Category Archives: Ubuntu

Mir and Vulkan Demo

This week the Mir team got a Vulkan demo working on Mir! (youtube link to demo) I’ve been working on replumbing mir’s internals a bit to give more fine grained control over buffers, and my tech lead Cemil has been … Continue reading

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New Mir Release (0.18)

If a new Mir release was on your Christmas wishlist (like it was on mine), Mir 0.18 has been released! I’ve been working on this the last few days, and its out the door now.  Full text of changelog. Special … Continue reading

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Mir Android-platform Multimonitor

My latest work on the mir android platform includes multimonitor support! It should work with slimport/mhl; Mir happily sits at an abstraction level above the details of mhl/slimport. This should be available in the next release (probably mir 0.13), or … Continue reading

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Mir Device Showcase!

Here’s a video of Mir powering a few different GPUs: Nexus 10 (ARM Mali T-604 GPU) Nexus 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU) Nexus 7 (2012) (Nvidia Tegra 3) Galaxy Nexus (PowerVR) This is a pretty big milestone, as we’re now … Continue reading

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Friendly Mir Links

Just a friendly reminder, but Mir is open! Here are some useful links. Documentation We’ve put effort into sharing as much as possible and lowering the knowledge-barrier to entry for the project. We want you to understand how your pixels … Continue reading

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Mir and Android GPU’s

With Ubuntu Touch, (and mir/unity next) we’re foraying into a whole new world of android drivers. Given the community’s bad memories from the past about graphics, let’s clear up what’s going on, and how we’ll steer clear of the murky … Continue reading

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Mir and Android FAQ

There’s been some murmurs and uncertainty about Mir and Ubuntu Touch support, so here’s a quick FAQ. Does mir support android drivers? Yes! We put great care into our platform abstraction so that when you run on mesa desktop drivers, … Continue reading

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Irssi OSD notifications

I wanted irssi to ping me using Ubuntu/Gnome’s on screen notification system, but didn’t want to dig into irssi’s code… what is one to do? Cobble scripts together of course! Here’s how I got it done: Download this irssi plugin: … Continue reading

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Gnome notifications from your Terminal!

Its pretty easy to get your terminal to notify you using Gnome’s libnotify system and a short python script. Python’s pynotify package (available as Debian/Ubuntu package: python-notify) I use this short script occasionally to notify me when a long compile … Continue reading

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Back from UDS-Q

I’m back from from the Ubuntu Developer’s Summit for Quantal Quetzal (12.10)! This was my first UDS, and it was really cool to see so many developers from everywhere come together to make the next version of Ubuntu something amazing. … Continue reading

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