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Shuttleworth Tosses $1M Behind Open-Source Project

Mark Shuttleworth is investing one million dollars into an open-source project to support its rapid growth and community.
11 September 2012 - Mark Shuttleworth - 17 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.2 Is Faster, Packs In Many New Features

PostgreSQL 9.2 was released earlier today and presents some mighty impressive performance improvements along with other new features.
10 September 2012 - PostgreSQL - 6 Comments

Crack Becomes Compelling For General Purpose Coding

Version 0.7 of Crack, a general purpose scripting language aimed for high performance, has been released and it brings a number of new features and improvements. To its developers the Crack language is reaching a pay-off point as being an alternative to writing programs in Python, C++, or Java.
10 September 2012 - Crack 0.7 - 10 Comments

Lightworks Linux Alpha Planned For Next Month

Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editor that was open-sourced in mid-2010, is finally about to see its long-awaited Linux release.
8 September 2012 - Lightworks - 25 Comments

ALSA 1.0.26 Released

The user-space components to ALSA 1.0.26 has been released for improving Linux sound support.
6 September 2012 - ALSA 1.0.26 - 5 Comments

Who's Leading The Development Of Mono

Here's some new statistics considering the development of the controversial Mono open-source ECMA CLI, C# and .NET implementation.
6 September 2012 - Mono Stats - 17 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Has Secret Release Plans

More information concerning the plans to finally release the Enlightenment E17 window manager will be revealed soon at LinuxCon Europe.
6 September 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 1 Comment

IcedTea-Web 1.3 Supports New GTK, Chromium

IcedTea-Web, the open-source web-browser plug-in for running Java applets and Java Web Start, has seen its first regular time-based release while packing in many bug-fixes and new features.
5 September 2012 - IcedTea

Waffle: Run-Time Selecting GL, Windowing System

Chad Versace of Intel has been working on a cross-platform C library that defers selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. This makes it easier switching OpenGL back-end targets as well as going from X.Org to Wayland.
5 September 2012 - Waffle Library - 3 Comments

KMSCUBE: Spinning Cube Comes To The KMS Console

KMSCUBE has been announced this morning, which is a simple multi-colored spinning cube for running from the KMS console directly.
4 September 2012 - KMSCUBE - 14 Comments

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

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