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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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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 Besides incorporating some useful new functionality, it also takes care of a security fix where out-of-date CGit installations could allow arbitrary access to files from the system.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 - Add A Comment
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
Mozilla Firefox 21 Hits The Web With New Features

While the official release announcement has not yet come down, as usual, the early binaries for the next Firefox release are now available. The Mozilla Firefox 21.0 release that's now available from FTP servers features numerous new features.

13 May 2013 - Firefox 21 - 28 Comments
FreeType 2.4.12 Features New CFF Engine

Last week Adobe open-sourced their CFF rasterizer engine -- in conjunction with Google -- for use by FreeType. Now FreeType 2.4.12 has been released to ship these CFF font improvements.

10 May 2013 - FreeType - 14 Comments

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