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OpenGL Gets Faster With OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Beyond Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" release finally bring OpenGL 4.0 support to Apple hardware, there's also GL performance improvements to make OS X more competitive with other operating systems for gaming.

16 July 2013 - OS X 10.9 - 8 Comments
The State Of Various Experimental Open-Source Projects

Quite often on Phoronix we cover various experimental open-source projects that catch our interest as they're interesting from a technical perspective, but often these projects don't end up stabilizing due to limited manpower or prove to be too technically ambitious. Here's a look at some of the less heard of open-source projects that have previously been covered on Phoronix to look at where they are today.

14 July 2013 - GitHub, Etc - 7 Comments
Opus 1.1 Codec Now In Beta

The Opus lossy audio compression codec for real-time applications on the Internet that's comprised of the SILK and CELT codecs is now in beta form for version 1.1.

12 July 2013 - Opus - 12 Comments
Zswap Merged Into The Linux 3.11 Kernel

Zswap is a feature for the Linux kernel that provides compressed swap caching. It's been in development for a long time and was finally merged into the mainline Linux kernel for the 3.11 release.

11 July 2013 - Compressed Cache For Swap Pages - 10 Comments
The State Of Killing CONFIG_VT, Moving To User-Space

David Herrmann is a student developer and one of the kernel developers that has been on a mission to kill off CONFIG_VT, a.k.a. the VT console within the Linux kernel, and move it off to user-space. He's contributed to various projects to further his ideas and now he's written a new post to provide an update on this matter and his thoughts on the current situation of Linux system compositors.

9 July 2013 - CONFIG_VT Death - 26 Comments
More AVX2 Crypto Optimizations For Linux 3.11

Recent Linux kernel releases have seen a number of crypto performance optimizations for this kernel subsystem by taking advantage of newer CPU instruction set extensions for accelerating various cryptographic workloads. This theme has continued for Linux 3.11.

5 July 2013 - Crypto Subsystem - 5 Comments
Harlan: A Scheme-Based GPU Programming Language

Harlan is a new research programming language focused around taking advantage of modern GPUs. The Harlan language syntax is derived from Scheme while the language itself currently compiles to OpenCL.

4 July 2013 - Compiles To OpenCL - 3 Comments
Transmission 2.80 Offers Up Various Changes

Transmission, the multi-platform open-source BitTorrent client shipped by a number of Linux distributions, has been updated to version 2.80 and it brings with it a wide variety of changes.

27 June 2013 - Transmission 2.80 - 12 Comments
Intel Still Working On "Fastboot" Linux Graphics

While there's been many Linux-related projects using the "Fastboot" coin, the Intel Linux graphics team have been working on Fastboot support in terms of a faster start process by eliminating some useless mode-sets.

25 June 2013 - Fastboot - Add A Comment
Daala: A Next-Generation Video Codec From Xiph

Xiph.Org is now working on Daala, a new general-purpose video codec designed to be next-generation beyond VP9 and HEVC. The project is still considered "pre-pre-alpha", but it gives hope to a new generation of open-source video support.

21 June 2013 - Daala - 24 Comments
PHP 5.5 Released With Zend Opcache, Generators

The PHP development community announced today the release of PHP 5.5.0. The PHP 5.5 release brings with it the Zend Opcache extension, support for generators, the "finally" keyword, and other new additions to the popular scripting language.

20 June 2013 - PHP 5.5.0 - 10 Comments
D Language Still Showing Promise, Advancements

The D programming language continues to advance and show signs of promise as a high-quality computer programming language that may eventually prove competition for C. Last month there was the 2013 D programming language conference where a lot was discussed.

19 June 2013 - D Language - 78 Comments
GStreamer SDK Now Supported On Apple iOS

Fluendo and Collabora are jointly announcing today that the GStreamer SDK is coming to iOS! Thanks to the work done by the two companies, iOS apps can now leverage the GStreamer framework for their multimedia needs. This is in addition to GStreamer already working on Android and all major desktop platforms.

12 June 2013 - GStreamer For iOS - 1 Comment
FLAC 1.3 Released, First Update In A Long Time

The FLAC lossless audio codec has experienced its first major update in the better part of a decade. FLAC 1.3.0 is also the first release under Xiph.Org maintainership and comes with many new features.

10 June 2013 - FLAC - 5 Comments
ALSA Releases TinyCompress 0.2.0

The ALSA developer community has announced the release of TinyCompress 0.2.0, the small user-space library for dealing with ALSA's audio compression APIs that are present in recent Linux kernel releases.

7 June 2013 - ALSA TinyCompress 0.2.0 - Add A Comment
SlateKit 0.2 Shell Improves Its Web-Browser

Last month I wrote about SlateKit Shell, a new Qt5/QML web-browser using WebKit and written entirely in QML and JavaScript. The second release of SlateKit is now out there for those entertained by this mobile-oriented open-source browser.

6 June 2013 - SlateKit 0.2 - 2 Comments

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