Last week there was the release of some 1.7 alpha packages for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), but today there's some beta packages.
Version 0.6 of POCL is now available, which is a portable OpenCL implementation that's targeting the Open Computing Language 1.2 specification.
A new release of the native ZFS file-system module implementation for the Linux kernel (not the FUSE-based ZFS) has been released by the team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Linux graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, continues hitting new milestones.
There's a proposal to come up with a Qt 4.9 release, which would back-port more of the Qt 5.0 features to Qt4.
Aside from the ongoing DMA-BUF PRIME enablement work, Linux kernel developers are also still hacking on Videobuf2 with DMA-BUF support.
Prior to commencing the weekend, the Enlightenment crew released a new round of alpha releases for EFL 1.7.
Intel's GLAMOR 2D acceleration library over OpenGL is further glamorized by its new v0.5.0 release.
FlashROM 0.9.6 has been released, which is an open-source utility for reading/writing/erasing/validating flash ROM chips for BIOS/UEFI/CoreBoot/Firmware/ROM images on motherboards and other devices.
HelenOS 0.5.0 has been released, which is a micro-kernel multi-server open-source operating system.
Digia has bought out Qt from Nokia. Uh oh?
LibreOffice 3.6 was released today, which is described by the project as "the fourth major release of the best free office suite ever."
Following the MythTV 0.26 Alpha from last month, the first beta release of the MythTV 0.26 PVR/DVR open-source software is now available.
With Nokia shutting down their Qt Australia office -- and looking to sell off Qt -- this has already directly harmed the forthcoming Qt 5.0 tool-kit release.
While word crept out last night that Nokia would be closing down their Brisbane office where several of the Qt components are maintained and developed, it looks like the Qt infliction is going much further. Nokia's now reportedly trying to offload Qt entirely.
In August on Phoronix will be more benchmarks of Mesa 8.1, a Linux review of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, OS X Mountain Lion vs. Linux benchmarks, and other interesting articles (e.g. Valve's latest Linux activities) and performance benchmark results.
PathScale is working on a new project that is internally dubbed "DogFood", it's a new integrated development environment (IDE) based upon Qt Creator but with a greater focus on C++ and other new development concepts.
Word has leaked out that Nokia will be shutting down their Brisbane Australia office next month. This is the office that's responsible for developing and maintaining several Qt components.
A developer has begun working on a new audio sub-system for the Linux kernel, which he is referring to as KLANG, the Kernel Level Audio Next Generation. KLANG was conceived after the developer became frustrated by ALSA, OSS4, and PulseAudio.
Freedreno, the reverse-engineered open-source Qualcomm Snapdragon graphics driver, continues to advance. The latest accomplishment of the Freedreno Linux driver is that it now has its own working shader assembler, which means Freedreno can now work without any binary blob dependence.
With the Radeon driver now supporting GLAMOR acceleration -- it works for all hardware, but for Radeon HD 7000 series and newer its the only way of 2D HW acceleration -- this 2D-over-OpenGL architecture became more interesting.
For those that somehow didn't hear yet, Apple released OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" on Wednesday.
Xamarin, the company behind the controversial Mono software platform that was born by Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman when the Mono developers got let go from Novell, has announced a series-A financing round worth twelve million USD. They're also continuing to work closely with Microsoft.
After recently bringing up the G-WAN web-server, a Phoronix reader brought up Gatling. The Gatling software is a high-performance open-source web-server not known as widely as Apache, Nginx, or lighttpd.
While it hasn't been talked about much recently, still in existence and seeing new releases is G-WAN, a free but binary-only web server. G-WAN makes claims of being much faster than Apache, IIS, Nginx, and other web-serving alternatives.
The GStreamer Conference 2012 is approaching next month and there will be plenty of topics to interest Linux enthusiasts at Phoronix.
MythTV 0.26 Alpha was released this morning as the first development milestone for this open-source PVR/DVR project on its new expedited release schedule.
There's a very exciting open-source announcement coming soon that will please an increasing number of ARM Linux users and fans of open-source graphics drivers.
Entangle is an open-source program that allows for "tethered shooting" from Linux with digital SLR camera. A major update to Entangle last weekend introduces new features.
For those looking to experiment with UEFI support on Linux, one of the alternatives to GRUB2 and efilinux is Gummiboot. The Gummiboot UEFI boot manager is an up and coming choice that's under active development for playing with EFI images.
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