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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

SparkleShare 1.0 Released For Git-Based File Sharing

SparkleShare is an open-source file synchronization and collaboration tool that's powered by Git. After being in development for a long time, SparkleShare 1.0 was released on Sunday.
10 December 2012 - SparkleShare - 5 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 - 5 Comments

Lima GPU Driver Faces Changes, Advancements

There are significant driver changes to report on for the reverse-engineered open-source Lima graphics driver project for providing ARM Mali graphics support.
7 December 2012 - Lima Driver Shake-Up - 9 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Goes Into Beta

After pushing out eight alpha releases in a feverish pace, Enlightenment E17 is now into a beta state after being in active development for the past decade.
7 December 2012 - E17 Beta - 10 Comments

DarkTable 1.1 Supports OpenCL For Images

DarkTable is an open-source photography workflow application and RAW developer that provides a virtual light table and dark-room. The 1.1 release of this leading free software program for dealing with RAW images now supports utilizing OpenCL plus other new features.
6 December 2012 - DarkTable - 5 Comments

A New Build Of Qt 5.0 Surfaces For Testing

Digia has put out a new Qt 5.0 package for those interested in testing out this major tool-kit update that will hopefully be released before month's end.
4 December 2012 - Qt 5.0 Digia - 1 Comment

Git 1.8.1 Adding New Features, Fixes

One month after Git 1.8.0 was released, Git 1.8.1 is now being prepared with several new features as well as fixes.
4 December 2012 - Git 1.8.1

FlashFire: Buffer-Based Write Reordering For SSDs

FlashFire is a buffer-based write reordering layer for SSDs on Linux, which can lead to greater disk performance for flash-based storage devices.
3 December 2012 - Write Reordering Layer - 3 Comments

Qt 5.0 Release Still Planned By Year's End

Lars Knoll has laid out his plans for branching the Qt 5.0 code-base and seeing the long-awaited update to the popular open-source toolkit see the light of day before year's end.
28 November 2012 - Qt 5.0

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 6 Packs Many Changes

It's time yet again for another Enlightenment E17 Alpha release. It's only been four days since E17 Alpha 5 but there is now already E17 Alpha 6 with a huge number of changes.
28 November 2012 - E17 Alpha 6

LibreOffice 4.0 Alpha 1 Is Freed For Testing

For those interested in testing out a new open-source office suite this holiday weekend, LibreOffice 4.0 Alpha 1 was quietly tagged this week.
24 November 2012 - LibreOffice - 54 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 5 Works On Its Default Theme

New Enlightenment E17 Alpha releases are coming out at a record pace considering that it's taken a decade to get to the first alpha stage. E17 Alpha 4 came just three days ago and there's already a fifth alpha now available.
24 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 7 Comments

Jolla Presents Sailfish OS MeeGo-Fork

Jolla, the Finnish company that was formed by many ex-Nokia employees that were responsible for their MeeGo work and the Nokia N9 smart-phone until Nokia jumped in bed with Microsoft for the Windows Phone, finally showcased its Linux OS today: Sailfish, a fork of MeeGo Linux.
21 November 2012 - Jolla - 26 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 4 Released

Just a couple days after the release of E17 Alpha 3 there is a fourth alpha version of the forthcoming Enlightenment release.
21 November 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments

Gentoo Developers Unhappy, Fork udev

The udev code-base has been forked by Gentoo Linux developers after they -- and other parties -- have been unhappy with the future direction of udev as set by systemd developers.
16 November 2012 - Udev Forked - 96 Comments

Netflix Comes To Linux Via Silverlight On Patched Wine

Netflix video streaming is now available on Linux through the use of Wine. When running a specially patched version of Wine in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows versions of Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight, Netflix can now do Internet video streaming to the Linux desktop.
15 November 2012 - Netflix - 21 Comments

CGit Maintainer Disappears, Security Hole Found

The maintainer behind the open-source CGit project, the popular web front-end to viewing Git repositories, disappeared some months ago. Since then a new maintainer has taken over work on this widely-used software while also discovering a nasty security hole that allows arbitrary command execution. A new CGit release has now occurred under the new leadership to address this problem.
15 November 2012 - Disappearance - 6 Comments

Canonical Releases Upstart 1.6

While most Linux distributions have moved on to using systemd as their init daemon replacement, Canonical is still investing in their Upstart init daemon for Ubuntu. Upstart 1.6 has now been released and it presents several new features.
15 November 2012 - Ubuntu Job Supervisor - 69 Comments

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