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For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0.
20 October 2014 - GParted 0.20 - 9 Comments
Eric Anholt has provided a status update concerning the state of Broadcom's VC4 Gallium3D driver that provides open-source graphics support for the Raspberry Pi.
19 October 2014 - RPi - 7 Comments
Jasper St. Pierre who we're usually talking about on Phoronix due to his GNOME contributions related to Wayland support, shared today he's come up with a new animated image format to compete with GIF.
17 October 2014 - XNG - 31 Comments
Yesterday Lennart Poettering wrote a controversial post how the open-source community is "a sick place to be in" and took issue with comments made by Linus Torvalds and others. To no surprise, there's been different individuals coming out with their own opinions on the matter.
7 October 2014 - Dark Place? - 85 Comments
The Blender 2.72 open-source modeling and 3D creation software is now available with some exciting changes.
7 October 2014 - Blender 2.72
OpenSSH 6.7 has been released this morning with a number of new features.
7 October 2014 - OpenSSH 6.7
Lennart Poettering made some interesting remarks today via his personal Google+ page about how the open-source community can be "quite a sick place to be in" with its controversies and personal attacks.
6 October 2014 - Lennart - 238 Comments
CUPS 2.0 has finally been released in marking the fifteen years the project has been around with what was originally referred to as the Common Unix Printing System.
1 October 2014 - CUPS - 10 Comments
A few days ago the Facebook developers working on the HipHop Virtual Machine -- that serves as a faster implementation of PHP and it also serves as the basis of their Hack language -- released HHVM 3.3.0.
26 September 2014 - HHVM 3.3
The Free Software Foundation has issued their response to this week's news of the "Shellshock" bug that affects Bash.
26 September 2014 - Shellshocked - 79 Comments
The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code.
17 September 2014 - Eclipse - 16 Comments
The original SourceForge project site for Bitcoin has been compromised along with an original email address of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder(s) of the project.
9 September 2014 - Bitcoin SourceForge - 9 Comments
POCL, the Portable Computing Language, continues making headway for executing OpenCL kernels on CPUs. POCL now supports much of OpenCL 1.x and continues being refined for better support.
3 September 2014 - POCL - 8 Comments
As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement.
29 August 2014 - AArch64 Office - 25 Comments
We have another metric in showing a 1.7% Linux desktop market-share, which isn't far off from other figures we've seen in the past indicating Linux desktop usage at under 2%.
28 August 2014 - Linux Desktop - 56 Comments
The PHP community this morning put out the awaited PHP 5.6 update that brings several language changes and other improvements to the popular web programming language.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6.0
LibreOffice 4.3.1 (codenamed "Fresh") has been released ahead of the LibreOffice Conference next week in Bern, Switzerland.
28 August 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3.1 - 3 Comments
The NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit 6.5 update released this week provides measurable performance advantages to those using the open-source Blender modelling software with NVIDIA's GPU acceleration.
22 August 2014 - CUDA 6.5 - 18 Comments
While we haven't heard much out of the DirectFB camp in recent months, it turns out their code is still churning and they continue making progress for this library that provides a plethora of features while running off the Linux frame-buffer.
21 August 2014 - DirectFB - 2 Comments
With LinuxCon starting today in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced their latest sponsorship recruits for some major organizations that are now backing the foundation.
20 August 2014 - LF - 3 Comments
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