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Blender 2.61 Released With Cycles Render Engine

A new feature release of the popular Blender modelling software is now available.
15 December 2011 - New Release - 1 Comment

GIMP 2.7.4 Has UI Fixes, Readies For 2.8 Release

There's a new GIMP 2.7 development release available that brings user-interface improvements and may be the last release before the GIMP 2.8 release candidates.
14 December 2011 - New GIMP Release - 1 Comment

Qt 5 Preps For Multi-Touch, Input Improvements

Development on the Qt 5 tool-kit under the Qt Project is coming along in earnest as it gears up for release in 2012. Committed recently were some input improvements for Qt 5.
12 December 2011 - New Commits

First Release Of Open-Source Blu-Ray Library

The libbluray project put out its first official release a few weeks ago. This open-source (GNU GPLv2) library is intended to support Blu-Ray disc playback by media players such as VLC and MPlayer.
11 December 2011 - First Release - 25 Comments

Opera 11.60 Web Browser Drops In New Features

Taking a break from their holiday Lutefisk and Akvavit, the Norwegian developers at Opera Software put out version 11.60 of their popular cross-platform web-browser. Opera 11.60 is an interim step until Opera 12 is ready, which is still being worked on due to GPU hardware acceleration issues. Opera 11.60 meanwhile delivers on many of the Opera 12 features.
6 December 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments

GIMP 2.8 Moves Close To An Early 2012 Release

GIMP 2.8 is finally inching closer to seeing the light of day.
5 December 2011 - Finally - 8 Comments

CinePaint 1.0 For Linux Released

CinePaint, an open-source paint/image program, has reached version 1.0.
1 December 2011 - Not Much - 4 Comments

Accelerated Compositing, Better Video In WebKit

The Clutter port of WebKit now has better video support and can handle accelerated compositing.
30 November 2011 - With Clutter - 10 Comments

GNUstep Objective-C Runtime 1.6 Released

GNUstep, the leading free software implementation of Apple's Cocoa Objective-C libraries and related Mac OS X components, has reached a new version. GNUstep runtime 1.6 is this new version with many new features after being in development for more than one year.
26 November 2011 - GNUstep - 6 Comments

Lightworks Video Editor For Linux Is Delayed

Back in September it was said that the open-source Lightworks video editor would ship for Linux in November, but this has turned out to not be the case.
23 November 2011 - Linux Release - 6 Comments

Coming Soon: Project Anzwix

Anzwix will soon be publicly accessible.
21 November 2011 - Anzwix.com - 1 Comment

A Journal Comes To systemd

Lennart Poettering has announced a journal feature for systemd.
18 November 2011 - systemd Journal - 34 Comments

Enlightenment E17 Running On Wayland

While the GNOME and KDE projects are still working towards making their desktops run on the Wayland Display Server rather than an X.Org Server, the Enlightenment project is also working towards bringing E17 window manager and libraries to Wayland. In fact, they have the first visible signs of success!
17 November 2011 - Right Now - 16 Comments

X.Org, Wayland, Open Gaming At FOSDEM 2012

The Free and Open-source software Developer's European Meeting (FOSDEM) is quickly approaching. The developer tracks/rooms for this huge open-source event have been announced.
13 November 2011 - FOSDEM 2012 - 19 Comments

S3TC Now Golden For Linux & Open-Source?

Many Phoronix readers have written in asking about the news this week concerning HTC joining the Open Invention Network. In particular, many Phoronix readers are interested in HTC joining OIN due to their acquisition of S3 Graphics earlier in the year and the accumulated graphics IP portfolio.
10 November 2011 - HTC Patents - 40 Comments

Collabora Demos An HTML5 Video Editor

An interesting project that Collabora has been working on lately, which they are now ready to show off, is Witivi. This is a non-linear video editor that was written in HTML5 and works with the WebKit rendering engine.
3 November 2011 - WebKit-Based

Particle Code Platform May Go Open-Source

Particle Code, a software platform that allows game/application developers to easily target multiple operating systems and mobile devices, may not only be gaining Linux support but could also become an open-source development platform if there's sufficient interest.
30 October 2011 - Cool

What's Popular In The Linux World This Year

Here's a look at some of the most popular Linux news stories from this year to date.
29 October 2011 - To Date - 1 Comment

Skype Goes After Reverse-Engineering

While Skype has now expanded their Linux API support to allow other applications to take advantage of Skype video calls and other features, a few months ago the Skype protocol began to be reverse-engineered by an independent researcher. Skype took action several times against this work.
28 October 2011 - DMCA - 45 Comments

Skype Publishes New Linux APIs w/ Video Support

Skype, now under the control of Microsoft, has announced a new developer preview of SkypeKit. It surprisingly brings good news for Linux users.
27 October 2011 - Juhu! - 8 Comments

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