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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

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

Blender 2.66 Adds New Modes, Physics, Hair Rendering

It's been two months since the release of Blender 2.65, but now Blender 2.66 has surfaced and it incorporates a whole lot of new functionality.
21 February 2013 - Blender 2.66 - 3 Comments

Xamarin 2.0, Their New Code IDE Is Not For Linux

Xamarin, the company founded by Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza for driving the development of Mono, has introduced a new Integrated Development Environment (IDE). They have also introduced a Component Store and made other changes for what they are calling Xamarin 2.0.
20 February 2013 - Xamarin - 38 Comments

Git 1.8.2 Gets New Features, Ported To QNX

The second point release in the Git 1.8 series will introduce several new end-user features and support for new operating systems.
17 February 2013 - Git 1.8.2 - 1 Comment

SystemTap 2.1 Released With 40+ Features, Bug Fixes

SystemTap, the RedHat-backed dynamic instrumentation software for Linux as an alternative to DTrace, is up to version 2.1. The SystemTap 2.1 release has more than 400 commits and takes care of some 40 features/bug-fixes.
13 February 2013 - SystemTap 2.1

FOSDEM 2013: Lots Of Wine, X.Org & Micro-Kernels

With the publishing this morning of the article about the state of the HelenOS micro-kernel, all of my notes from this year's Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) have been published along with information on the other interesting tracks that happened during this event that brings thousands of open-source developers from around the world to Brussels, Belgium for one weekend. Here's a recap of all that happened at FOSDEM 2013.
11 February 2013 - FOSDEM 2013

HelenOS Micro-Kernel OS Still Marching On

While not one of the most well known multi-server micro-kernel operating systems compared to GNU Hurd and others, HelenOS continues to move forward as a general purpose BSD-licensed operating system that dances to its own beat.
11 February 2013 - HelenOS - 11 Comments

Enlightenment E18 Might Be Released This Year

The famed developer behind the Enlightenment window manager, "Rasterman", shared that Enlightenment E18 might be released this Christmas. While it took more than one decade to release Enlightenment E17, they're looking at now getting into the swing of doing a major release every year.
9 February 2013 - Enlightenment E18 - 10 Comments

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