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Open-Source Flash Player Continues To Advance

While Adobe is no longer actively developing their Flash Player plug-in for Linux, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to advance. Lightspark 0.7.0 was released today.

28 October 2012 - Lightspark 0.7.0 - 35 Comments
DirectFB Continues To Gain New Features

While Wayland is sitting in the public limelight, DirectFB continues to exist as another means of handling Linux displays and input. DirectFB continues to quietly march on with new capabilities.

25 October 2012 - DirectFB - 5 Comments
Waffle 1.1 Gets EGL + GBM, Android Toppings

Chad Versace of Intel released Waffle 1.1.0 on Monday, which is a cross-platform library for deferring selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. Waffle makes it easy to switch between X11 with GLX or EGL, Wayland with OpenGL ES 2.0, and other windowing / GL API options.

16 October 2012 - Waffle 1.1 - 7 Comments
Zenwalk Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler

Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop.

15 October 2012 - Zenwalk - 6 Comments
One Week To LinuxDays In Prague

Coming up next weekend is the first-ever LinuxDays event in Prague, which will happen alongside a Gentoo mini-conference, an openSUSE conference, and the SUSE Labs conference.

13 October 2012 - Prague - 1 Comment
E17 Does A Desktop Shootout, The Winner Is....

The E17 release manager has done a "desktop shootout" where he compares the start-up speed and resource consumption of the KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, Unity, and Unity 2D desktops. He also ended up throwing in E17 and TWM too.

10 October 2012 - TWM Manager - 54 Comments
Git 1.8 Is Being Readied With New Features

Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.

2 October 2012 - Git 1.8 - 7 Comments
Linux Security Slides: Secure Boot, Crypto, AppArmor

Aside from the 2012 GStreamer Conference, another mini-summit that happened the week of LinuxCon San Diego in late August was the Linux Security Summit. While there aren't videos, slides from this security summit are now available.

16 September 2012 - And More - 1 Comment
Avidemux Video Editor Gets Internal Rewrite

There's more Linux video editing news besides the new Cinelerra release and the forthcoming alpha of Lightworks for Linux. The latest open-source Linux video editing news is the release of Avidemux 2.6, which has seen its internals rewritten.

13 September 2012 - Avidemux - 2 Comments

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