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Integrating Videobuf2 With DMA-BUF Still Being Done

Aside from the ongoing DMA-BUF PRIME enablement work, Linux kernel developers are also still hacking on Videobuf2 with DMA-BUF support.
15 August 2012 - Videobuf2

A New Round Of Enlightenment EFL 1.7 Alphas

Prior to commencing the weekend, the Enlightenment crew released a new round of alpha releases for EFL 1.7.
11 August 2012 - New Alpha Releases

GLAMOR 0.5 Acceleration Library Released

Intel's GLAMOR 2D acceleration library over OpenGL is further glamorized by its new v0.5.0 release.
10 August 2012 - New GLAMOR - 4 Comments

FlashROM 0.9.6 Released For Open-Source BIOS Flashing

FlashROM 0.9.6 has been released, which is an open-source utility for reading/writing/erasing/validating flash ROM chips for BIOS/UEFI/CoreBoot/Firmware/ROM images on motherboards and other devices.
9 August 2012 - FlashROM - 7 Comments

HelenOS 0.5: Micro-Kernel Multi-Server OS Release

HelenOS 0.5.0 has been released, which is a micro-kernel multi-server open-source operating system.
9 August 2012 - HelenOS - 5 Comments

Digia Buys Out Qt From Nokia

Digia has bought out Qt from Nokia. Uh oh?
9 August 2012 - Yep, It Happened - 75 Comments

LibreOffice 3.6 Open-Source Office Suite Released

LibreOffice 3.6 was released today, which is described by the project as "the fourth major release of the best free office suite ever."
8 August 2012 - LibreOffice - 11 Comments

MythTV 0.26 Goes Into Beta

Following the MythTV 0.26 Alpha from last month, the first beta release of the MythTV 0.26 PVR/DVR open-source software is now available.
6 August 2012 - MythTV

Nokia's Actions Already Harm Qt 5.0 Release

With Nokia shutting down their Qt Australia office -- and looking to sell off Qt -- this has already directly harmed the forthcoming Qt 5.0 tool-kit release.
2 August 2012 - Nokia Qt - 41 Comments

Nokia Reportedly Selling Off Qt

While word crept out last night that Nokia would be closing down their Brisbane office where several of the Qt components are maintained and developed, it looks like the Qt infliction is going much further. Nokia's now reportedly trying to offload Qt entirely.
1 August 2012 - Rumor - 50 Comments

Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For August 2012

In August on Phoronix will be more benchmarks of Mesa 8.1, a Linux review of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux benchmarks, and other interesting articles (e.g. Valve's latest Linux activities) and performance benchmark results.
1 August 2012 - Phoronix - 4 Comments

PathScale Working On DogFood, A New Dev IDE

PathScale is working on a new project that is internally dubbed "DogFood", it's a new integrated development environment (IDE) based upon Qt Creator but with a greater focus on C++ and other new development concepts.
1 August 2012 - PathScale DogFood - 15 Comments

Nokia Slams Office Working On Qt Components

Word has leaked out that Nokia will be shutting down their Brisbane Australia office next month. This is the office that's responsible for developing and maintaining several Qt components.
31 July 2012 - Ouch - 35 Comments

KLANG: A New Linux Audio System For The Kernel

A developer has begun working on a new audio sub-system for the Linux kernel, which he is referring to as KLANG, the Kernel Level Audio Next Generation. KLANG was conceived after the developer became frustrated by ALSA, OSS4, and PulseAudio.
31 July 2012 - PulseAudio - 206 Comments

Freedreno Driver Gets Working Shader Assembler

Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Snapdragon graphics driver, continues to advance. The latest accomplishment of the Freedreno Linux driver is that it now has its own working shader assembler, which means Freedreno can now work without any binary blob dependence.
29 July 2012 - Freedreno - 4 Comments

GLAMOR 0.5 To Advance 2D Over OpenGL

With the Radeon driver now supporting GLAMOR acceleration -- it works for all hardware, but for Radeon HD 7000 series and newer its the only way of 2D HW acceleration -- this 2D-over-OpenGL architecture became more interesting.
29 July 2012 - Coming Soon - 23 Comments

Apple OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux

For those that somehow didn't hear yet, Apple released OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" on Wednesday.
26 July 2012 - Coming Soon - 9 Comments

Mono Working Close With Microsoft, Gets $12M USD

Xamarin, the company behind the controversial Mono software platform that was born by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman when the Mono developers got let go from Novell, has announced a series-A financing round worth twelve million USD. They're also continuing to work closely with Microsoft.
24 July 2012 - Series-A - 58 Comments

Gatling: High-Performance Open-Source Server

After recently bringing up the G-WAN web-server, a Phoronix reader brought up Gatling. The Gatling software is a high-performance open-source web-server not known as widely as Apache, Nginx, or lighttpd.
22 July 2012 - Gatling Web - 14 Comments

G-WAN Web Server Claims Speed Records, Features

While it hasn't been talked about much recently, still in existence and seeing new releases is G-WAN, a free but binary-only web server. G-WAN makes claims of being much faster than Apache, IIS, Nginx, and other web-serving alternatives.
19 July 2012 - G-WAN - 59 Comments

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