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Major Open-Source ARM Announcement Coming

There's a very exciting open-source announcement coming soon that will please an increasing number of ARM Linux users and fans of open-source graphics drivers.
13 July 2012 - Delicious - 17 Comments

Entangle: Controlling Your DSLR Camera From Linux

Entangle is an open-source program that allows for "tethered shooting" from Linux with digital SLR camera. A major update to Entangle last weekend introduces new features.
13 July 2012 - Entangle Photo - 3 Comments

Gummiboot: A Simple UEFI Boot Manager

For those looking to experiment with UEFI support on Linux, one of the alternatives to GRUB2 and efilinux is Gummiboot. The Gummiboot UEFI boot manager is an up and coming choice that's under active development for playing with EFI images.
12 July 2012 - Gummiboot - 17 Comments

How To Recruit Open-Source Developers

Wondering how you can recruit open-source contributors for your project? Here's how.
11 July 2012 - Contributors - 2 Comments

DisplayLink USB GPU Hot-Plugging On Linux

With the very latest X.Org code, DisplayLink USB GPU hot-plugging now works properly under Linux.
10 July 2012 - It Works Now - 4 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Is Going To Be Released

Enlightenment E17 is actually going to be released, claims the project. There's now a release manager responsible for getting this window manager out the door after this version of Enlightenment was started back in 2000.
9 July 2012 - E17 Enlightenment - 41 Comments

DebConf Managua 2012 Begins Tomorrow

DebConf 2012, this year's Debian event, will begin on Sunday and run through next week.
7 July 2012 - Kicks Off - 1 Comment

Send/Receive Support For Btrfs Published

Experimental patches were published this week for the Btrfs file-system for "send/receive" support, which requires changes to btrfs-progs and the Btrfs kernel module that allow for creating a stream of instructions that can be replayed later.
6 July 2012 - Btrfs file-system - 9 Comments

OpenPhoneux / GTA04 Still Going As Niche Phone

The GTA04 is still being worked on and sought after by a small community of open-source enthusiasts and Linux developers as the next-generation OpenMoko platform. Unfortunately, the project has yet to really take off with success. As part of this there is the OpenPhoneux as "the future 'independent mobile handheld' project aiming at complete devices." Tomorrow also marks the four-year anniversary of the Neo FreeRunner launch.
3 July 2012 - OpenMoko - 14 Comments

One Week To DebConf 2012 Managua

Next week the annual Debian developers conference, DebConf, will begin in Managua, Nicaragua.
1 July 2012 - Debian Conference - 4 Comments

Pymothoa: JIT'ing Python Over LLVM

Here's another interesting open-source project that's leveraging LLVM to do some interesting things with the Python programming language.
30 June 2012 - Pymothoa - 4 Comments

Kinect With Qt Makes Cursor Out Of Your Hand

Microsoft's Kinect paired with the Qt tool-kit can allow using your hand as an input device, or what the developers are calling an "air cursor" for this open-source project.
27 June 2012 - Microsoft Kinect - 18 Comments

Enlightenment's EFL Gets Its Own Physics Library

The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) that power the Enlightenment window manager now has a physics component.
26 June 2012 - Enlightenment EFL - 30 Comments

Open Shading Language Continues Making Progress

Sony released the Open Shading Language in 2010 as "a small but rich language for programmable shading in advanced renderers and other applications." This simply wasn't a code drop of some no longer useful code to try to spark them some positive publicity, but OSL has kept advancing as an open-source shading language.
26 June 2012 - More Progress - 2 Comments

Freedreno 3D Driver Hits Rendering Milestone

While not as far along as the ARM Lima driver or even OpenFIMG, the open-source reverse-engineered "Freedreno" driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon graphics hardware has hit a rendering milestone. There's also a small ARM Mali driver update.
26 June 2012 - Woohoo - 5 Comments

An Overview Of Qt 5.0 Features

For those not up to speed on the features of the Qt 5.0 tool-kit, the feature list documentation was updated last week.
25 June 2012 - Listing

DirectFB 1.6 Brings OpenGL, Android Features

After being almost a half-year late, DirectFB 1.6 has been released.
25 June 2012 - Released - 5 Comments

OpenFIMG Graphics Driver Slow To Advance

When it comes to open-source reverse-engineered ARM graphics drivers, most of what's talked about these days is the Lima driver for ARM's Mali graphics cores and then Freedreno for Qualcomm's Snapdragon, but even older than those driver initiatives has been OpenFIMG.
24 June 2012 - OpenFIMG - 2 Comments

Sponsoring Open-Source Drivers For $1 Per Day?

An idea is being kicked around within the forums about sponsoring open-source driver development for one dollar per day.
22 June 2012 - New Idea - 15 Comments

Lightworks Is Almost Ready For Linux Release

Lightworks, the high-end non-linear video editor that was open-sourced, is almost ready to finally debut on Linux.
18 June 2012 - Lightworks - 10 Comments

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