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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

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

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

Skype Open-Source Back In Action, Breaks v5.5

After a several month hiatus, the individual(s) working to reverse-engineer Skype's binary client have successfully "deobfuscated" the Skype 5.5 release.
27 March 2012 - Reverse-Engineering - 19 Comments

Cairo 1.12 Released With Major New Features

At a time when new graphics libraries are popping up like Enesim, Fog, Azure, and others, there's a major new release of Cairo. The Cairo 1.12 2D vector graphics library was released on Friday after being in development for the past year and a half and it introduces several major features.
26 March 2012 - Cairo Rendering Library - 5 Comments

New Enlightenment EFL Package Releases

There's new releases of some key EFL -- Enlightenment Foundation Libraries -- packages. This round of Enlightenment package updates has also introduced some new components.
24 March 2012 - Enlightenment - 9 Comments

Mono 2.11 Release Brings Many Changes

Miguel de Icaza has announced the immediate release of Mono 2.11, which brings many changes for this controversial open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET platform for Linux and other operating systems.
22 March 2012 - Mono 2.11 - 82 Comments

PulseAudio 2.0 Is Set To Be Released Very Soon

While many Linux desktop enthusiasts still have nightmares concerning the early days of PulseAudio, the developers behind this common open-source audio server are planning to do a major 2.0 release before month's end.
15 March 2012 - PulseAudio 2.0 - 70 Comments

Enesim: A Flexible, Extensible Graphics Framework

Earlier this month I wrote about the Fog Framework, a high-performance graphics library alternative to the well-known Cairo. The principal developer of another open-source library, Enesim, has since written in about this project that works with the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries and focuses upon flexibility and extensibility.
12 March 2012 - Cairo, Fog Alternative - 6 Comments

DirectFB 1.6 Is Coming Soon While 2.0 Is Far-Out

Back in January the release of DirectFB 1.6 was imminent, but then the developers behind this frame-buffer project ended up dragging the release on for stabilization reasons. This month is now the project's revised target for doing the first DirectFB 1.6 stable release.
12 March 2012 - DirectFB - 2 Comments

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