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Linux Security Slides: Secure Boot, Crypto, AppArmor

Aside from the 2012 GStreamer Conference, another mini-summit that happened the week of LinuxCon San Diego in late August was the Linux Security Summit. While there aren't videos, slides from this security summit are now available.

16 September 2012 - And More - 1 Comment
Avidemux Video Editor Gets Internal Rewrite

There's more Linux video editing news besides the new Cinelerra release and the forthcoming alpha of Lightworks for Linux. The latest open-source Linux video editing news is the release of Avidemux 2.6, which has seen its internals rewritten.

13 September 2012 - Avidemux - 2 Comments
GIMP Looks Towards GEGL, High Bit Depths, GTK3

Back in May was the long-awaited release of GIMP 2.8, and while this release was great and packed in many new features, there's still more to look forward to in the future of this open-source imaging program.

11 September 2012 - GIMP Roadmap - 18 Comments
Crack Becomes Compelling For General Purpose Coding

Version 0.7 of Crack, a general purpose scripting language aimed for high performance, has been released and it brings a number of new features and improvements. To its developers the Crack language is reaching a pay-off point as being an alternative to writing programs in Python, C++, or Java.

10 September 2012 - Crack 0.7 - 10 Comments
ALSA 1.0.26 Released

The user-space components to ALSA 1.0.26 has been released for improving Linux sound support.

6 September 2012 - ALSA 1.0.26 - 5 Comments
IcedTea-Web 1.3 Supports New GTK, Chromium

IcedTea-Web, the open-source web-browser plug-in for running Java applets and Java Web Start, has seen its first regular time-based release while packing in many bug-fixes and new features.

5 September 2012 - IcedTea - Add A Comment
Waffle: Run-Time Selecting GL, Windowing System

Chad Versace of Intel has been working on a cross-platform C library that defers selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. This makes it easier switching OpenGL back-end targets as well as going from X.Org to Wayland.

5 September 2012 - Waffle Library - 3 Comments
Cracking Broadcom's VideoCore With An Open Driver

Nearly two months ago I wrote that a major open-source ARM announcement was coming. "This forthcoming announcement, which isn't being detailed yet but will be yet another Linux graphics exclusive for Phoronix the near future, is something entirely different from the other recent open-source ARM Linux graphics advancements" So what's the announcement?

3 September 2012 - Broadcom VideoCore - 10 Comments
Qt Brisbane Developers Bid Farewell

While many Qt developers are rejoicing today over the long awaited Qt 5.0 beta release, Nokia's Qt Brisbane office was officially shutdown today and many of these Qt experts are now without jobs.

30 August 2012 - Qt Brisbane - 1 Comment
GStreamer Conference 2012: ALSA, OpenGL, Wayland

The annual GStreamer Conference ended yesterday. Here's a summary of the Phoronix coverage from this multimedia event that also included sessions about Wayland, OpenGL/Mesa, Intel and Valve collaborating, and other interesting topics.

29 August 2012 - GStreamer - 3 Comments
ALSA: Audio Compression Offloading, Power Savings

Besides lots of graphics talks at the GStreamer 2012 Conference, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was talked about with a status report and mentions of some features soon to be landing in future Linux kernel releases.

29 August 2012 - ALSA - 24 Comments

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