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Merging LightDM Log-In Manager For KDE Workspaces

The developer behind LightDM-KDE has called for merging the log-in manager into KDE Workspaces. KDM, however, will remain the default but it will become optional with LightDM-KDE being a build-time alternative.
22 August 2012 - KDE-LightDM - 15 Comments

One Week To GStreamer Conf, LinuxCon San Diego

There's several interesting Linux events taking place next week in San Diego, California that will excite many Phoronix readers.
21 August 2012 - Conferences - 4 Comments

COGL 1.11.2 Supports SDL2, Betters GLES 2.0, Fixes Bugs

Cogl, the direct-state 3D graphics API spawned out of the Clutter tool-kit project, has seen its first development release for the forthcoming Cogl 1.12. Many changes are introduced in this new development build.
20 August 2012 - Clutter Cogl

Some Enlightenment EFL Components Hit v1.7 Beta

Last week there was the release of some 1.7 alpha packages for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), but today there's some beta packages.
18 August 2012 - Enlightenment EFL

Portable OpenCL 0.6 Released, Implementing OpenCL 1.2

Version 0.6 of POCL is now available, which is a portable OpenCL implementation that's targeting the Open Computing Language 1.2 specification.
17 August 2012 - POCL 0.6 - 4 Comments

ZFS File-System On Linux Moves Along

A new release of the native ZFS file-system module implementation for the Linux kernel (not the FUSE-based ZFS) has been released by the team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
16 August 2012 - New Release - 18 Comments

Freedreno: Complex Fragment Shaders, VBOs

Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Linux graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, continues hitting new milestones.
16 August 2012 - New Freedreno Code - 12 Comments

Talk Of Qt 4.9, Backporting Qt 5.0 Features

There's a proposal to come up with a Qt 4.9 release, which would back-port more of the Qt 5.0 features to Qt4.
15 August 2012 - Qt Update - 7 Comments

Integrating Videobuf2 With DMA-BUF Still Being Done

Aside from the ongoing DMA-BUF PRIME enablement work, Linux kernel developers are also still hacking on Videobuf2 with DMA-BUF support.
15 August 2012 - Videobuf2

A New Round Of Enlightenment EFL 1.7 Alphas

Prior to commencing the weekend, the Enlightenment crew released a new round of alpha releases for EFL 1.7.
11 August 2012 - New Alpha Releases

GLAMOR 0.5 Acceleration Library Released

Intel's GLAMOR 2D acceleration library over OpenGL is further glamorized by its new v0.5.0 release.
10 August 2012 - New GLAMOR - 4 Comments

FlashROM 0.9.6 Released For Open-Source BIOS Flashing

FlashROM 0.9.6 has been released, which is an open-source utility for reading/writing/erasing/validating flash ROM chips for BIOS/UEFI/CoreBoot/Firmware/ROM images on motherboards and other devices.
9 August 2012 - FlashROM - 7 Comments

HelenOS 0.5: Micro-Kernel Multi-Server OS Release

HelenOS 0.5.0 has been released, which is a micro-kernel multi-server open-source operating system.
9 August 2012 - HelenOS - 5 Comments

Digia Buys Out Qt From Nokia

Digia has bought out Qt from Nokia. Uh oh?
9 August 2012 - Yep, It Happened - 75 Comments

LibreOffice 3.6 Open-Source Office Suite Released

LibreOffice 3.6 was released today, which is described by the project as "the fourth major release of the best free office suite ever."
8 August 2012 - LibreOffice - 11 Comments

MythTV 0.26 Goes Into Beta

Following the MythTV 0.26 Alpha from last month, the first beta release of the MythTV 0.26 PVR/DVR open-source software is now available.
6 August 2012 - MythTV

Nokia's Actions Already Harm Qt 5.0 Release

With Nokia shutting down their Qt Australia office -- and looking to sell off Qt -- this has already directly harmed the forthcoming Qt 5.0 tool-kit release.
2 August 2012 - Nokia Qt - 41 Comments

Nokia Reportedly Selling Off Qt

While word crept out last night that Nokia would be closing down their Brisbane office where several of the Qt components are maintained and developed, it looks like the Qt infliction is going much further. Nokia's now reportedly trying to offload Qt entirely.
1 August 2012 - Rumor - 50 Comments

Upcoming Linux Benchmarks For August 2012

In August on Phoronix will be more benchmarks of Mesa 8.1, a Linux review of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux benchmarks, and other interesting articles (e.g. Valve's latest Linux activities) and performance benchmark results.
1 August 2012 - Phoronix - 4 Comments

PathScale Working On DogFood, A New Dev IDE

PathScale is working on a new project that is internally dubbed "DogFood", it's a new integrated development environment (IDE) based upon Qt Creator but with a greater focus on C++ and other new development concepts.
1 August 2012 - PathScale DogFood - 15 Comments

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