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Btrfs-Progs 1.0 Might Come Soon With New Features

Btrfs-progs serves as the user-space utilities to the Btrfs file-system. It's been a long time since seeing a btrfs-progs release, but we might finally be seeing a new update soon and it could be called version 1.0.

22 August 2013 - btrfs-progs - 3 Comments
Mono Project Continues Making Progress

The controversial Mono project for implementing various Microsoft frameworks as open-source on Linux and other operating systems, continues to gain new features and support. Miguel de Icaza has delivered an update on some of the recent Mono work.

20 August 2013 - Mono Project - 55 Comments
Snapdragon DRM/KMS Driver Still Forthcoming

The Qualcomm Snapdragon DRM/KMS graphics driver for the Linux kernel is still being revised and looks like it's being taken serious enough that it will be mainlined in due time.

19 August 2013 - Snapdragon SoC - 5 Comments
Pipelight: A Way To Get Netflix On Linux

Pipelight is a new open-source project for getting Microsoft Silverlight applications to run within web-browsers on Linux, including the widely sought after Netflix Player on Linux.

17 August 2013 - Pipelight - 61 Comments
Samsung Properly Open-Sources exFAT File-System

Back in June, Phoronix was the first to report of a native exFAT file-system implementation for Linux that appeared on GitHub. It later turned out that Samsung accidentally leaked their exFAT source code. The solution has now been corrected with Samsung formally open-sourcing their exFAT source code.

16 August 2013 - Samsung exFAT - 42 Comments
Parted Magic Is Still Free

Parted Magic, the popular lightweight live Linux environment for managing hard drive partitions through GParted and Parted, looks like it's now behind a pay wall, but that's not entirely the case.

13 August 2013 - Parted Magic - 52 Comments
Portable OpenCL v0.8 Brings Forward A Lot More CL

Version 0.8 of POCL, the Portable Computing/OpenCL Language implementation, is now available. POCL continues to be focused on producing an efficient open-source implementation of the OpenCL 1.2 and 2.0 specifications.

12 August 2013 - POCL v0.8 - 1 Comment
SDL 2.0 WIll Finally Be Released This Week!

SDL 2.0, the library used by many games and other applications for simple and cross-platform interaction with graphics/sound/input devices, will finally see an official release this week!

12 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 12 Comments
GNOME Releases Maps, Geoclue2

GNOME has two new components for the upcoming GNOME 3.10 release: Maps and Geoclue2. These two GNOME packages saw their first official releases this week.

2 August 2013 - GNOME Packages - 1 Comment
Going Deeper With Xiph.Org's Daala

Last month Xiph.Org presented Daala, a next-generation open-source video codec. While there's still a lot of work to see how Daala will ultimately perform and compare in terms of adoption to the next-gen VP9 and H.265/HEVC codecs, it's continuing to show promise.

28 July 2013 - Daala - 6 Comments
Git 1.8.4 Prepares New Features

Git 1.8.4-rc0 was released this week and with it comes all of the latest innovations for this leading open-source distributed version control system.

26 July 2013 - Git 1.8.4 - 2 Comments
MythTV 0.27 Goes Into Alpha, Has New Features

It's been a while since hearing anything out of the once very promising MythTV project. This week though they have issued their MythTV 0.27 release as the code-base goes into a soft-freeze for doing an official release in the months ahead.

25 July 2013 - MythTV 0.27 - 4 Comments
LibreOffice 4.1 Release Piles On New Features

Just days after the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 release, The Document Foundation is ready with their release of LibreOffice 4.1. This release brings forward many new features to the open-source office suite, including the new IBM-donated sidebar UI found in OpenOffice 4.0.

25 July 2013 - LibreOffice 4.1 - 22 Comments
Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Has A New Sidebar

For those committed to Apache's OpenOffice over LibreOffice, version 4.0 has been released as the first major release of this open-source office suite in more than one year.

23 July 2013 - OpenOffice - 34 Comments
Samsung Accidentally Leaked The exFAT Linux Driver

Last month there was news of a native Linux driver for Microsoft's exFAT file-system. It turns out that the driver wasn't developed through any clean-room reverse-engineering but was rather the apparent rebadging of a Samsung exFAT driver for Linux.

23 July 2013 - Microsoft exFAT On Linux - 48 Comments

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