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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
Collabora Demos An HTML5 Video Editor

An interesting project that Collabora has been working on lately, which they are now ready to show off, is Witivi. This is a non-linear video editor that was written in HTML5 and works with the WebKit rendering engine.

3 November 2011 - WebKit-Based - Add A Comment
Particle Code Platform May Go Open-Source

Particle Code, a software platform that allows game/application developers to easily target multiple operating systems and mobile devices, may not only be gaining Linux support but could also become an open-source development platform if there's sufficient interest.

30 October 2011 - Cool - Add A Comment
Skype Goes After Reverse-Engineering

While Skype has now expanded their Linux API support to allow other applications to take advantage of Skype video calls and other features, a few months ago the Skype protocol began to be reverse-engineered by an independent researcher. Skype took action several times against this work.

28 October 2011 - DMCA - 45 Comments
The Qt Project Is Now Live

Nokia has announced this morning that the Qt Project is now live, which means as of today Qt will be governed as a "true open-source project."

21 October 2011 - Qt Launches - 19 Comments

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