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The recently announced KDE Spark Tablet has an ARM Mali 400 as its graphics processor, which right now is backed by a closed-source user-space driver but that's changing thanks to the Lima driver that's providing a reverse-engineered open-source ARM Mali driver. Here's a demo of the Lima driver's Limare stack running on the KDE Spark Tablet hardware.
11 February 2012 - Limare - 33 Comments
The initial code push has taken place for the Lima Project, which is the open-source ARM Mali graphics driver that's under development.
10 February 2012 - Lima Project - 9 Comments
Besides the Intel chatter, Nouveau banging on OpenCL, Coreboot's less than interesting laptop, one of the other exciting meetings this past weekend in Brussels at FOSDEM was about DMA-BUF. DMA-BUF will help a range of Linux hardware drivers from embedded devices to multi-GPU desktops.
7 February 2012 - Buffer Sharing - 1 Comment
For open-source fans, here's the first shots of Limare running, in advance of the official announcement this weekend.
3 February 2012 - Lima Project - 3 Comments
There's still one week until the work will be officially announced, but the open-source "Lima" open-source graphics driver project has surfaced.
27 January 2012 - Lima - 17 Comments
After a very long and exhausting development process that's been going on since 2003, while simultaneously developing the Samba 3.x series, Samba 4.0 is dancing closer to an official release this year.
26 January 2012 - Samba 4 - 9 Comments
ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, last saw a major update in February of 2011. That changed this morning when ALSA 1.0.25 was released, which is a big feature release.
25 January 2012 - ALSA - 39 Comments
At SCALE 10x a new FUSE implementation was presented that while still having the file-system in user-space, the kernel component is now responsible for more of the work.
23 January 2012 - Caching - 1 Comment
Tuxera has released a new community version of their NTFS-3G FUSE file-system implementation. This release packs some new features.
22 January 2012 - NTFS On Linux - 10 Comments
MPlayer2 -- a fork of the popular MPlayer open-source project that's added on several new features -- has been quiet for a few months but is still being actively developed.
22 January 2012 - MPlayer Fork - 4 Comments
Besides formally announcing an open-source, reverse-engineered ARM graphics driver, there's lots of pother interesting X.Org / Wayland related talks happening in two weeks at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
22 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 2 Comments
For those less than impressed by Corel releasing some professional-grade Linux photography software earlier this month, Adobe still not providing native Linux clients for their popular applications, and haven't been fond of the major open-source photography programs out there, you may want to try out Darktable.
21 January 2012 - Open-Source - 3 Comments
The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo formally begins today in Los Angeles. Here's a preview.
21 January 2012 - SCALE 10x
Matthew Garrett has provided some insight regarding some of the problems still outstanding for Linux to handle UEFI Secure Boot.
17 January 2012 - Problems - 33 Comments
With the next GNOME 3.4 development release due out on Wednesday, several GNOME3 packages are being checked-in for release. In this latest round of updates, Clutter and Cogl have both been updated again to take better advantage of the Wayland Display Server.
17 January 2012 - Wayland Display Server - 2 Comments
Multi-threading in LLVM has been brought up and it looks like some developers may finally be taking on the challenge of bringing OpenMP support to this growing open-source compiler infrastructure.
16 January 2012 - Multi-Threading - 3 Comments
Btrfs isn't the only file-system to take advantage of Google's Snappy compression as a speedy means of transparent file compression, but the LessFS file-system has also supported Snappy for the past few months. This open-source file-system also has de-duplication support.
15 January 2012 - Both Features - 5 Comments
DirectFB 1.6 is about to be released this month and it will bring new features to the Direct Frame-Buffer project.
14 January 2012 - Coming Soon - 6 Comments
There's just one week left until the SCALE 10x open-source Linux event takes place in Los Angeles.
14 January 2012 - Los Angeles - 3 Comments
OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.
12 January 2012 - Samsung S3C
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