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LibreOffice Coming To iOS, Android & The Web

The LibreOffice media team has passed along some new information about what was revealed at this week's LibreOffice conference. At the Paris conference, experimental versions of LibreOffice for iOS, Android, and for web-browsers were revealed.

14 October 2011 - LibreOffice Future - Add A Comment
The Linux GPU Driver Limitations For Opera 12

For those interested in the GPU hardware acceleration support for Opera 12 that was made available with this morning's release of Opera 12 Alpha, here's the stipulations regarding the "out of the box" Linux GPU driver support.

13 October 2011 - Details - 2 Comments
Opera 12 Brings GPU Acceleration, Other Features

The Norwegian developers behind the Opera web-browser have released Opera 12 Alpha this morning with several new features. Among the goods in Opera 12 is a new HTML5 parser, full ECMAScript 5.1 compliance, improved memory efficiency, and most notable to end-users is now full GPU hardware acceleration with WebGL support.

13 October 2011 - Norwegian Browsers - 3 Comments
NGINX Goes Commercial, Raises $3M USD

NGINX, the open-source web server that's the third most popular on the planet and known for its high performance abilities, has managed a three million dollar (USD) series-A round of venture funding as commercial aspirations form.

12 October 2011 - Venture Funding - Add A Comment
Subversion 1.7 Brings Major Feature Changes

For those still on the Subversion revision control system rather than Git, Subversion 1.7 was released today and it presents some major changes and new features for this Apache Software Foundation project.

11 October 2011 - Subversion - 2 Comments
How To Become A Free Software Developer

Lennart Poettering, the Red Hat developer based out of Berlin who's responsible for key open-source projects like PulseAudio and systemd, has offered a presentation on key facts you need to know about becoming a free software developer/hacker.

7 October 2011 - Lennart - 6 Comments
Facebook's Flashcache For The Linux Kernel

Facebook has made many open-source contributions over the years from their high-performance PHP-To-C++ compiler, to parts of their infrastructure, to some of their development tools. One of their open-source projects they made public last year for increasing their database performance was Flashcache. Flashcache is a kernel module that provides a block cache for Linux with various caching modes.

25 September 2011 - Flashcache - 23 Comments
OpenShot 1.4 Video Editor Released

If you would rather not wait around for the hopeful emergence of the Novacut or Lightworks non-linear video editing applications for Linux, one of the options you can use today is the brand new OpenShot 1.4 NLE.

24 September 2011 - New Release - 6 Comments
Lightworks Hopes To Ship In November

Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editor (NLE) that was announced in April of 2010 it would be going open-source, is prepping for its next major milestone. The developers behind this award-winning video editor are getting their Mac OS X and Linux ports in order and hope to provide the next Lightworks release in late November.

8 September 2011 - Finally - 2 Comments
SDFS: A File-System With Inline De-Duplication

ZFS is known for its de-duplication support and there are other file-systems (such as Dragonfly's HAMMER, plus work-in-progress support for Btrfs) that support this data compression feature of eliminating duplicate data. There's also a new project that we have just learned about which is SDFS, a file-system that offers inline de-duplication support.

17 August 2011 - SDFS - 8 Comments
OpenCL Is Coming To The GIMP Via GEGL

Outside of the direct X.Org / Mesa / Linux work being done this year as part of Google's Summer of Code, one of the more interesting projects is work by a student developer with GIMP who is bringing OpenCL support to the graphics program's GEGL image library.

16 August 2011 - OpenCL - 55 Comments
Samba 3.6 Brings SMB2 Support

Samba, the leading open-source implementation of Microsoft's SMB/CIFS networking protocol, has reached version 3.6 with a handful of new features.

10 August 2011 - Samba Server - 3 Comments
XtreemFS: A Distributed & Replicated File-System

While EXT4 and Btrfs are the most talked about file-systems on Phoronix, there are certainly many more out there, especially when it comes to distributed file-systems and those largely only targeting enterprise environments. One example is XtreemFS, which is an open-source file-system that is distributed with support for clients and servers from any location and connected together using the Internet. This GPLv2-licensed file-system is also meant to easily replicate data across data-centers to reduce latency and network traffic.

10 August 2011 - Open-Source Too - Add A Comment
Moto: From Dining To Open-Source Software

Two months ago there was a mention of Moto on Phoronix as being a place for a wonderful (and tasty) high-tech dinner. At the time it was mentioned just for their use of interesting technologies to make wonderful dishes, and partnerships with NASA and other organizations to conduct food research. Come to find out, my favorite American restaurant is also entering the open-source software business. The restaurant is working on some interesting open-source code... In particular, they're hoping to revolutionize restaurant management software with this project they have been working on, dubbed Moto Matrix.

9 August 2011 - Moto Matrix - 2 Comments
Xamarin Puts Out Its First Mono Release

In early May there was the announcement that Attachmate was letting go of all Mono developers (Phoronix was, again, the first to break the story) following their acquisition of Novell/SUSE. Following that, Miguel de Icaza started a new company to foster future growth of the Mono platform. Last month there was then the hand-off of Mono to Xamarin (Miguel's new company) and this afternoon there is now the first official release of Xamarin Mono.

4 August 2011 - New Build - 2 Comments
Java SE 7 Finally Sees The Light Of Day

Just landing in Europe now for the Phoronix Oslo event taking place tonight in Aker Brygge, but the news on the Internet seems to be that -- at long last -- Oracle has officially released Java SE 7.

28 July 2011 - Officially Released - 33 Comments
One Last Call To Make Novacut A Reality

While the latest Humble Indie Bundle is pulling in money at a fierce rate (up to nearly $500k USD in one day), that isn't true for all open-source projects. At the start of the month I mentioned Novacut, which attempts to be yet another open-source video editor. What Novacut is trying to do different from the rest is become the world's first real-time collaborative video editor designed for HDSLR cameras with support for cloud-based storage and rendering. Unfortunately, they're struggling a bit on Kickstarter.

27 July 2011 - Novacut Video Editor - 18 Comments
CUPS 1.5.0 Released With Several New Features

For those still in a non-paper-less world, CUPS, the printing system for Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems, has been updated. CUPS 1.5 was just officially released today and its release, which is largely developed by Apple, comes just shortly following the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion release. CUPS 1.5 brings several new features and changes to the printing world.

25 July 2011 - CUPS Print Server - 3 Comments
Linux.Conf.Au 2012 Call For Papers

The 2012 Linux.Conf.Au conference will be taking place from the 16th to 20th of January. This very popular Linux conference is taking place next year in the smaller city of Ballarat, which is a few hours outside of Melbourne. The organizers behind this conference have just issued a call for presentations.

17 July 2011 - Opened Up - 1 Comment
Apple Time Machine Come To Linux, Sort Of

Apple Time Machine is a feature that was introduced in Mac OS X 10.5 nearly four years ago, which allows the automatic creation of incremental file back-ups that can be restored at a later date, either for the entire system or just an individual file. Mac OS X programs can also become Time Machine-aware themselves to take advantage of these incremental backups. Basic read-only support for better managing Apple Time Machine back-ups is now available to Linux users via a new virtual file-system aptly called the Time Machine File-System.

7 July 2011 - Read-Only FUSE Support - 7 Comments
MLAA For Mesa Is Ready For Testing

When it comes to this year's Mesa / X projects as part of Google's Summer of Code, progress is being made beyond just the OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker that's now capable of building OpenCL native kernels. Lauri Kasanen, the student developer working on Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) for Mesa, has it working!

6 July 2011 - Prost! - 56 Comments

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