[Ubuntu-phone] Unity8 & Mir update June 5, 2015

Elizabeth K. Joseph lyz at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 5 21:06:23 UTC 2015

Hi Kevin,

Thanks so much for including the News team on this! We'll be sure to
include it in the next issue of the newsletter :)

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Kevin Gunn <kevin.gunn at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been sending these out on an internal mailing list for a while & trying
> to be better with public communications, sorry if it may appear without some
> history for some.
> Unity8
> Continued working on some new capabilities for social media interaction in
> scopes (e.g. retweet, posts, comments)
> Continued working on life cycle for visibility (just porting tests of which
> there are many & going through review)
> Continued work on feature parity items for the launcher (wiggling on
> notification & download animation)
> Continued work on the remaining AP helpers and integrating into trunk,
> required some effort to build out some mocks
> Picked back up on some split greeter work
> Resumed the switcher iteration work towards desktop after some good design
> review/feedback
> Work continuing on new ubuntu shape in scope cards & new icon shapes
> Spent some time doing some performance analysis
> Foiled a couple of times in landing shell rotation (vivid+overlay freeze and
> other packages, going to target wily for now, sync when vivid+ thaws)
> Mir
> Continued on buffer semantic changes (that will help nested bypass), have
> multibuffer stream exposed out to client, now working on the server to
> client direction
> Working on detecting hung client applications as a helper for shells
> Coordinating with upstream on input changes we proposed
> Touch stream rewriter up for review
> Landed touch screen detection, some more mirevent2.0 clean up and touch
> validator
> Working through qtubuntu updates against mir for things like menu support
> Some Mir-on-X starting to land, other pieces MP'd, few more to go - but good
> news, input is working as well now
> Struggling with getting End-to-end input-to-render test instituted as part
> of the mir project CI
> Put together a snap for mir example server, uploading to store
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Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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