Three Canonical distributions viz. Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”, Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS “Lucid Lynx” and Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS “Hardy Heron” have reached end of life today.
Developers over at Canonical are busy working on a custom application package installer and package format that will be specific to new packages written for Ubuntu phone and tablet using the Ubuntu SDK.
Canonical has announced the availability of beta version of its mobile operating system – Ubuntu Touch, for anyone to download and test.
During the latter half of the week, reports emerged that iOS 7 is running behind schedule and may probably be delayed. According to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber Apple has pulled engineers from OS X team to speed up the development of iOS 7. The delay was caused probably due to the late inclusion of Jony Ive in the iOS 7 team.
Canonical has announced its own display server ‘Mir’, which is being developed in-house and will serve as replacement of X.Org Server.
Ubuntu Developer Summits Community Manager Jono Bacon has announced that the bi-annual events, which were held at different locations like Brussels, Oakland, Copenhagen will be replaced by online events by moving to the cloud.
Canonical has made available the initial developer preview images of its touched-optimized Ubuntu Linux – the Ubuntu Phone/Tablet for Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 devices.
Keeping its promise from yesterday Ubuntu has announced an operating system for tablets dubbed ‘Ubuntu for Tablet’ that is says will work on tablets of any size.