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The Most Interesting GSoC 2012 Projects

Google has published their list of accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's a list of some of the most interesting projects that the student developers will be attempting.
24 April 2012 - Summer of Code - 11 Comments

Android As A First Class Citizen To Linux Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman was asked today during a panel he was moderating at the 6th annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit about Google's Android on the mainline Linux kernel.
3 April 2012 - It's There - 10 Comments

Multi-GPU, Remote Wayland Might Be Summer Work

There's a chance we might see multi-GPU and remote support heading to Weston / Wayland this summer.
16 March 2012 - Google Summer of Code

Chrome Plays Around With More GPU Acceleration

Google's Chrome web-browser is now up to version 18 beta and this latest release features greater GPU acceleration to speed-up your web-browsing experience, but there's a few caveats.
10 February 2012 - Google Chrome - 8 Comments

Early-Stage DirectFB For Android Devices

There's emerging support within the DirectFB project for running atop Google's Android platform.
30 January 2012 - Support - 3 Comments

Google Code-In 2011 Accomplishments

Google's 2011 Code-In, which is a winter program similar to their Summer of Code, ended earlier this month with many contributions to some leading open-source projects.
30 January 2012 - Not-GSoC - 7 Comments

PulseAudio Ported To Android, Compared To AudioFlinger

A developer at Collabora has brought PulseAudio to Google's Android operating system. In the process of this port he has closely compared the performance and features of the once-notorious PulseAudio stack to that of Google's AudioFlinger.
16 January 2012 - Mobile PulseAudio - 40 Comments

Google To Go After Go-One In GCC 4.7 Compiler

Google shared their intentions this week to incorporate version 1 of the Go programming language into the forthcoming GCC 4.7 release.
14 January 2012 - Go v1.0 - 2 Comments

Quickly Emerging Wayland Support For Chrome OS

For those that haven't noticed, Wayland Display Server support for Google's Chrome/Chromium OS and their web-browser is coming on quick.
19 December 2011 - It's Coming - 2 Comments

A Look At Android's Graphics Rendering Pipeline

For those interested in Android and graphics, here's a look at their graphics rendering pipeline as written by a long-time Android developer.
6 December 2011 - Android Graphics - 2 Comments

Android 4.0 For x86 Is Now Available

Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" is now available for x86 platforms.
1 December 2011 - Ice Cream Sandwich - 16 Comments

Phoronix Is On Google+, Plus Other Information

At the request of many readers, Phoronix is now available on Google+.
12 November 2011 - On Google+ - 3 Comments

GLX TFP Now Works For LLVMpipe Driver

Thanks to Google's continued improvements to Gallium3D (namely the Intel Gallium3D driver and LLVMpipe), the GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension should finally be working correctly with the LLVMpipe driver. We may now finally see some compositing window managers working with this CPU-based software driver.
25 October 2011 - GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap - 1 Comment

Google Brings GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap To Software

Here's some very exciting news coming out of the Google Chromium OS team for upstream work they continue making to Mesa... They have enabled GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap in the software drivers! This means that it may now be possible to use compositing window managers nicely from the Gallium3D software drivers like LLVMpipe and Softpipe on your CPU, in case your graphics processor doesn't have hardware acceleration available.
30 August 2011 - Finally - 7 Comments

Google Chrome/Chromium Now Supports PulseAudio

Making news in the browser world this morning is word of Firefox 7 Beta. Firefox 7 has optimized memory usage, improved memory management, enhances Firefox Sync, and other enhancements. But there's also some other interesting news in the browser world for the more technical users and it's concerning Google Chrome/Chromium.
19 August 2011 - Finally - 91 Comments

GCC Compiler Migrating To Be More C++ Based

Last week at Google's offices in London there was a gathering of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) developers to discuss various topics from C++0x and GDB to the compiler's plug-in API. There are notes from this 2011 GCC Gathering on the GCC Wiki for those interested, but perhaps most interesting was their discussion surrounding the planned migration to C++. GCC itself is largely written in C at this point, but there's an effort under-way to switch more of this compiler code to being more C++ based.
24 June 2011 - GCC Notes - 10 Comments

Exciting GSoC Projects For 2011

Besides the exciting Mesa / Wayland / X projects accepted as part of this year's Google Summer of Code program, there's a number of other interesting projects for other open-source projects. Some of the other accepted projects include modularizing KDE's KWin compositing window manager, USB 3.0 support for Haiku, GIMP's GEGL library supporting OpenCL, a compositing window manager for Fluxbox, and bringing NetworkManager to FreeBSD.
25 April 2011 - Good Stuff - 7 Comments

Mesa, Wayland, X Will Get Some Summer Love

Google today has announced their 2011 student projects for the Google Summer of Code marathon. Four of the X.Org / Mesa / Wayland projects were accepted. Listed below are the accepted projects and a few notes.
25 April 2011 - Four Confirmed Projects - 16 Comments

Google Releases VP8 Bali Codec SDK

Google has released a new version of its open VP8 codec. This new version, which is codenamed "Bali", there's a focus on improving the performance and video quality.
8 March 2011 - Faster, Better Quality - 6 Comments

Qt Is Exploring A Google V8 JavaScript Engine

While the Nokia-Microsoft Windows Phone 7 deal may have dampened the outlook for Qt by Nokia corporate, their engineers continue working constantly on improving this free software tool-kit. One of the latest interesting projects is exploring whether Qt's JavaScript platform could be powered by Google's V8 Engine.
24 February 2011 - Speed Improvements - 5 Comments

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