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Opus Audio: Pairing Skype's SILC With CELT

For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more.

30 May 2012 - Audio Codec - 20 Comments
OpenMoko's New Endeavor: Giving Out IDs

With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses.

22 May 2012 - USB and MACs - 3 Comments
Ubuntu Developers Discuss Using Mono AOT

Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations.

12 May 2012 - Mono AOT - 49 Comments
PulseAudio 2.0 Runs On HURD, Has Jack Detection

Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door.

11 May 2012 - Finally - 86 Comments
Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal.

2 May 2012 - Maximal Open-Source - 80 Comments
CodeWeavers Is Working On A New Web Browser

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
GIMP 2.8.0 Is Finally Near With RC1 Release

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
Cairo 1.12 Is A Good Performance Story

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 Clarifies Killing Proprietary Drivers

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
KMSCON: A DRM-Based Terminal Emulator

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

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