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DirectFB Project Draws Up Plans For The Future

Earlier this week DirectFB developers published support for running Wayland's Weston on the Direct Frame-Buffer. This was just one of several interesting projects out of DirectFB and now they have a bit of a road-map concerning the future of their project.
9 October 2013 - DirectFB - 6 Comments

LibreOffice OpenGL Canvas Merged

For nearly two years there's been a feature branch of LibreOffice to provide an OpenGL-based canvas implementation to LibreOffice. This OpenGL canvas has now finally been merged into the open-source office suite.
7 October 2013 - OpenGL Canvas - 5 Comments

wxWidgets 3.0 RC Supports GTK+ 3, Other Features

After being in development for several years, the first release candidate of the wxWidgets 3.0 tool-kit is now available. This update to the wxWidgets cross-platform GUI tool-kit has received extensive changes to make this a very exciting and worthwhile upgrade.
7 October 2013 - wxWidgets 3.0 - 8 Comments

Wayland's Weston Can Now Run On DirectFB

As the latest interesting event in the Wayland world, DirectFB developers have ported Wayland's Weston compositor to run on DirectFB so that any DirectFB platform can now use Weston, including EGL and OpenGL ES support.
7 October 2013 - DirectFB Support - 8 Comments

Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Advances (libbluray)

The latest release of libbluray, the open-source Blu-ray library used by VLC, MPlayer, and XBMC among other multimedia projects, has better support for Blu-ray Disc Java and Blu-ray menus.
4 October 2013 - libbluray 0.4.0 - 8 Comments

DirectFB's Ilixi Fast & Featureful Toolkit Reached v1.0

Ilixi is a tool-kit designed around the DirectFB environment that is very lightweight, supports key and pointer navigation, provides event-driven widgets, aims to be very fast, and is designed for use atop only DirectFB. Ilixi has picked up many features this year and it's now deemed production ready.
4 October 2013 - DirectFB Ilixi - 3 Comments

Raspberry Pi Support Added To SDL2 Library

The Simple DirectMedia Layer post-SDL2.0 code now has support for the popular low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM platform.
30 September 2013 - SDL2

Haiku Gains Package Management Support

Haiku OS, the open-source operating system inspired by BeOS, now has package management support.
30 September 2013 - Haiku Package Management - 7 Comments

IBM Releases FusedOS Operating System

Just days after a brand new cloud operating system was released, IBM is out with a new operating system of its own. FusedOS is IBM's new research project that's now an open-source general purpose OS.
27 September 2013 - FusedOS - 5 Comments

Maxthon Web Browser Being Ported To Linux

The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?
27 September 2013 - Mathon - 45 Comments

GLAMOR Acceleration Makes It Into Ubuntu 13.10

One week after writing about the sad state of RadeonSI / GLAMOR support in Ubuntu 13.10, the GLAMOR EGL library has made it through the Saucy Salamander's queue and landed into the archive for next month's Ubuntu 13.10 release.
19 September 2013 - GLAMOR Library - 9 Comments

MythTV 0.27 Improves Music, New TV Support

When it comes to open-source multimedia home theater programs, stealing the show has been XBMC, but the longstanding MythTV project is still around. As a sign of life, MythTV 0.27 was released today as the newest feature-release for this widely-used HTPC / PVR software.
18 September 2013 - MythTV 0.27

Libav Picks Up A WebP Decoder

The FFmpeg-forked Libav project now has support for decoding Google's WebP format.
18 September 2013 - Libav - 4 Comments

OSv: A New Cloud Operating System For VMs

OSv was announced during this week's Linux Foundation CloudOpen event in New Orleans. OSv is a new operating system designed for cloud computing. OSv is BSD licensed and is designed for maximum performance of single applications running atop a hypervisor.
17 September 2013 - OSv Announcement - 7 Comments

OpenZFS Launches To Promote Open-Source ZFS

OpenZFS has outed themselves today as the "truly open-source successor to the ZFS project", the popular and highly-advanced file-system designed for Solaris during the Sun Microsystems days. OpenZFS is designed to promote the file-system on various operating systems and for allowing developers and stakeholders to better collaborate over open-source ZFS activities.
17 September 2013 - OpenZFS Project - 87 Comments

Open-Source Freedreno Graphics Driver Is Now Faster

The open-source Freedreno graphics driver for providing reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno GPU support is now faster for handling OpenGL ES games.
15 September 2013 - Freedreno - 19 Comments

Java JDK 8 Developer Preview Released

Oracle has released the first JDK 8 Developer Preview builds for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Solaris platforms.
11 September 2013 - Java JDK 8 - 28 Comments

SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

The failure of a solid-state drive in Linus Torvalds' main workstation has led to new activity during the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window being temporarily suspended.
10 September 2013 - Dead Disk - 38 Comments

Python 3.4 Steps Closer With New Features

The second alpha release of Python 3.4 is now available and with it comes a range of improvements over Python 3.3.
9 September 2013 - Python 3.4 - 44 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.3 Has Writable External Data, New JSON

Version 9.3 of the popular open-source PostgreSQL database software has been released and it's bearing new features.
9 September 2013 - PostgreSQL 9.3

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