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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
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
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 is finally inching closer to seeing the light of day.
5 December 2011 - Finally - 8 Comments
CinePaint, an open-source paint/image program, has reached version 1.0.
1 December 2011 - Not Much - 4 Comments
The Clutter port of WebKit now has better video support and can handle accelerated compositing.
30 November 2011 - With Clutter - 10 Comments
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
Anzwix will soon be publicly accessible.
21 November 2011 - Anzwix.com - 1 Comment
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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
Nokia has announced this morning that the Qt Project is now live, which means as of today Qt will be governed as a "true open-source project."
21 October 2011 - Qt Launches - 19 Comments
The major Blender 2.60 release is ready to go and has been uploaded to the project's file server.
19 October 2011 - Blender - 7 Comments
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
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
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