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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
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

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