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.
Nearly two months ago I wrote that a major open-source ARM announcement was coming. "This forthcoming announcement, which isn't being detailed yet but will be yet another Linux graphics exclusive for Phoronix the near future, is something entirely different from the other recent open-source ARM Linux graphics advancements" So what's the announcement?
While we're now up to the Qt 5.0 beta stage, Qt developers are still settling for what MinGW implementation to use for the Windows build of Qt 5.0.
The beta of the open webOS is now available for testing.
While many Qt developers are rejoicing today over the long awaited Qt 5.0 beta release, Nokia's Qt Brisbane office was officially shutdown today and many of these Qt experts are now without jobs.
The annual GStreamer Conference ended yesterday. Here's a summary of the Phoronix coverage from this multimedia event that also included sessions about Wayland, OpenGL/Mesa, Intel and Valve collaborating, and other interesting topics.
Besides lots of graphics talks at the GStreamer 2012 Conference, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was talked about with a status report and mentions of some features soon to be landing in future Linux kernel releases.
More than a year ago there was a proposal for extending DRI2 to handle video support. While nothing has yet to be merged, DRI2 video support is still being sought after.
Besides the Blender modelling software and game engine being ported to Android with OpenGL ES rendering support, another interesting GSoC project for this popular open-source project was Bullet Physics Library integration.
The Haiku operating system, the open-source BeOS-compatible platform, was successful in receiving a working x86_64 port this summer. Haiku 64-bit is working, but not all applications and drivers have yet been ported.
One of the interesting Google Summer of Code projects this year was bringing OpenGL ES 2.0 support to the Blender Game Engine and also at the same time to port the game engine for this open-source modelling software to Android.
Next week the Linux Foundation will announce that Twitter is joining them as a member organization.
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