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OpenMP May Finally Come To LLVM/Clang

Multi-threading in LLVM has been brought up and it looks like some developers may finally be taking on the challenge of bringing OpenMP support to this growing open-source compiler infrastructure.

16 January 2012 - Multi-Threading - 3 Comments
LessFS Pairs De-Duplication With Snappy Compression

Btrfs isn't the only file-system to take advantage of Google's Snappy compression as a speedy means of transparent file compression, but the LessFS file-system has also supported Snappy for the past few months. This open-source file-system also has de-duplication support.

15 January 2012 - Both Features - 5 Comments
OpenFIMG ARM Graphics Driver Is Still Active

OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.

12 January 2012 - Samsung S3C - Add A Comment
FOSDEM 2012: Four Weeks To Wayland, X.Org & Games

There's just four weeks to go until FOSDEM 2012 takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The initial schedule for this leading open-source European event is set, there's lots of interesting discussions to be had, and at least one surprise.

8 January 2012 - FOSDEM - Add A Comment
libdce: The Distributed Codec Engine

For those who became more interested in the PandaBoard ES after it was benchmarked on Phoronix last week, here's some details about the Distributed Codec Engine found on this OMAP4 platform from Texas Instruments.

3 January 2012 - OMAP4 - 4 Comments
Anything Up With OpenMoko These Days?

After writing last week about the latest open-source promise from VIA Technologies and documentation on the GPU for the Neo FreeRunner, it made me wonder what's up with OpenMoko going into 2012.

26 December 2011 - Update - 11 Comments
Qt 5 For Your Web Applications In The Browser

A Nokia developer shared this week that his Qt 5.0 patch-set for Google Native Client is roughly on par with the Qt4 port, which he hopes to have integrated for upstream development in Qt5. This work allows for the Qt5 tool-kit to be used by web applications within supported web-browsers.

24 December 2011 - Google Native Client - 4 Comments
Concept Work: Doing WebGL In Clutter's WebKit

There's proof-of-concept code now available for handling WebGL with GPU acceleration through Clutter's port of the WebKit engine. Due to limitations with Clutter, the WebGL support in WebKit as used by the GTK, Qt, and Mac OS X implementations isn't possible so a new design has been brewing.

20 December 2011 - Hacks - 1 Comment
First Release Of Open-Source Blu-Ray Library

The libbluray project put out its first official release a few weeks ago. This open-source (GNU GPLv2) library is intended to support Blu-Ray disc playback by media players such as VLC and MPlayer.

11 December 2011 - First Release - 25 Comments
Opera 11.60 Web Browser Drops In New Features

Taking a break from their holiday Lutefisk and Akvavit, the Norwegian developers at Opera Software put out version 11.60 of their popular cross-platform web-browser. Opera 11.60 is an interim step until Opera 12 is ready, which is still being worked on due to GPU hardware acceleration issues. Opera 11.60 meanwhile delivers on many of the Opera 12 features.

6 December 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments
Enlightenment E17 Running On Wayland

While the GNOME and KDE projects are still working towards making their desktops run on the Wayland Display Server rather than an X.Org Server, the Enlightenment project is also working towards bringing E17 window manager and libraries to Wayland. In fact, they have the first visible signs of success!

17 November 2011 - Right Now - 16 Comments
X.Org, Wayland, Open Gaming At FOSDEM 2012

The Free and Open-source software Developer's European Meeting (FOSDEM) is quickly approaching. The developer tracks/rooms for this huge open-source event have been announced.

13 November 2011 - FOSDEM 2012 - 19 Comments
S3TC Now Golden For Linux & Open-Source?

Many Phoronix readers have written in asking about the news this week concerning HTC joining the Open Invention Network. In particular, many Phoronix readers are interested in HTC joining OIN due to their acquisition of S3 Graphics earlier in the year and the accumulated graphics IP portfolio.

10 November 2011 - HTC Patents - Add A Comment

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