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Google Open-Sources Their AutoFDO Profile Toolchain

Google has open-sourced their toolchain for providing automatic feedback-directed optimizations from perf data profiles to what can be used by GCC and LLVM.
7 May 2014 - AutoFDO - 1 Comment

Google Web Designer Is Now Natively Available On Linux

Last year Google unveiled the Google Web Designer as a program to put out clean, human-readable HTML5 code and this WYSIWYG editor can take advantage of the full realm of new HTML5 and JavaScript possibilities. That tool for web developers is now finally available to Linux users.
23 April 2014 - HTML5 Web Design - 11 Comments

Google Is Financing A Lot Of Great Open-Source Work This Summer

Google just announced their list of accepted student projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. After going through all of the projects on the list for the different upstream open-source projects involved, there's a ton of improvements to be worked on by students this summer and financed by Google. This is perhaps the most exciting Google Summer of Code ever.
21 April 2014 - Google Summer of Code - 3 Comments

X.Org, Mesa, Wayland Have Interesting Summer Projects

Google has published today their list of accepted student proposals for various open-source organizations to work on this summer... The X.Org Foundation work, which includes work to Mesa and Wayland, has seven projects to be tackled.
21 April 2014 - GSoC - 6 Comments

Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04

Google's open-source Chromium browser is in a bit of a bad shape for this week's release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
16 April 2014 - Chromium - 42 Comments

Google Chrome 35 Beta Adds New Features

Two days after the Chrome 34 debut, Google has announced the first beta of Chromium 35 Beta.
10 April 2014 - Chromium - 10 Comments

Chrome 34 Release Supports Responsive Images & More

Google officially released the Chrome 34 web-browser this afternoon and with it comes new features.
8 April 2014 - Chrome 34 - 2 Comments

Google's Blink WebKit-Fork Is Now One Year Old

The Blink web-browser rendering engine that was forked from WebKit is now one year old.
3 April 2014 - Blink - 1 Comment

Jolla's Sailfish OS Is Now Available For Google's Nexus 4

Jolla's Sailfish operating system is now available for those that wish to run their ported Mer-based mobile Linux platform on Google Nexus 4 smart-phones.
28 March 2014 - Sailfish - 26 Comments

Google Continues Pushing Its WebP Image Format

For web developers and server administrators, Google's Chromium blog has out an update on the adoption of the WebP image format within the Internet giant.
22 March 2014 - WebP - 23 Comments

Google Replacing GTK2 With Aura In Chrome 35

Google will finally be migrating from GTK2 to their own Aura UI code with a target of Chrome/Chromium 35.
11 March 2014 - Aura - 40 Comments

Video Acceleration Takes The Backseat On Chrome For Linux

Due to notorious Linux graphics drivers, Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium aren't looking to enable hardware video acceleration by default anytime soon. The problem ultimately comes down to poor Linux graphics drivers.
4 March 2014 - VA-API - 26 Comments

Chromium On Wayland Keeps Advancing, Works On Tizen IVI

Intel's Ozone-Wayland project that allows the Chrome/Chromium web-browser and other Google Ozone-based software projects to run natively on Wayland continues being improved. New features have been added to this abstracted input / window handling layer for Wayland and there's now also support for running on Tizen IVI.
22 February 2014 - Chromium-Wayland - 2 Comments

Chrome Now Supports Concurrent JavaScript Compilation

With Google's never-ending mission of improving the performance of their Chrome/Chromium web-browser and their V8 JavaScript engine, the latest beta of the open-source web-browser now supports concurrent compilation of JavaScript in the background.
14 February 2014 - Chrome - 7 Comments

Google Ships Cast SDK For Chromecast

Google has opened up their Chromecast HDMI streaming adapter today by publishing the Google Cast SDK.
3 February 2014 - Google Cast SDK - 8 Comments

Dart 1.1 Claims Up To 25% Faster JavaScript

Just two months after Google declared Dart production ready with its 1.0 release, Dart 1.1 was released on Thursday and it now claims to be up to 25% faster than its JavaScript performance.
17 January 2014 - Dart 1.1 Language - 8 Comments

Chrome 32 Has New Tab Indicators, Better Performance

Google has updated their Chrome web-browser with a variety of new features and improvements as part of their v32 stable release.
14 January 2014 - Google Chrome 32 - 4 Comments

Ozone-Wayland Continues Rising High

The Ozone-Wayland sub-project for Google Chromium support on the next-generation Linux display server continues to be pushed ahead with improved and new features by Intel open-source developers.
4 January 2014 - Chromium Support

Intel, NVIDIA To Support Google's VP9 Codec

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, Google has managed to rope in a large number of hardware vendors ranging from ARM to NVIDIA that will be begin supporting VP9 hardware acceleration in Google's push for VP9 to dominate the Ultra HD / 4K space.
2 January 2014 - VP9 Codec - 30 Comments

Google Joins Board Of Open Invention Network

Google has announced today that they have joined the board of the Open Invention Network, the organization that tries to protect open-source software via a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies.
18 December 2013 - Open Invention Network

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