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Harlan: A Scheme-Based GPU Programming Language

Harlan is a new research programming language focused around taking advantage of modern GPUs. The Harlan language syntax is derived from Scheme while the language itself currently compiles to OpenCL.
4 July 2013 - Compiles To OpenCL - 3 Comments

LXDE Desktop Being Ported To Qt

The lightweight LXDE desktop will be slowly transitioning from being GTK2-based to using the Qt tool-kit.
4 July 2013 - GTK2 To Qt4/Qt5 - 111 Comments

Opera 15 Is Here, But Not Yet For Linux Users

The Norwegians announced today Opera 15, the first release of their closed-source cross-platform web-browser that's now powered by Google's Chromium/Blink engine.
3 July 2013 - Chromium-Based Opera - 38 Comments

Armada, VIA DRM Not For The Linux 3.11 Kernel

While we have known the VIA DRM/KMS driver would likely not be merged for Linux 3.11, the Armada DRM ARM driver also isn't going to be merged for this next kernel release.
1 July 2013 - Armada DRM - 1 Comment

LXDE-Based Lubuntu Will Not Ship Mir Display Server

The LXDE-based derivative of Ubuntu Linux has no plans to be using Mir, regardless of XMir or not.
29 June 2013 - Lubuntu - 71 Comments

Transmission 2.80 Offers Up Various Changes

Transmission, the multi-platform open-source BitTorrent client shipped by a number of Linux distributions, has been updated to version 2.80 and it brings with it a wide variety of changes.
27 June 2013 - Transmission 2.80 - 12 Comments

Adobe Open-Sources Flash C/C++ Compiler

Adobe announced yesterday it's open-sourcing FlasCC, a C/C++ compiler they developed for bringing C/C++ more easily to the web via Flash and AIR.
26 June 2013 - FlasCC - 14 Comments

Intel Still Working On "Fastboot" Linux Graphics

While there's been many Linux-related projects using the "Fastboot" coin, the Intel Linux graphics team have been working on Fastboot support in terms of a faster start process by eliminating some useless mode-sets.
25 June 2013 - Fastboot - 5 Comments

Daala: A Next-Generation Video Codec From Xiph

Xiph.Org is now working on Daala, a new general-purpose video codec designed to be next-generation beyond VP9 and HEVC. The project is still considered "pre-pre-alpha", but it gives hope to a new generation of open-source video support.
21 June 2013 - Daala - 24 Comments

PHP 5.5 Released With Zend Opcache, Generators

The PHP development community announced today the release of PHP 5.5.0. The PHP 5.5 release brings with it the Zend Opcache extension, support for generators, the "finally" keyword, and other new additions to the popular scripting language.
20 June 2013 - PHP 5.5.0 - 10 Comments

D Language Still Showing Promise, Advancements

The D programming language continues to advance and show signs of promise as a high-quality computer programming language that may eventually prove competition for C. Last month there was the 2013 D programming language conference where a lot was discussed.
19 June 2013 - D Language - 78 Comments

Subversion 1.8 Presents New Features

Version 1.8.0 of Apache's Subversion version control system has been released.
18 June 2013 - Subversion 1.8.0 - 1 Comment

Buffer Synchronization Comes To DMA-BUF

In recent days, Samsung has been posting kernel patches pertaining to buffer synchronization support of the DMA-BUF buffer sharing mechanism.
13 June 2013 - Buffer Sync

GStreamer SDK Now Supported On Apple iOS

Fluendo and Collabora are jointly announcing today that the GStreamer SDK is coming to iOS! Thanks to the work done by the two companies, iOS apps can now leverage the GStreamer framework for their multimedia needs. This is in addition to GStreamer already working on Android and all major desktop platforms.
12 June 2013 - GStreamer For iOS - 1 Comment

FLAC 1.3 Released, First Update In A Long Time

The FLAC lossless audio codec has experienced its first major update in the better part of a decade. FLAC 1.3.0 is also the first release under Xiph.Org maintainership and comes with many new features.
10 June 2013 - FLAC - 5 Comments

ALSA Releases TinyCompress 0.2.0

The ALSA developer community has announced the release of TinyCompress 0.2.0, the small user-space library for dealing with ALSA's audio compression APIs that are present in recent Linux kernel releases.
7 June 2013 - ALSA TinyCompress 0.2.0

SlateKit 0.2 Shell Improves Its Web-Browser

Last month I wrote about SlateKit Shell, a new Qt5/QML web-browser using WebKit and written entirely in QML and JavaScript. The second release of SlateKit is now out there for those entertained by this mobile-oriented open-source browser.
6 June 2013 - SlateKit 0.2 - 2 Comments

Wireshark 1.10 Network Analyzer Released

Version 1.10.0 of Wireshark, the widely-used network protocol analyzer, has been released as stable. With this Wireshark 1.10 release comes many new and updated features.
5 June 2013 - Wireshark

Features Coming To LibreOffice 4.1

For those curious about the features coming to the LibreOffice 4.1 open-source office suite, here's a list.
4 June 2013 - LibreOffice 4.1 - 37 Comments

PulseAudio 4.0 Brings Many Changes

PulseAudio 4.0 is now available and with it comes many changes to this commonly used but sometimes controversial audio server.
4 June 2013 - PulseAudio 4.0 - 94 Comments

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