Running Mir

June 27, 2013 – 8:44 am

The documentation for Mir is growing and we also have instructions out how to get Mir running on your computer, I wanted to briefly summarize the necessary steps to get Mir up and running and how to go back.

Please be warned that while I tried to carefully document all necessary steps you might end up with a system that doesn’t function as expected and which will require further intervention, a reinstall or might even suffer data loss (most likely during the OS reinstall;). Also, don’t use Mir on a production or public system, as there is at least one security related bug.

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Come work with us

June 26, 2013 – 12:21 pm

Canonical is hiring and I am looking for 4 roles in my teams:

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Preparing for UDS May 2013

May 13, 2013 – 4:18 am


The second iteration of our virtual UDS is coming up tomorrow 5/14 and will go until Thursday 5/16, running from 1400 UTC to 2000 UTC. Read the rest of this entry »

Mir + Unity QML + Unity APIs = Unity

March 4, 2013 – 10:44 am

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 tablets […]” and my team is responsible for taking Unity to these hardware platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Multitouch in Precise Pangolin 12.04

March 16, 2012 – 6:09 pm

With the release of 12.04 coming up I finally get to look closer at the multitouch capabilities that Chase and his team are providing.

While it was somewhat painful to enable the Magic Trackpad which I had acquired for this purpose (“…honey, this is for work…”) on my laptop (pre-beta1 status), hooking it up with my up to date desktop (as of 2012-03-16) was as easy as pie. Simply activate BT, discover devices, turn on the Trackpad (unpair it from it’s previous connection) and the BT wizard comes up – quite nifty. Read the rest of this entry »

after serious spreadsheet debu…

March 16, 2012 – 1:37 pm

after serious spreadsheet debugging this week, the wife showed me the new template she’s got to use – Comic Sans is still en vogue #fb

After my current DIY project i…

March 16, 2012 – 12:24 pm

After my current DIY project is coming to an end(pics soon), I am tempted to make something like this my next one #fb

awesome,#Amazon adds 3k more t…

March 15, 2012 – 4:55 pm

awesome,#Amazon adds 3k more title to Prime.Now, pls rework the UI & let me queue, bookmark shows, navigation is painful on a #roku #fb

made my day “I like Ubuntu pur…

March 7, 2012 – 5:26 pm

made my day “I like Ubuntu purely because they like the Foo Fighters!” via, got 494,764 views, kinda proud #ubuntu #fb


March 5, 2012 – 6:01 pm

<enterrantaboutbugprioritisationhere> there is room for improvement… quite a bit #fb