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Pipelight: A Way To Get Netflix On Linux

Pipelight is a new open-source project for getting Microsoft Silverlight applications to run within web-browsers on Linux, including the widely sought after Netflix Player on Linux.

17 August 2013 - Pipelight - 61 Comments
Samsung Properly Open-Sources exFAT File-System

Back in June, Phoronix was the first to report of a native exFAT file-system implementation for Linux that appeared on GitHub. It later turned out that Samsung accidentally leaked their exFAT source code. The solution has now been corrected with Samsung formally open-sourcing their exFAT source code.

16 August 2013 - Samsung exFAT - 42 Comments
Parted Magic Is Still Free

Parted Magic, the popular lightweight live Linux environment for managing hard drive partitions through GParted and Parted, looks like it's now behind a pay wall, but that's not entirely the case.

13 August 2013 - Parted Magic - 52 Comments
Portable OpenCL v0.8 Brings Forward A Lot More CL

Version 0.8 of POCL, the Portable Computing/OpenCL Language implementation, is now available. POCL continues to be focused on producing an efficient open-source implementation of the OpenCL 1.2 and 2.0 specifications.

12 August 2013 - POCL v0.8 - 1 Comment
SDL 2.0 WIll Finally Be Released This Week!

SDL 2.0, the library used by many games and other applications for simple and cross-platform interaction with graphics/sound/input devices, will finally see an official release this week!

12 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 12 Comments
GNOME Releases Maps, Geoclue2

GNOME has two new components for the upcoming GNOME 3.10 release: Maps and Geoclue2. These two GNOME packages saw their first official releases this week.

2 August 2013 - GNOME Packages - 1 Comment
Going Deeper With Xiph.Org's Daala

Last month Xiph.Org presented Daala, a next-generation open-source video codec. While there's still a lot of work to see how Daala will ultimately perform and compare in terms of adoption to the next-gen VP9 and H.265/HEVC codecs, it's continuing to show promise.

28 July 2013 - Daala - 6 Comments
Git 1.8.4 Prepares New Features

Git 1.8.4-rc0 was released this week and with it comes all of the latest innovations for this leading open-source distributed version control system.

26 July 2013 - Git 1.8.4 - 2 Comments
MythTV 0.27 Goes Into Alpha, Has New Features

It's been a while since hearing anything out of the once very promising MythTV project. This week though they have issued their MythTV 0.27 release as the code-base goes into a soft-freeze for doing an official release in the months ahead.

25 July 2013 - MythTV 0.27 - 4 Comments
Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Has A New Sidebar

For those committed to Apache's OpenOffice over LibreOffice, version 4.0 has been released as the first major release of this open-source office suite in more than one year.

23 July 2013 - OpenOffice - 34 Comments
Samsung Accidentally Leaked The exFAT Linux Driver

Last month there was news of a native Linux driver for Microsoft's exFAT file-system. It turns out that the driver wasn't developed through any clean-room reverse-engineering but was rather the apparent rebadging of a Samsung exFAT driver for Linux.

23 July 2013 - Microsoft exFAT On Linux - 48 Comments
Virgil: Experimental Virtual 3D Support For QEMU

David Airlie publicly announced plans today for his new Virgil project, a virtual GPU capable of 3D acceleration for QEMU. Guest OpenGL (and potentially Direct3D) commands from the virtualized KVM/QEMU guest are passed onto the host for hardware acceleration.

18 July 2013 - Virgil - 5 Comments
Would A Kickstarter Open-Source GPU Work?

The Kickstarter crowd-funding development platform has successfully worked for funding many computer games, a few interesting hardware projects, and other initiatives, but would it work for having an open-source graphics processor? A company may be turning to Kickstarter to open-source their 2D and 3D graphics designs.

16 July 2013 - Open-Source Graphics - 105 Comments
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

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