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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

Skype 4.1 For Linux Released

Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux.
14 November 2012 - Skype 4.1 - 33 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Alpha 2 Released

With preparing to release Enlightenment E17 at the end of December, a second alpha release of the window manager is now available.
14 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17

Haiku Release 1 Alpha 4 Is Now Available

For those into the Haiku operating system, an open-source re-make of BeOS, the fourth alpha of its first release is now available. It's been nearly one and a half years since the Haiku Release 1 Alpha 3, so there's a lot of changes with this latest installment.
12 November 2012 - Haiku OS - 12 Comments

Lightworks Is Not As Open As Some Would Like

Lightworks has been talked about for the past two years as an open-source video editor and the Linux client was delayed multiple times. Lightworks ended up beginning a very limited alpha last month, but not everyone is happy.
11 November 2012 - Lightworks - 34 Comments

E17 Release Day Set For 21 December 2012

Following the first E17 Alpha release earlier this week, more details have emerged about the future direction of Enlightenment and the long-awaited official release.
10 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 6 Comments

Qt 5.0 Is Getting Into Shape On Android

The Android port of the Qt tool-kit is coming together quite nicely with Qt 5.0.
9 November 2012 - Qt5 Android

Opera 12.10 Browser Improves Extensions

The Norwegians have released Opera 12.10 this morning. While Windows and Mac OS X improvements are the primary focus of improvements for this release, an updated Linux version is also available.
6 November 2012 - Opera Web - 22 Comments

Tizen's Dawati Shell Has Gone Dormant

Dawati was an interesting desktop shell for the Tizen operating system that was pulled from the MeeGo project, but work on the project has more or less been halted for the past six months.
3 November 2012 - Dawati

There Might Be Another EXT4 Corruption Bug

It was only days ago that an EXT4 file-system corruption bug affected the stable Linux kernel, which was finally patched yesterday. Now though it looks like there may be another EXT4 corruption bug affecting the stable kernel.
1 November 2012 - EXT4 Corruption - 33 Comments

FOSDEM 2013 Dev Rooms Announced

The list of accepted "dev rooms" for the FOSDEM 2013 conference have been announced.
29 October 2012 - FOSDEM

Open-Source Flash Player Continues To Advance

While Adobe is no longer actively developing their Flash Player plug-in for Linux, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to advance. Lightspark 0.7.0 was released today.
28 October 2012 - Lightspark 0.7.0 - 35 Comments

DirectFB Continues To Gain New Features

While Wayland is sitting in the public limelight, DirectFB continues to exist as another means of handling Linux displays and input. DirectFB continues to quietly march on with new capabilities.
25 October 2012 - DirectFB - 5 Comments

Greg KH Updates USBView For GTK3, DebugFS

Greg Kroah-Hartman has updated his USBView program, a user-space utility he started more than one decade ago for displaying USB device information under Linux.
24 October 2012 - Greg KH - 2 Comments

Enlightenment 0.17 Release Is Just Days Away

The long-awaited release of Enlightenment 0.17 is expected to happen within the next two weeks.
22 October 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 1 Comment

Git 1.8.0 Gets New Features With Official Release

Git 1.8.0 was released on Sunday with a number of new features.
22 October 2012 - Git 1.8.0 - 1 Comment

Mono 3.0 Released With A Ton Of Improvements

Miguel de Icaza has announced the release of Mono 3.0 for improving the Microsoft .NET capabilities on Linux and other operating systems.
22 October 2012 - Mono 3.0 - 15 Comments

LinuxDays: An Open-Source Event Of Disorganization

The inaugural LinuxDays event took place the prior few days in Prague, Czech Republic where around 800 open-source developers and users converged for a series of meetings and technical sessions.
22 October 2012 - Crap Event - 6 Comments

GLX-Dock 3.1 Brings Better Unity Integration

A new release of GLX-Dock/Cairo-Dock is now available with new features, including better integration of the Ubuntu Unity desktop.
20 October 2012 - GLX-Dock - 2 Comments

Waffle 1.1 Gets EGL + GBM, Android Toppings

Chad Versace of Intel released Waffle 1.1.0 on Monday, which is a cross-platform library for deferring selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. Waffle makes it easy to switch between X11 with GLX or EGL, Wayland with OpenGL ES 2.0, and other windowing / GL API options.
16 October 2012 - Waffle 1.1 - 7 Comments

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