a new home

A guest post from Thomas Voss’ blog. Thomas is the Technical Architect (Client) at Canonical: Some time ago, Canonical started internal discussions about our convergence strategy, clearly spelling out the distant target of shaping and developing a single computing platform and operating system that is able to power the cloud, classic desktop machines, laptops, TV […]

Mir + Unity QML + Unity APIs = Unity

A guest post from Olli Ries’s blog. Olli is the Engineering Director for Unity and Display Server at Canonical: It all sounds good in theory… Not too long ago, Mark communicated the vision for Ubuntu and Unity for 2013 as “[…] Unity in 2013 will be all about mobile – bringing Ubuntu to phones and […]

Smart Scopes

In the Ubuntu 13.04 cycle the development team have been working on making a series of improvements to the dash to improve search quality as well as the breadth of areas, software, and services that the dash can search. This will result in a significantly greater number of scopes (potentially 100) shipped by default and […]
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