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Etnaviv: An Open-Source Driver For Vivante GPUs

Etnaviv is a new open-source project for building a user-space graphics driver for controlling the Vivante GPUs found in some ARM SoCs. The ultimate goal is to create a new Mesa/Gallium3D driver for this graphics core.

11 January 2013 - Etnaviv - 1 Comment
Apache Puts Out Cassandra 1.2 NoSQL Database

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Cassandra. Version 1.2 of the Cassandra big data "NoSQL" distributed database introduces several new features to the open-source project.

2 January 2013 - Apache Cassandra - 6 Comments
Git 1.8.1 Released

To succeed the feature-rich Git 1.8 release, Git 1.8.1 was released on New Year's Eve with a few new features.

1 January 2013 - Git 1.8.1 - Add A Comment
2013 Is Going To Be The Year Of Linux Gaming

While at the start of every year there's always individuals making predictions about "the year of the Linux desktop", for 2013 at least it looks like it will actually be the year of gaming on Linux. Everything is coming together quite nicely to make 2013 the most exciting year ever for Linux gaming.

29 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 16 Comments
14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive

FreeDOS, the open-source DOS operating system, is still alive and seeing activity around the GPL-licensed project though the FreeDOS SVN code repository hasn't seen any activity in nearly one year.

29 December 2012 - FreeDOS - Add A Comment
Multi-Process Support For GTK's HTTP Back-End

Broadway, the HTML5 back-end for GTK3 that allows GTK applications to be rendered within a modern web-browser and served via a server, now has support for initiating multiple processes. The Broadway multi-process support is similar to running an X11 Server session with multiple windows.

27 December 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
MorphOS Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

MorphOS, the Amiga-compatible PowerPC operating system, is still being experimented with on PowerPC hardware. The latest effort out of the MorphOS camp is to make the operating system work on the IBM PowerPC G5.

27 December 2012 - PowerPC G5 - 24 Comments
BLAKE2: A New Alternative To MD5 & SHA-2/SHA-3

For those interested in cryptography, BLAKE2 has been announced as a new alternative for MD5 and SHA-2/3 algorithms. The benefits of BLAKE2 is better security than MD5 while being higher performance in software.

24 December 2012 - BLAKE2 - Add A Comment
Awesome 3.5 Window Manager Released

Awesome, the dynamic X window manager written in C and Lua that started off as a fork of dwm, is out with its version 3.5 "Last Christmas" release.

24 December 2012 - Awesome - 2 Comments
Opera 12.12 Web-Browser Released

For ending out the year, Opera 12.12 has been released as the latest version of the popular cross-platform Norwegian web-browser.

18 December 2012 - Norwegian Browser - 6 Comments
Samba 4.0.0 Officially Released

At long last Samba 4.0.0 has seen the light of day. Samba 4.0 was officially released today as the major rewrite of this widely used SMB/CIFS implementation.

11 December 2012 - Woohoo - 8 Comments
A New Project To Run Mac OS X Binaries On Linux

While there is the Wine project to run native Windows binaries on Linux (and other platforms), there's a new open-source project that's emerging for running Apple OS X binaries on Linux in a seamless manner.

8 December 2012 - Darling - 58 Comments
A Deep Look Into GPUs & Linux Graphics Drivers

Martin Peres, the developer who has been a longstanding contributor to the Nouveau graphics driver project, delivered two presentations at a recent French Linux event where he provided an introduction to graphics processors and the Linux graphics driver stack. The second talk focused upon GPUs and Linux drivers in much greater detail.

7 December 2012 - Martin Peres - Add A Comment

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