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While there's OpenCL drivers available for Linux, on Ubuntu there is no OpenCL driver shipped by default and the proprietary driver implementations aren't always great.
2 June 2013 - OpenCL - 10 Comments
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
The first beta of the LibreOffice 4.1 open-source office suite was released this past weekend.
28 May 2013 - LibreOffice 4.1 - 39 Comments
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
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, 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 Besides incorporating some useful new functionality, it also takes care of a security fix where out-of-date CGit installations could allow arbitrary access to files from the system.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
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
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 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
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
Version 2.0 of PyPy, an alternative implementation of the Python language, has been released.
15 May 2013 - PyPy 2.0 - 11 Comments
A video has been posted to show off Unity-Next (Unity 8.x) running atop the Mir Display Server in its early development form atop an Apple Retina MacBook Pro with Intel HD graphics.
14 May 2013 - Ubuntu - 98 Comments
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
After more than one year since the release of the Go 1.0 programming language by Google, Go 1.1 has been unveiled as the first major update to the programming language.
13 May 2013 - Go 1.1 - 12 Comments
Colord 1.0.0 has been released as the system service/daemon that makes it easy and straight forward for managing/installing/creating color profiles for managing colors on Linux input and output devices.
13 May 2013 - Colord - 16 Comments
The first beta of the PostgreSQL 9.3 open-source database software is available. This beta release is feature-complete for PostgreSQL 9.3 with several major features.
13 May 2013 - PostgreSQL 9.3 - 10 Comments
Matthias Klumpp has written about the current state of PackageKit, AppStream, and Listaller for cross-Linux distribution package management and installation.
12 May 2013 - PackageKit - 25 Comments
The W3C has decided to go ahead and publish the first public draft of the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a form of Digital Rights Management for HTML5.
11 May 2013 - DRM HTML5 - 111 Comments
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
OpenNebula 4.0 "Eagle" has been released as the latest major release of this popular, open-source cloud computing system.
9 May 2013 - OpenNebula 4.0
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