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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

OpenCL On Linux Is Still Not Too Easy, Widespread

While there's OpenCL drivers available for Linux, on Ubuntu there is no OpenCL driver shipped by default and the proprietary driver implementations aren't always great.
2 June 2013 - OpenCL - 10 Comments

Xine Now Supports VA-API, GL 2.0 Output, EAC3

A new version of xine-lib was released today, which is the library that powers the Xine multimedia playback engine. The xine-lib 1.2.3 release brings numerous features including VA-API hardware video decoding and support for OpenGL 2.0 output.
29 May 2013 - Xine-Lib 1.2.3 - 22 Comments

LibreOffice 4.1 Beta Arrives With New Features

The first beta of the LibreOffice 4.1 open-source office suite was released this past weekend.
28 May 2013 - LibreOffice 4.1 - 39 Comments

NGINX Might Be Included With Ubuntu Server ISOs

While Apache is the predominant open-source web-server software currently used by Linux systems, including Ubuntu, NGINX continues to rise in popularity. NGINX continues its push with high performance while having a smaller memory footprint and carrying a BSD license. The NGINX server might be included in future releases of the Ubuntu Server and part of the Ubuntu "main" repository.
28 May 2013 - NGINX - 15 Comments

OCLint: Another Way For Clang Static Code Analysis

For those looking at new static code analysis tools, OCLint is an open-source utility powered by LLVM's Clang foundation to provide a variety of features when inspecting C, Objective-C, and C++ code-bases. In recent testing of OCLint for an internal C-based Phoronix code-base, OCLint proved to be quite useful.
28 May 2013 - OCLint - 4 Comments

CGit Update Adds Exciting Features, Security Fix

CGit, the widely-used replacement to GitWeb, has out a new release today. Besides incorporating some useful new functionality, it also takes care of a security fix where out-of-date CGit installations could allow arbitrary access to files from the system.
27 May 2013 - CGit

Libjpeg-Turbo Gets New Release

The libjpeg-turbo library, which is the increasingly-used fork of the JPEG library that provides faster performance through SIMD optimizations, has out a new release.
26 May 2013 - libjpeg-turbo - 9 Comments

Hot Relocation HDD To SSD Support For Btrfs

In working to enhance the performance of the Btrfs file-system in cases where certain data/files are frequently used, a set of patches for providing hot relocation support has been posted.
22 May 2013 - Hot Relocation System - 20 Comments

SQLite Now Faster With Memory Mapped I/O

SQLite 3.7.17 was released yesterday. What makes this new release of the popular lightweight SQL database software noteworthy is that it introduces support for memory-mapped I/O.
21 May 2013 - SQLite 3.7.17 - 5 Comments

Handbrake 0.9.9 Supports OpenCL Offloading

The Handbrake open-source video transcoder program now supports using OpenCL for accelerating certain operations along with introducing other new features to its brand new 0.9.9 release.
20 May 2013 - OpenCL Video - 19 Comments

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