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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 Developers Reconsider MinGW For Qt 5.0

While we're now up to the Qt 5.0 beta stage, Qt developers are still settling for what MinGW implementation to use for the Windows build of Qt 5.0.
1 September 2012 - What To Use - 14 Comments

Open WebOS Beta Released With OpenEmbedded Build

The beta of the open webOS is now available for testing.
31 August 2012 - webOS Beta

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

Extending DRI2 For Video Handling Still Desired

More than a year ago there was a proposal for extending DRI2 to handle video support. While nothing has yet to be merged, DRI2 video support is still being sought after.
28 August 2012 - Still Talk Of It - 2 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

Twitter Is Set To Join The Linux Foundation

Next week the Linux Foundation will announce that Twitter is joining them as a member organization.
24 August 2012 - Twitter - 6 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

One Week To GStreamer Conf, LinuxCon San Diego

There's several interesting Linux events taking place next week in San Diego, California that will excite many Phoronix readers.
21 August 2012 - Conferences - 4 Comments

COGL 1.11.2 Supports SDL2, Betters GLES 2.0, Fixes Bugs

Cogl, the direct-state 3D graphics API spawned out of the Clutter tool-kit project, has seen its first development release for the forthcoming Cogl 1.12. Many changes are introduced in this new development build.
20 August 2012 - Clutter Cogl

Some Enlightenment EFL Components Hit v1.7 Beta

Last week there was the release of some 1.7 alpha packages for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), but today there's some beta packages.
18 August 2012 - Enlightenment EFL

Portable OpenCL 0.6 Released, Implementing OpenCL 1.2

Version 0.6 of POCL is now available, which is a portable OpenCL implementation that's targeting the Open Computing Language 1.2 specification.
17 August 2012 - POCL 0.6 - 4 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

Freedreno: Complex Fragment Shaders, VBOs

Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Linux graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, continues hitting new milestones.
16 August 2012 - New Freedreno Code - 12 Comments

Talk Of Qt 4.9, Backporting Qt 5.0 Features

There's a proposal to come up with a Qt 4.9 release, which would back-port more of the Qt 5.0 features to Qt4.
15 August 2012 - Qt Update - 7 Comments

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