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Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 2, 2013 20:56 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
In reply to: Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones by shmerl
Parent article: Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Looks like they're using a chrooted Ubuntu with X/Wayland server running on top of SurfaceFlinger. That's been possible for ages.

What's interesting is integration and handoff between two various stacks. Probably they had to write quite a bit of glue code for that.


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Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 2, 2013 21:45 UTC (Wed) by hp (subscriber, #5220) [Link]

Interesting - where did you find technical info? Did they post code?

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 2, 2013 22:41 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

There was a story on LWN about it a year ago or so.

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 2, 2013 22:57 UTC (Wed) by kklimonda (subscriber, #60089) [Link]

It doesn't seem to be the same project though

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 2, 2013 22:14 UTC (Wed) by shmerl (guest, #65921) [Link]

So far I didn't see any details. May be they are using libhybris or something the like.

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 3, 2013 20:02 UTC (Thu) by sciurus (subscriber, #58832) [Link]

That is what they're doing for Ubuntu for Android. Ubuntu for phones is a different product. I suspect that it uses their own userspace with the android kernel.

Canonical to demonstrate Ubuntu on phones

Posted Jan 3, 2013 20:22 UTC (Thu) by aleXXX (subscriber, #2742) [Link]

Somehow this doesn't sound like something I would want to run on any embedded device.. chrooted Ubuntu, X running on top of something else, glue code...

Alex


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