Canonical allows X11 applications running on Ubuntu Touch

Jan

13

2015

It seems that Canonical henceforth X11 applications on its mobile operating system Ubuntu Touch spins. A developer posted Monday photos online which shows that the office suite LibreOffice to the system has been ported.

Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system running on its own Mir display server. This means that X11 applications are not running while popular desktop programs like LibreOffice do work with the display server. Thanks Xmir compatibility layer which can however also run on Ubuntu Touch now.

Will Cooke of Canonical’s Ubuntu team posted Monday on Google+ photos which show that he has been working on LibreOffice Ubuntu Touch. “For fun,” as he wrote it. Thus he suggests that Canonical functionality not standard in Ubuntu Touch will handle.

Ubuntu Touch is the mobile operating system from Canonical, also for Ubuntu desktops for years offered free. Late last year, it was clear that the Spanish manufacturer bq this year will launch the first smartphone with Ubuntu in Europe. This Canonical concerns competing with existing smartphone operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

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