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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
GIMP Looks Towards GEGL, High Bit Depths, GTK3

Back in May was the long-awaited release of GIMP 2.8, and while this release was great and packed in many new features, there's still more to look forward to in the future of this open-source imaging program.

11 September 2012 - GIMP Roadmap - 18 Comments
Crack Becomes Compelling For General Purpose Coding

Version 0.7 of Crack, a general purpose scripting language aimed for high performance, has been released and it brings a number of new features and improvements. To its developers the Crack language is reaching a pay-off point as being an alternative to writing programs in Python, C++, or Java.

10 September 2012 - Crack 0.7 - 10 Comments
ALSA 1.0.26 Released

The user-space components to ALSA 1.0.26 has been released for improving Linux sound support.

6 September 2012 - ALSA 1.0.26 - 5 Comments
IcedTea-Web 1.3 Supports New GTK, Chromium

IcedTea-Web, the open-source web-browser plug-in for running Java applets and Java Web Start, has seen its first regular time-based release while packing in many bug-fixes and new features.

5 September 2012 - IcedTea - Add A Comment
Waffle: Run-Time Selecting GL, Windowing System

Chad Versace of Intel has been working on a cross-platform C library that defers selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. This makes it easier switching OpenGL back-end targets as well as going from X.Org to Wayland.

5 September 2012 - Waffle Library - 3 Comments

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