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Adobe Open-Sources CFF Rasterizer For FreeType

Adobe has open-sourced their advanced CFF rasterizer for the FreeType project. This Adobe contribution, along with the support of Google, will improve FreeType font rendering on Linux and other platforms.

2 May 2013 - Adobe - 21 Comments
OpenWrt 12.09 Brings Wireless Improvements

The popular Linux distribution for routers and other wireless/network devices, OpenWrt, has been christened by a new version. OpenWrt 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" brings with it many new features.

30 April 2013 - OpenWrt - 4 Comments
Blender 2.67 Nears With New Features

A new release candidate build of version 2.67 for the Blender modelling software is now available. The Blender 2.67 update will be introducing several new features.

27 April 2013 - Blender 2.67 - 6 Comments
The Good & Bad Of Btrfs In A Production World

A web hosting company has publicly shared their thoughts on the Btrfs file-system for Linux. While often discussed as the next-generation Linux file-system, Btrfs isn't fully baked for use in a production world quite yet.

26 April 2013 - Not Yet Baked - Add A Comment
Benchmarks Of The New ZFS On Linux: EXT4 Wins

At the end of March was a new release of ZFS On Linux, a kernel module implementation of the ZFS file-system for Linux, and it was declared ZFS On Linux is now ready for wide-scale deployments. With this release (ZOL/SPL v0.6.1), new benchmarks are being done to compare ZFS to popular Linux file-systems. In this article is a brief preview against EXT4.

18 April 2013 - ZFS On Linux - 53 Comments
Tuning Btrfs vs. F2FS, EXT4, XFS File-Systems

When earlier this week delivering Btrfs benchmarks with various mount options for tuning the next-generation Linux file-system, some Linux users were hoping to see other file-systems tossed into the test mix too for reference. Here's those numbers.

13 April 2013 - Btrfs Benchmarks - 19 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
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
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
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
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

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