Google News Archives
2 December 2013 - Go 1.2 - 1 Comment
Google's developers working on the Go programming language have announced the stable 1.2 release. The Go 1.2 release features some minor language changes but also performance improvements and continued work on their tooling.
28 November 2013 - VP9 Backwards Compatible - 3 Comments
A Phoronix reader pointed out this morning that a new VPX library release went under our radar earlier this month. What's special about the libvpx 1.3.0 release is that it supports Google's VP9 codec in a backwards compatible way.
26 November 2013 - Coreboot - 3 Comments
Google is keeping to their open-source promise and preparing for an onslaught of Chrome OS devices with many changes the past few days being pushed into the Coreboot open-source firmware project widely used by Chromebooks. Besides the Google "Slippy" Chromebook being added this weekend was "Falco", "Peppy", and other new hardware support.
24 November 2013 - Coreboot Slippy - 20 Comments
As of Saturday night the "Slippy" is the latest Google Chromebook to be supported by the open-source Coreboot firmware. As with supporting other Chromebooks, adding support for the codenamed Haswell mobile device added a great deal of new code.
21 November 2013 - Chrome 32 Beta - 37 Comments
The Google engineers working on the Chrome/Chromium web-browser have released the beta to the upcoming version 32 release.
20 November 2013 - SPDY Protocol
Four years after Google announced the SPDY experimental Internet protocol, there's a new blog post by Google engineers trumpeting their accomplishments with SPDY forming the base of the HTTP/2 protocol, numerous web-browsers supporting the protocol, etc.
14 November 2013 - Google Dart 1.0
Google has announced the release of Dart 1.0, their first major stabilized SDK release for having an open-source cross-browser toolkit for developing web applications.
18 October 2013 - GNOME 3.10.1 - 1 Comment
The first point release to the GNOME 3.10 desktop was released today.
16 October 2013 - Chrome Aura - 35 Comments
While Google's Chrome 32 web-browser will feature the Aura UI stack from Chrome OS, the Chrome desktop web-browser on Linux won't get the GPU-accelerated interface until one version later.
3 October 2013 - Chrome 31 Beta - 4 Comments
Chrome 30 was just made stable this week but Google has already released the Chrome 31 Beta. There's several user-facing changes for Chrome on Android while in the desktop version the major change is the arrival of Portable Native Client.
3 October 2013 - Flash Competitor - 17 Comments
Google announced this week the debut of their Web Designer project, which is a WYSIWYG editor/designer for creating HTML5+CSS3 content to compete with Adobe Flash in the realm of rich media experiences on the web.
1 October 2013 - Chrome 30 - 4 Comments
Version 30 of Google's Chrome web-browser is now deemed stable for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.
25 September 2013 - GNOME 3.10 - 20 Comments
The good news this week besides the continued Valve Linux news and other great things this week is the release of GNOME 3.10.
11 September 2013 - Haswell Chromebook - 8 Comments
Aside from the Intel Bay Trail unveiling today, exciting news out of the Intel Developer Forum today is a set of new Chromebooks thanks to Google and their partners. Being at IDF, these are Intel-based devices and using the latest-generation Haswell CPUs.
6 September 2013 - Google Chrome Apps - 23 Comments
For celebrating the fifth birthday of Google's Chrome project, the search giant has today unveiled "For your desktop" Chrome Apps that work from the desktop. Initially this new generation of Chrome Apps is for Chromebooks and Windows, but Linux support is coming soon.
29 August 2013 - By Google - 11 Comments
A Google developer has released code to a new Linux kernel project: ADF, the Atomic Display Framework. This kernel framework came about as the developer was experimenting with KMS and Android.
22 August 2013 - Chrome 29 - 3 Comments
Just days after Google stabilized Chrome 29, the company has released their first beta of the Chrome 30 web-browser and with it comes new features, but mostly for Android mobile users.
20 August 2013 - Google Chrome 29 - 4 Comments
Google released their stable Chrome 29 web-browser on Tuesday.
9 August 2013 - 25% Failed - 3 Comments
For this year's Google Summer of Code with the X.Org Foundation, three of the developers working on interesting X.Org/Mesa/DRM are on track while one student developer already dropped out.
9 August 2013 - DRM Graphics Driver Code
There doesn't appear to be much to get excited about right now, but it appears some Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium OS have begun working on some improvements to the Linux DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) kernel graphics drivers.