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Lennart Poettering, the Red Hat developer responsible for systemd, PulseAudio, and other open-source work, has shared what he calls the most awesome but least advertised feature of Fedora 17.
2 May 2012 - Fedora 17
Lars Knoll took to the mailing list to announce a delay in releasing Qt 5.0 until mid-to-late August.
1 May 2012 - Qt 5.0 - 5 Comments
CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser.
30 April 2012 - CrossOver - 18 Comments
The Moose File-System was updated in March with new features and capabilities.
29 April 2012 - Moose Updates - 1 Comment
The NGINX 1.2.0 open-source web-server was released this morning.
24 April 2012 - NGINX 1.2.0
Last October I wrote about the sad state of the Free Software Foundation's high priority projects... Most of the projects are basically not going anywhere. Many of them at the time were not really advancing in their goals, haven't had releases in a while, or coding hasn't even started. It's been more than a half-year and still there's no significant work towards clearing many of projects from the FSF list.
22 April 2012 - Free Software Foundation - 73 Comments
Lennart Poettering has shared a bunch of changes that have been made in his systemd world in recent months.
21 April 2012 - systemd - 7 Comments
While the DirectFB 1.6 release has suffered multiple delays since its original slated release for January, DirectFB 1.6 looks to be finally working its way out the door with its many new features.
18 April 2012 - DirectFB 1.6 - 12 Comments
GEGL in GIMP is finally going to be going full-speed. For GIMP 2.10 the open-source imaging program's core will be 100% ported to GEGL, the Generic Graphics Library.
18 April 2012 - Woohoo - 30 Comments
There's a new Linux graphics driver for allowing mini/pico/compact/handheld USB-interfacing display projectors to work under your favorite distribution.
7 April 2012 - Open-Source - 4 Comments
Red Hat's Matthew Garrett talked this week again about the troubles in supporting UEFI under Linux.
6 April 2012 - mjg Talks - 39 Comments
Rich Sands of Black Duck was presenting at this week's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and he shared some interesting statistics regarding open-source projects.
6 April 2012 - Black Duck's Ohloh - 4 Comments
GIMP 2.8 has had one hell of a long development cycle with work on it having commenced three years ago, but it looks like this release is nearly ready with the arrival of GIMP 2.8.0 RC1.
3 April 2012 - It's Finally Coming - 4 Comments
As I reported earlier this week, Cairo 1.12 was released earlier this week after being in development for the past year and a half. Besides other new features, the performance of Cairo 1.12 should be better than previous releases.
31 March 2012 - Cairo 1.12 - 4 Comments
Qualcomm has clarified their views today regarding the presentation of two of their Atheros developers proposing that all proprietary drivers be killed for good across all platforms and replaced with open-source drivers.
30 March 2012 - Clarification - 4 Comments
Announced yesterday was the release of kmscon, a terminal emulator for Linux that's similar to what's offered inside the kernel, but instead it's in user-space and relies upon the kernel's DRM interfaces as well as Mesa.
28 March 2012 - kmscon - 7 Comments
After a several month hiatus, the individual(s) working to reverse-engineer Skype's binary client have successfully "deobfuscated" the Skype 5.5 release.
27 March 2012 - Reverse-Engineering - 19 Comments
At a time when new graphics libraries are popping up like Enesim, Fog, Azure, and others, there's a major new release of Cairo. The Cairo 1.12 2D vector graphics library was released on Friday after being in development for the past year and a half and it introduces several major features.
26 March 2012 - Cairo Rendering Library - 5 Comments
There's new releases of some key EFL -- Enlightenment Foundation Libraries -- packages. This round of Enlightenment package updates has also introduced some new components.
24 March 2012 - Enlightenment - 9 Comments
Miguel de Icaza has announced the immediate release of Mono 2.11, which brings many changes for this controversial open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET platform for Linux and other operating systems.
22 March 2012 - Mono 2.11 - 82 Comments
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