Archive for the ‘Ubuntu’ Category

Doing more with your Unity8 preview session in Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 will be released today and you couldn't resist the itch to go try the Unity 8 preview session on the Desktop. How underwhelming... there are almost no apps, and some don't even work and overall it's actually pretty unexciting... let's change that in the next few chapters.

Unity 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Stephen Webb & team have lead an effort to bring Unity 8 to Ubuntu 14.04, which was done in parallel of other great work the team has landed for Ubuntu 14.04, e.g. locally integrated menus, hiDPI support and Mir support in SDL.

Mir and Chromium

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Ubuntu’s Display Server Mir is gaining more and more traction and the team is making good progress on the platforms that are at the core of Ubuntu. Mir is proving itself everyday to be the exact technology that Ubuntu needs to power mobile devices. Mir’s features are on par with the ...

Updates from the Ubuntu Engineering teams

Monday, February 17th, 2014

With UDS just around the corner (11-13 March 2014, 2pm-8pm UTC) we wanted to give you a quick update where things stand in the 14.04 cycle.

I have to try this!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The team is landing Unity 8 in the Ubuntu Universe archive today - great news! Before you are getting your hopes up too high though, it is worth mentioning that the integration of Unity 8 into Ubuntu Desktop is not scheduled to happen for 13.10 but will only be fully integrated ...

Being edgy

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

edg·y (/ˈejē/) - creatively challenging, of bold or provocative quality Welcome Ubuntu Edge - Canonical is starting a campaign on Indiegogo to crowdfund our vision of future mobile computing. The goal of $32M is bold, the approach of working through crowdfunding provocative.

First Mir benchmarks

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The first neutral (i.e. not published by us) benchmark of Mir is out. Michael over at Phoronix has a good write up of the current state of things and also mentions that the install was smoother than anticipated. The results (~about 10% median, 15% average penalty in FPS, see below) are ...

Running Mir

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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 ...

Come work with us

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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

Mir + Unity QML + Unity APIs = Unity

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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.