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Being worked on and discussed at the moment is a Microsoft DirectX/Direct3D back-end for the Qt5 tool-kit that leverages ANGLE.
22 May 2012 - Discussion
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
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
After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available.
11 May 2012 - PowerTOP 2.0 - 6 Comments
A Qt 5.0 discussion was held in Oakland on Monday.
8 May 2012 - Qt 5.0
LibVNCServer, an important VNC library used by many free software projects and might even be used in Wayland, had a major release on Friday.
5 May 2012 - LibVNC Server 0.9.9 - 1 Comment
With word this morning of Electronic Arts making plans with Ubuntu and now the release of GIMP 2.8, some may think that hell has frozen over.
3 May 2012 - Finally It's Here - 19 Comments
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
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
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
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