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BlueZ 5.26 Taks Aim At Bluetooth 4.2 & Android 5.0

BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, boasts more features with today's release of version 5.26.
12 December 2014 - BlueZ

F2FS On Linux 3.19 To Support Faster Boot Times

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see another round of improvements with the now in-development Linux 3.19 kernel.
10 December 2014 - F2FS - 6 Comments

Hack Adds Async Cooperative Multitasking For Fake Multi-Threading

The latest addition to Facebook's PHP-based Hack programming language is an interesting concept of cooperative multitasking for providing threading-like capabilities while only really executing one piece of code at a time.
6 December 2014 - Hack - 6 Comments

Gngr Begins Open-Sourcing Their Web Browser Code

Last month on Phoronix I wrote about the Gngr project, a web browser focused on the user's privacy that was written from scratch. Bits of this web browser are now starting to be open-sourced.
1 December 2014 - Gngr - 13 Comments

FLAC 1.3.1 Improves Decoding Efficiency, Some Faster Encoding Too

Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0.
27 November 2014 - FLAC 1.3.1 - 12 Comments

Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes

Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release.
26 November 2014 - Git 2.2

ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced

The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.
24 November 2014 - ArrayFire - 16 Comments

HandBrake 0.10 Brings H.265 & VP8 Encoders

Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released.
23 November 2014 - QuickSync Too - 5 Comments

Gngr: A New Web Browser Focused On Privacy

A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.
23 November 2014 - Gngr - 30 Comments

Fifth: A New Web Browser Based On WebKitFLTK

A developer saddened by the poor state of the Opera web-browser on Linux has taken to writing his open-source web browser that carries the best features from Opera.
15 November 2014 - Fifth - 46 Comments

A New High-Performance, Bindless Graphics API Comes To Rust

Gfx-rs is the name of a new high-performance, bindless graphics API that tries to be better than OpenGL, at least when dealing with the maturing Rust language.
15 November 2014 - Gfx-Rs - 15 Comments

PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future

Last month during the Linux Foundation events in Düsseldorf, Germany was also a PulseAudio Mini Summit where the developers behind the once controversial Linux sound system had plotted some of their plans for the future.
11 November 2014 - PulseAudio - 60 Comments

LibreOffice 4.4 To Have A New OpenGL Back-End

Michael Meeks has shared that LibreOffice 4.4 will feature some dramatic OpenGL improvements.
10 November 2014 - LibreOffice OpenGL - 23 Comments

Limba: Experimental Linux Software Installer Using OverlayFS

Running off systemd's new Linux software/packaging vision, Matthias Klumpp has proposed Limba, an experimental software installer that doesn't depend upon Btrfs but rather technologies that have been mostly mainline for a while.
10 November 2014 - Limba Installer - 20 Comments

BlueZ 5.25 Supports Android Lollipop Features

The latest release of BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, is now available and adds support for a number of new features.
9 November 2014 - Bluetooth - 3 Comments

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Improves Open-Source File Synchronization

Version 1.7.0 of ownCloud's open-source client is now available for this Dropbox competitor.
8 November 2014 - ownCloud - 5 Comments

Git 2.2 Is Coming Forward With Many Changes

The Git 2.2.0 release candidate 1 is now available as this latest big update to Git stabilizes.
8 November 2014 - Git 2.2 RC1 - 14 Comments

Facebook Open-Sources Its C++ HTTP Framework/Server

Facebook's latest open-source code contribution to the public is Proxygen, a C++ HTTP framework with HTTP/SPDY server capabilities that it's been using internally in place of Apache and Nginx servers.
5 November 2014 - Proxygen - 5 Comments

Russia's Yandex Web Browser Finally Released For Linux

After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux.
30 October 2014 - Yandex Browser - 19 Comments

GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0.
20 October 2014 - GParted 0.20 - 9 Comments

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