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Waffle 1.1 Gets EGL + GBM, Android Toppings

Chad Versace of Intel released Waffle 1.1.0 on Monday, which is a cross-platform library for deferring selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. Waffle makes it easy to switch between X11 with GLX or EGL, Wayland with OpenGL ES 2.0, and other windowing / GL API options.
16 October 2012 - Waffle 1.1 - 7 Comments

Zenwalk Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler

Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop.
15 October 2012 - Zenwalk - 6 Comments

One Week To LinuxDays In Prague

Coming up next weekend is the first-ever LinuxDays event in Prague, which will happen alongside a Gentoo mini-conference, an openSUSE conference, and the SUSE Labs conference.
13 October 2012 - Prague - 1 Comment

E17 Does A Desktop Shootout, The Winner Is....

The E17 release manager has done a "desktop shootout" where he compares the start-up speed and resource consumption of the KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, Unity, and Unity 2D desktops. He also ended up throwing in E17 and TWM too.
10 October 2012 - TWM Manager - 54 Comments

New & Updated Linux Benchmarks

Pushed to OpenBenchmarking.org over the night were several new and updated test profiles for Linux performance benchmarking.
4 October 2012 - Benchmarking - 2 Comments

Blender 2.64 Brings Improvements For Open Movie

Blender 2.64 was released today for the open-source animation/modelling software with improvements delivered for the creation of the Mango open movie project.
3 October 2012 - Blender 2.64

MythTV 0.26 Advances The Open-Source HTPC

After being in alpha for a while and then beta since August, MythTV 0.26 was officially released today.
2 October 2012 - MythTV 0.26 - 5 Comments

Git 1.8 Is Being Readied With New Features

Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.
2 October 2012 - Git 1.8 - 7 Comments

OpenShot Video Editor 1.4.3 Packs New Features

There's a new release of OpenShot, one of the popular open-source non-linear video editing applications.
1 October 2012 - OpenShot

Python 3.3 Now Available

The latest version of the Python programming language is now version 3.3.
1 October 2012 - Python 3.3 - 1 Comment

Open webOS 1.0 Released

After being in beta for a while, HP's Open webOS has a new release: version 1.0.
28 September 2012 - Open webOS - 8 Comments

OpenGL Profiling Improvements With APITrace

There's new improvements within the wonderful open-source APITrace utility for better profiling OpenGL games/applications.
27 September 2012 - New Features - 2 Comments

DRI2 Video Support Still Being Planned

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at XDC2012 about his plans for "DRI2 Video" support.
22 September 2012 - DRI2 Video Support - 6 Comments

Open-Source Graphics Drivers Need Better Security

The open-source Linux graphics driver stack could benefit from greater security.
20 September 2012 - Working On It - 3 Comments

LLVM Offered Into The Software Freedom Conservancy

The LLVM project applied to be part of the Software Freedom Conservancy and the Conservancy's Project Evaluation Committee has approved of accepting the increasingly popular open-source compiler infrastructure.
19 September 2012 - LLVM - 13 Comments

ZFS File-System On Linux Keeps Marching Along

For those interested in the native port of ZFS to Linux, the work being done by LLNL and others continues to advance.
19 September 2012 - New ZFS On Linux - 19 Comments

Digia Completes Its Nokia Qt Acquisition

Digia and Nokia have already closed on their deal for Qt to be offloaded from the Windows Phone vendor.
18 September 2012 - Digia Qt - 6 Comments

Linux Security Slides: Secure Boot, Crypto, AppArmor

Aside from the 2012 GStreamer Conference, another mini-summit that happened the week of LinuxCon San Diego in late August was the Linux Security Summit. While there aren't videos, slides from this security summit are now available.
16 September 2012 - And More - 1 Comment

Samba 4.0 Makes It To Release Candidate Stage

After a lengthy development cycle, Samba 4.0 is now very close to being officially released and the first RC has surfaced.
14 September 2012 - Samba 4.0 RC1 - 8 Comments

Avidemux Video Editor Gets Internal Rewrite

There's more Linux video editing news besides the new Cinelerra release and the forthcoming alpha of Lightworks for Linux. The latest open-source Linux video editing news is the release of Avidemux 2.6, which has seen its internals rewritten.
13 September 2012 - Avidemux - 2 Comments

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