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Open LLVM-Based Portable OpenCL Announced

There's a new open-source OpenCL project called "Portable OpenCL" that takes advantage of LLVM and this morning marks its first public announcement.
17 October 2011 - Open-Source - 5 Comments

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 - 12 Comments

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

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

PulseAudio 1.0 Is Now Released With New Features

PulseAudio, the common Linux sound server that initially caused many headaches for Linux desktop users, has finally reached version 1.0.
27 September 2011 - Linux Audio - 44 Comments

Among The Tech News From The Wiesn...

Here's among the news stories this past week from the Oktoberfest wiesn...
26 September 2011 - Technology - 10 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

A Native Enlightenment EFL Port To PlayStation 3

The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) have been natively ported to the Sony PlayStation 3 console.
16 September 2011 - New Port - 2 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

Qt Is Likely To Use The V8 JavaScript Engine

It looks like with Qt 5.0, V8 will become the JavaScript Engine for the Qt tool-kit as well as for Qt Script and Qt Quick.
6 September 2011 - Qt JavaScript - 6 Comments

New GIMP Release Has Working Single-Window Mode

For those that have long sought after a single-window mode for the GIMP graphics application, the wait is over. The GIMP 2.7.3 development snapshot and it finally has a working single-window mode.
23 August 2011 - Finally! - 58 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

Photos Of Steamworks On Linux

For those not in Vancouver for LinuxCon North America 2011, here are exclusive photos of Steamworks on Linux.
16 August 2011 - Steam - 9 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 - 1 Comment

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