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AppStream 0.9 Brings Many Changes, Breaks API/ABI

Version 0.9 of AppStream is now available. As a refresher, AppStream is a FreeDesktop.org specification backed by multiple major Linux distributions as a cross-distribution effort of standardizing Linux component metadata.

14 December 2015 - AppStream 0.9 - 7 Comments
Hashcat Is Now Open-Source

Several Phoronix readers have written in that Hashcat -- both in its CPU and OpenCL/CUDA forms -- have been open-sourced.

9 December 2015 - OpenCL Hashcat Too - Add A Comment
Improving GPU Texture Compression

Rich Geldreich, the compression expert formerly employed by Valve and now working for Unity, has written a blog post covering the future of GPU texture compression.

8 December 2015 - The Future - 3 Comments
LZHAM Is Still Ticking Along To Further Open-Source Lossless Compression

It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.

29 November 2015 - LZHAM - 1 Comment
An Open Letter From Jolla's Co-Founder

Given the news last week about Jolla going through a big round of temporary layoffs and debt restructuring, Antti Saarnio, the co-founder and Chairman of Jolla, has written an open letter about the situation.

24 November 2015 - Jolla News - 15 Comments
Microsoft Open-Sources Visual Studio Code

It's already been a surprising year with Microsoft's many open-source/Linux-related announcements and 2015 isn't even over yet! There's another interesting announcement today.

18 November 2015 - Visual Studio Code - 61 Comments
BusyBox Drops Systemd Support

Following the recent BusyBox 1.24 release, the developers behind this "Swiss Army Knife of embedded Linux" have decided to drop systemd support.

1 November 2015 - BusyBox Drops Systemd - 61 Comments
Many Changes Coming To The Next Version Of SDL2, Wayland/Mir By Default

It's been over two years since the release of SDL 2.0 and 19 months since the debut of the last SDL 2.0 point release, SDL 2.0.3. However, a lot of new activity continues piling in the Git code for whenever the next Simple Directmedia Layer release might happen to benefit cross-platform gamers and other users of this library.

22 October 2015 - SDL 2.x - 9 Comments
Libinput 1.0.2 Brings Fixes

Peter Hutterer announced the release of libinput 1.0.2, as the newest version of this input handling library used by Wayland compositors as well as optionally by the X.Org Server and forthcoming to Mir.

21 October 2015 - libinput 1.0.2 - Add A Comment
OwnCloud Server 8.2 Released

The next version of ownCloud, a popular open-source alternative to Dropbox for file hosting, has been released. Meet ownCloud 8.2.

20 October 2015 - ownCloud 8.2 - 6 Comments
DirectFB Turns Up On GitHub

Over the summer I wrote about DirectFB.org disappearing with no signs of what happened to the project. Fortunately, while DirectFB.org remains M.I.A., the code has appeared on GitHub.

12 October 2015 - DirectFB.org Still MIA - Add A Comment

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