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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

Systemd 198 Brings "Many Big Changes"

Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 198, which he describes as bringing "many big changes" to this common Linux system service and session manager.
7 March 2013 - Systemd 198 - 54 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

ALSA's TinyCompress Audio Library Gets A Release

Today marks the first tagged release of TinyCompress, a user-space library that takes advantage of ALSA Compressed APIs that were recently introduced in the mainline Linux kernel. This library allows for feeding compressed data like MP3 files directly to ALSA compressed audio devices. This allows for offloading more of the audio playback process to supported audio hardware.
24 February 2013 - ALSA TinyCompress - 8 Comments

Ruby 2.0 Released As Stable

Version 2.0.0 of the Ruby programming language has now been deemed stable.
24 February 2013 - Ruby 2.0 - 2 Comments

MINIX 3.2.1 Brings More Polish, Better User-Space

As pointed out in the forums, the MINIX 3.2.1 micro-kernel operating system has been officially released.
22 February 2013 - MINIX 3.2.1 - 8 Comments

Linux Sound To Be Improved In 3.9 Kernel

Takashi Iwai has mailed in the sound updates for the Linux 3.9 kernel. This Git pull has the much anticipated HDA Intel audio re-work.
21 February 2013 - Linux Sound Improvements - 3 Comments

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