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.
The Android port of the Qt tool-kit is coming together quite nicely with Qt 5.0.
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.
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.
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.
The list of accepted "dev rooms" for the FOSDEM 2013 conference have been announced.
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.
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.
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.
The long-awaited release of Enlightenment 0.17 is expected to happen within the next two weeks.
Git 1.8.0 was released on Sunday with a number of new features.
Miguel de Icaza has announced the release of Mono 3.0 for improving the Microsoft .NET capabilities on Linux and other operating systems.
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.
A new release of GLX-Dock/Cairo-Dock is now available with new features, including better integration of the Ubuntu Unity desktop.
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.
Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop.
Coming up next weekend is the first-ever LinuxDays event in Prague, which will happen alongside a Gentoo mini-conference, an openSUSE conference, and the SUSE Labs conference.
The E17 release manager has done a "desktop shootout" where he compares the start-up speed and resource consumption of the KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, Unity, and Unity 2D desktops. He also ended up throwing in E17 and TWM too.
Pushed to OpenBenchmarking.org over the night were several new and updated test profiles for Linux performance benchmarking.
Blender 2.64 was released today for the open-source animation/modelling software with improvements delivered for the creation of the Mango open movie project.
After being in alpha for a while and then beta since August, MythTV 0.26 was officially released today.
Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.
There's a new release of OpenShot, one of the popular open-source non-linear video editing applications.
The latest version of the Python programming language is now version 3.3.
After being in beta for a while, HP's Open webOS has a new release: version 1.0.
There's new improvements within the wonderful open-source APITrace utility for better profiling OpenGL games/applications.
Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at XDC2012 about his plans for "DRI2 Video" support.
The open-source Linux graphics driver stack could benefit from greater security.
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.
For those interested in the native port of ZFS to Linux, the work being done by LLNL and others continues to advance.
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