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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
Blender Can Do Simulations With Bullet Physics

Besides the Blender modelling software and game engine being ported to Android with OpenGL ES rendering support, another interesting GSoC project for this popular open-source project was Bullet Physics Library integration.

28 August 2012 - Blender-Bullet - 2 Comments
Haiku OS Ported To 64-bit, Picks Up OpenJDK Support

The Haiku operating system, the open-source BeOS-compatible platform, was successful in receiving a working x86_64 port this summer. Haiku 64-bit is working, but not all applications and drivers have yet been ported.

28 August 2012 - Linux Testing - 19 Comments
Blender On Android With OpenGL ES Now Works

One of the interesting Google Summer of Code projects this year was bringing OpenGL ES 2.0 support to the Blender Game Engine and also at the same time to port the game engine for this open-source modelling software to Android.

27 August 2012 - Blender Android - 7 Comments
PixelLight Open-Source 3D Framework Hits v1.0

After being in development for one decade, the PixelLight cross-platform open-source 3D application framework for use by games, simulators, and other visualization environments has reached version 1.0.

24 August 2012 - Version 1.0 - 2 Comments
Merging LightDM Log-In Manager For KDE Workspaces

The developer behind LightDM-KDE has called for merging the log-in manager into KDE Workspaces. KDM, however, will remain the default but it will become optional with LightDM-KDE being a build-time alternative.

22 August 2012 - KDE-LightDM - 15 Comments
ZFS File-System On Linux Moves Along

A new release of the native ZFS file-system module implementation for the Linux kernel (not the FUSE-based ZFS) has been released by the team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

16 August 2012 - New Release - 18 Comments
MythTV 0.26 Goes Into Beta

Following the MythTV 0.26 Alpha from last month, the first beta release of the MythTV 0.26 PVR/DVR open-source software is now available.

6 August 2012 - MythTV - Add A Comment
Nokia Reportedly Selling Off Qt

While word crept out last night that Nokia would be closing down their Brisbane office where several of the Qt components are maintained and developed, it looks like the Qt infliction is going much further. Nokia's now reportedly trying to offload Qt entirely.

1 August 2012 - Rumor - 50 Comments
Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For August 2012

In August on Phoronix will be more benchmarks of Mesa 8.1, a Linux review of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux benchmarks, and other interesting articles (e.g. Valve's latest Linux activities) and performance benchmark results.

1 August 2012 - Phoronix - 4 Comments
PathScale Working On DogFood, A New Dev IDE

PathScale is working on a new project that is internally dubbed "DogFood", it's a new integrated development environment (IDE) based upon Qt Creator but with a greater focus on C++ and other new development concepts.

1 August 2012 - PathScale DogFood - 15 Comments

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