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FLAC 1.3.1 Improves Decoding Efficiency, Some Faster Encoding Too

Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0.
27 November 2014 - FLAC 1.3.1 - 11 Comments

Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes

Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release.
26 November 2014 - Git 2.2

ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced

The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.
24 November 2014 - ArrayFire - 16 Comments

HandBrake 0.10 Brings H.265 & VP8 Encoders

Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released.
23 November 2014 - QuickSync Too - 5 Comments

Gngr: A New Web Browser Focused On Privacy

A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.
23 November 2014 - Gngr - 30 Comments

Fifth: A New Web Browser Based On WebKitFLTK

A developer saddened by the poor state of the Opera web-browser on Linux has taken to writing his open-source web browser that carries the best features from Opera.
15 November 2014 - Fifth - 45 Comments

A New High-Performance, Bindless Graphics API Comes To Rust

Gfx-rs is the name of a new high-performance, bindless graphics API that tries to be better than OpenGL, at least when dealing with the maturing Rust language.
15 November 2014 - Gfx-Rs - 15 Comments

PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future

Last month during the Linux Foundation events in Düsseldorf, Germany was also a PulseAudio Mini Summit where the developers behind the once controversial Linux sound system had plotted some of their plans for the future.
11 November 2014 - PulseAudio - 60 Comments

LibreOffice 4.4 To Have A New OpenGL Back-End

Michael Meeks has shared that LibreOffice 4.4 will feature some dramatic OpenGL improvements.
10 November 2014 - LibreOffice OpenGL - 23 Comments

Limba: Experimental Linux Software Installer Using OverlayFS

Running off systemd's new Linux software/packaging vision, Matthias Klumpp has proposed Limba, an experimental software installer that doesn't depend upon Btrfs but rather technologies that have been mostly mainline for a while.
10 November 2014 - Limba Installer - 19 Comments

BlueZ 5.25 Supports Android Lollipop Features

The latest release of BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, is now available and adds support for a number of new features.
9 November 2014 - Bluetooth - 3 Comments

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Improves Open-Source File Synchronization

Version 1.7.0 of ownCloud's open-source client is now available for this Dropbox competitor.
8 November 2014 - ownCloud - 5 Comments

Git 2.2 Is Coming Forward With Many Changes

The Git 2.2.0 release candidate 1 is now available as this latest big update to Git stabilizes.
8 November 2014 - Git 2.2 RC1 - 14 Comments

Facebook Open-Sources Its C++ HTTP Framework/Server

Facebook's latest open-source code contribution to the public is Proxygen, a C++ HTTP framework with HTTP/SPDY server capabilities that it's been using internally in place of Apache and Nginx servers.
5 November 2014 - Proxygen - 5 Comments

Russia's Yandex Web Browser Finally Released For Linux

After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux.
30 October 2014 - Yandex Browser - 19 Comments

GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0.
20 October 2014 - GParted 0.20 - 9 Comments

The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi

Eric Anholt has provided a status update concerning the state of Broadcom's VC4 Gallium3D driver that provides open-source graphics support for the Raspberry Pi.
19 October 2014 - RPi - 7 Comments

GNOME Developer Comes Up With New Animated Image Format

Jasper St. Pierre who we're usually talking about on Phoronix due to his GNOME contributions related to Wayland support, shared today he's come up with a new animated image format to compete with GIF.
17 October 2014 - XNG - 31 Comments

Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community"

Yesterday Lennart Poettering wrote a controversial post how the open-source community is "a sick place to be in" and took issue with comments made by Linus Torvalds and others. To no surprise, there's been different individuals coming out with their own opinions on the matter.
7 October 2014 - Dark Place? - 85 Comments

Blender 2.72 Brings Cycles Volume Rendering To The GPU

The Blender 2.72 open-source modeling and 3D creation software is now available with some exciting changes.
7 October 2014 - Blender 2.72

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