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.
Pushed to OpenBenchmarking.org over the night were several new and updated test profiles for Linux performance benchmarking.
Blender 2.64 was released today for the open-source animation/modelling software with improvements delivered for the creation of the Mango open movie project.
After being in alpha for a while and then beta since August, MythTV 0.26 was officially released today.
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.
There's a new release of OpenShot, one of the popular open-source non-linear video editing applications.
The latest version of the Python programming language is now version 3.3.
After being in beta for a while, HP's Open webOS has a new release: version 1.0.
There's new improvements within the wonderful open-source APITrace utility for better profiling OpenGL games/applications.
Rob Clark of Texas Instruments talked more at XDC2012 about his plans for "DRI2 Video" support.
The open-source Linux graphics driver stack could benefit from greater security.
The LLVM project applied to be part of the Software Freedom Conservancy and the Conservancy's Project Evaluation Committee has approved of accepting the increasingly popular open-source compiler infrastructure.
For those interested in the native port of ZFS to Linux, the work being done by LLNL and others continues to advance.
Digia and Nokia have already closed on their deal for Qt to be offloaded from the Windows Phone vendor.
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.
After a lengthy development cycle, Samba 4.0 is now very close to being officially released and the first RC has surfaced.
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.
Are you looking forward to the official -- and long-awaited -- release of Enlightenment's E17 in the near future?
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.
While many are looking forward to the release of Lightworks for Linux next month, if you need a high-quality feature-rich non-linear video editor on Linux until then one of the few choices out there is Cinelerra.
Mark Shuttleworth is investing one million dollars into an open-source project to support its rapid growth and community.
PostgreSQL 9.2 was released earlier today and presents some mighty impressive performance improvements along with other new features.
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.
Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editor that was open-sourced in mid-2010, is finally about to see its long-awaited Linux release.
The user-space components to ALSA 1.0.26 has been released for improving Linux sound support.
Here's some new statistics considering the development of the controversial Mono open-source ECMA CLI, C# and .NET implementation.
More information concerning the plans to finally release the Enlightenment E17 window manager will be revealed soon at LinuxCon Europe.
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.
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.
KMSCUBE has been announced this morning, which is a simple multi-colored spinning cube for running from the KMS console directly.
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