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Microsoft DirectX Back-End Support For Qt

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 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

PowerTOP 2.0 Finally Sees Release

After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available.
11 May 2012 - PowerTOP 2.0 - 6 Comments

Qt 5.0 Is Going To Like LLVMpipe, Wayland

A Qt 5.0 discussion was held in Oakland on Monday.
8 May 2012 - Qt 5.0

LibVNCServer 0.9.9 Brings IPv6, TurboVNC Encoder

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

Did Hell Freeze Over? GIMP 2.8 Released

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

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

The Most Awesome But Least-Advertised F17 Feature

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

Qt 5.0 Final Release Delayed To August

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 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

The Moose File-System Remains Tasty

The Moose File-System was updated in March with new features and capabilities.
29 April 2012 - Moose Updates - 1 Comment

NGINX 1.2.0 Web Server Released

The NGINX 1.2.0 open-source web-server was released this morning.
24 April 2012 - NGINX 1.2.0

Many FSF Priority Projects Still Not Progressing

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

Systemd Gets A Bunch Of Changes

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

A Crazy Demo Showing The Ilixi Compositor In DirectFB 1.6

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

GIMP 2.10 To Be Fully Ported To GEGL Core

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

A Linux Driver For USB-Based Projectors

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

UEFI On Linux Is Like A Pathogen

Red Hat's Matthew Garrett talked this week again about the troubles in supporting UEFI under Linux.
6 April 2012 - mjg Talks - 39 Comments

The Growing Number Of Open-Source Projects

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

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