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Chrome 35 Released With Aura Replacing GTK+

Google has released Chrome 35 today for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms. Special about the Linux version of Chrome 35 is that it replaces the GTK interface with their in-house Aura system.

20 May 2014 - Aura - 36 Comments
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 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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
Google Go 1.2 Brings Minor Language Changes

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.

2 December 2013 - Go 1.2 - 1 Comment
Libvpx 1.3.0 "Forest" Supports VP9. New Enhancements

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.

28 November 2013 - VP9 Backwards Compatible - Add A Comment

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