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.
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.
Google has opened up their Chromecast HDMI streaming adapter today by publishing the Google Cast SDK.
Google has updated their Chrome web-browser with a variety of new features and improvements as part of their v32 stable release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Google engineers working on the Chrome/Chromium web-browser have released the beta to the upcoming version 32 release.
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.
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.
The first point release to the GNOME 3.10 desktop was released today.
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.
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.
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.
Version 30 of Google's Chrome web-browser is now deemed stable for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms.
The good news this week besides the continued Valve Linux news and other great things this week is the release of GNOME 3.10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google released their stable Chrome 29 web-browser on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Google's maintainer of the Android Open-Source Project (AOSP), has quit the project out of being frustrated with the lack of open-source ARM GPU drivers. In particular, Google's flagship devices not working with the Android open-source project over no vendor-backed open-source graphics drivers.
Google has begun making public the details concerning their Portable Native Client (PNaCl) implementation.
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