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LessFS Pairs De-Duplication With Snappy Compression

Btrfs isn't the only file-system to take advantage of Google's Snappy compression as a speedy means of transparent file compression, but the LessFS file-system has also supported Snappy for the past few months. This open-source file-system also has de-duplication support.
15 January 2012 - Both Features - 5 Comments

DirectFB 1.6 Release Is Imminent With New Features

DirectFB 1.6 is about to be released this month and it will bring new features to the Direct Frame-Buffer project.
14 January 2012 - Coming Soon - 6 Comments

One Week To SCALE 10x Linux Event

There's just one week left until the SCALE 10x open-source Linux event takes place in Los Angeles.
14 January 2012 - Los Angeles - 3 Comments

OpenFIMG ARM Graphics Driver Is Still Active

OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.
12 January 2012 - Samsung S3C

Corel Releases Professional Linux Photo Software

If the GIMP isn't cutting it for your photo needs or running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine isn't working out, Corel has released professional-grade photo software for Linux.
11 January 2012 - AfterShot Pro - 59 Comments

FOSDEM 2012: Four Weeks To Wayland, X.Org & Games

There's just four weeks to go until FOSDEM 2012 takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The initial schedule for this leading open-source European event is set, there's lots of interesting discussions to be had, and at least one surprise.
8 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 3 Comments

FreeDOS 1.1 Released With Many Changes

For those that haven't heard yet, FreeDOS 1.1 has been released after being in development for several years.
4 January 2012 - New Release - 3 Comments

libdce: The Distributed Codec Engine

For those who became more interested in the PandaBoard ES after it was benchmarked on Phoronix last week, here's some details about the Distributed Codec Engine found on this OMAP4 platform from Texas Instruments.
3 January 2012 - OMAP4 - 4 Comments

Scribus 1.4 Desktop Suite Sees Major Overhaul

Scribus, one of the leading open-source desktop publishing suites, is out with version 1.4. This new version of Scribus comes after several years of development and thousands of changes.
2 January 2012 - Qt4, Etc. - 7 Comments

Avidemux 2.5.6 Video Editor Brings Many Changes

Avidemux, one of the open-source non-linear video editing applications, ended 2011 on a high note with the release of Avidemux 2.5.6.
1 January 2012 - Avidemux - 2 Comments

Calculate (Gentoo-Based) Linux 11.12 Released

Calculate Linux, the popular Gentoo-based Linux distribution from Russia, is out with their 11.12 release.
30 December 2011 - New Version - 7 Comments

Anything Up With OpenMoko These Days?

After writing last week about the latest open-source promise from VIA Technologies and documentation on the GPU for the Neo FreeRunner, it made me wonder what's up with OpenMoko going into 2012.
26 December 2011 - Update - 11 Comments

Qt 5 For Your Web Applications In The Browser

A Nokia developer shared this week that his Qt 5.0 patch-set for Google Native Client is roughly on par with the Qt4 port, which he hopes to have integrated for upstream development in Qt5. This work allows for the Qt5 tool-kit to be used by web applications within supported web-browsers.
24 December 2011 - Google Native Client - 4 Comments

Haiku OS Looks Towards Mainline Mesa Support

The Haiku OS project, the open-source BeOS-compatible oprating system, is looking towards mainline Mesa support for its graphics driver needs.
20 December 2011 - Questioned

Concept Work: Doing WebGL In Clutter's WebKit

There's proof-of-concept code now available for handling WebGL with GPU acceleration through Clutter's port of the WebKit engine. Due to limitations with Clutter, the WebGL support in WebKit as used by the GTK, Qt, and Mac OS X implementations isn't possible so a new design has been brewing.
20 December 2011 - Hacks - 1 Comment

Clutter/Cogl Running On Wayland Master

The Clutter tool-kit and Cogl (Clutter's OpenGL component) have been updated to work against the latest Wayland Display Server code-base.
16 December 2011 - New Version - 27 Comments

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

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