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DRI2 Video Support Still Being Planned

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at XDC2012 about his plans for "DRI2 Video" support.
22 September 2012 - DRI2 Video Support - 6 Comments

Open-Source Graphics Drivers Need Better Security

The open-source Linux graphics driver stack could benefit from greater security.
20 September 2012 - Working On It - 3 Comments

LLVM Offered Into The Software Freedom Conservancy

The LLVM project applied to be part of the Software Freedom Conservancy and the Conservancy's Project Evaluation Committee has approved of accepting the increasingly popular open-source compiler infrastructure.
19 September 2012 - LLVM - 13 Comments

ZFS File-System On Linux Keeps Marching Along

For those interested in the native port of ZFS to Linux, the work being done by LLNL and others continues to advance.
19 September 2012 - New ZFS On Linux - 19 Comments

Digia Completes Its Nokia Qt Acquisition

Digia and Nokia have already closed on their deal for Qt to be offloaded from the Windows Phone vendor.
18 September 2012 - Digia Qt - 6 Comments

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

Samba 4.0 Makes It To Release Candidate Stage

After a lengthy development cycle, Samba 4.0 is now very close to being officially released and the first RC has surfaced.
14 September 2012 - Samba 4.0 RC1 - 8 Comments

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

Enlightenment E17 Is Another Step Closer To Release

Are you looking forward to the official -- and long-awaited -- release of Enlightenment's E17 in the near future?
11 September 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 17 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

Cinelerra 4.4 Betters Live Audio Processing, Plus More

While many are looking forward to the release of Lightworks for Linux next month, if you need a high-quality feature-rich non-linear video editor on Linux until then one of the few choices out there is Cinelerra.
11 September 2012 - Cinelerra - 4 Comments

Shuttleworth Tosses $1M Behind Open-Source Project

Mark Shuttleworth is investing one million dollars into an open-source project to support its rapid growth and community.
11 September 2012 - Mark Shuttleworth - 17 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.2 Is Faster, Packs In Many New Features

PostgreSQL 9.2 was released earlier today and presents some mighty impressive performance improvements along with other new features.
10 September 2012 - PostgreSQL - 6 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

Lightworks Linux Alpha Planned For Next Month

Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editor that was open-sourced in mid-2010, is finally about to see its long-awaited Linux release.
8 September 2012 - Lightworks - 25 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

Who's Leading The Development Of Mono

Here's some new statistics considering the development of the controversial Mono open-source ECMA CLI, C# and .NET implementation.
6 September 2012 - Mono Stats - 17 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Has Secret Release Plans

More information concerning the plans to finally release the Enlightenment E17 window manager will be revealed soon at LinuxCon Europe.
6 September 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 1 Comment

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

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

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