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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
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
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
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
There's emerging support within the DirectFB project for running atop Google's Android platform.
30 January 2012 - Support - 3 Comments
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
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 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
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
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 "Ice Cream Sandwich" is now available for x86 platforms.
1 December 2011 - Ice Cream Sandwich - 16 Comments
At the request of many readers, Phoronix is now available on Google+.
12 November 2011 - On Google+ - 3 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
24 February 2011 - Speed Improvements - 5 Comments
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