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Facebook's HipHop 2.0 Virtual Machine Is Very Fast

Released last month by Facebook was their open-source HipHOp "HHVM" 2.0 virtual machine. Benchmarks of HHVM at Phoronix show that the code does live up to Facebook's performance claims.
9 April 2013 - HipHop HHVM - 18 Comments

Benchmarking The Performance Of PHP 5.5

With version 5.5 of the common PHP server-side language due for release soon, here's some interesting benchmarks showing off the performance of PHP 5.5 compared to the earlier 5.4, 5.3, and 5.2 releases of this popular scripting language.
8 April 2013 - PHP 5.5 - 1 Comment

DarkTable 1.2 Handles JPEG2000, Profiled Denoising

DarkTable, one of the leading open-source programs for dealing with photography workflow and RAM image handling, has reached version 1.2. DarkTable 1.2 brings with it many features to benefit the open-source photographer.
7 April 2013 - DarkTable - 6 Comments

OpenShot Kicks Up With New Timeline Feature

The OpenShot Video Editor now has a new video/audio timeline that will be introduced in the next version of this popular open-source Linux video application. Here's some details.
5 April 2013 - OpenShot Video Editor - 10 Comments

Opera Will Switch To Blink Engine Too

After it was reported this morning that Mozilla is developing a new web-browser engine (Servo) and then Google is forking WebKit (Blink), Opera has confirmed they too will be using Google's Blink engine fork of WebKit.
3 April 2013 - Opera - 8 Comments

Linux Video Disk Recorder 2.0 Supports HDTV

After a half-decade in development, VDR 2.0 has been released of this open-source video recording and playback software.
3 April 2013 - Linux VDR 2.0 - 5 Comments

More Features Of C++14 Are Covered

C++14 is the next update to the C++ programming language. While only considered a minor update over C++11, it will bring with it several new features.
1 April 2013 - C++14 - 8 Comments

Linux Group Files Complaint With EU Over SecureBoot

The Hispalinux Spanish Linux association has filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Union over the UEFI SecureBoot.
26 March 2013 - Microsoft - 215 Comments

Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Terminology 0.3 has been released, which is the Enlightenment project's own terminal emulator built atop EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Library) components. Terminology is written from scratch and with its v0.3 release it boasts some truly original and innovative features for this terminal emulator. There's embedded support for previewing videos/images and other new inline capabilities.
26 March 2013 - Terminology 0.3 - 25 Comments

Cairo-Dock 3.2 Improves Multi-Screen Support

Cairo-Dock 3.2 has been released and it improves multi-screen support for the animated application launch bar/dock. There's also a new applet and plug-in.
25 March 2013 - Cairo-Dock 3.2 - 4 Comments

GStreamer OpenMAX IL Wrapper 1.0 Released

Collabora has announced the release of their GStreamer OpenMax IL wrapper plug-in for the GStreamer 1.x multimedia framework.
23 March 2013 - GStreamer 1.0 - 5 Comments

PHP 5.5 Beta Brings New Accelerator

The first beta of PHP 5.5 was released, which marks the feature freeze for the scripting language. One major feature to PHP 5.5 is the introduction of the Zend Optimizer+ engine.
22 March 2013 - PHP 5.5 Beta - 12 Comments

SDDM Display Manager Sees Its First Release

Mentioned a few times in recent months on Phoronix has been SDDM, a lightweight Qt/QML-based display manager. The good news now is that the Simple Desktop Display Manager has seen its first official release.
20 March 2013 - SDDM 0.1.0 - 5 Comments

Comparing Qt's QML vs. Enlightenment's EFL

For those developers looking for a technical comparison between Qt's QML against the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), here's a comparison.
19 March 2013 - Comparison - 11 Comments

Lightworks On Linux Shows Signs Of Life

It's been a long-time coming, but the Linux port of the award-winning high-end Lightworks non-linear video editor is moving along.
18 March 2013 - Lightworks - 5 Comments

Canonical's Bazaar Still In Stagnant State

With Canonical allocating its resources elsewhere, the Bazaar revision control system has fallen stagnant.
14 March 2013 - Bazaar - 49 Comments

Linux Audio Editing Is Better With Ardour 3.0

The high-end open-source audio workstation software Ardour is up to version 3.0. Ardour 3.0 features many improvements to this GPLv2+ software.
11 March 2013 - Ardour 3.0 - 29 Comments

Crouton: Ubuntu Chroot On Google Chrome OS

Being mentioned a few times recently by Phoronix readers has been Crouton, a new project that easily setup an Ubuntu chroot environment atop Google's Chrome/Chromium operating system.
8 March 2013 - Crouton - 10 Comments

Freedreno Driver Now Runs GNOME Shell

The reverse-engineered Freedreno Gallium3D driver is now capable of running the GNOME Shell desktop.
6 March 2013 - Freedreno Gallium3D - 4 Comments

Jolla's Sailfish Linux OS Gets An Alpha SDK

The first Alpha SDK has been released for Sailfish, the mobile Linux operating system from Jolla, the company that was spawned from the original Nokia N9 team working on MeeGo back in the day.
26 February 2013 - Sailfish - 7 Comments

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