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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

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

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

The Qt Project Is Now Live

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

Blender 2.60 Final Is Ready With Many Changes

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

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

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