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GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

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

The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi

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

GNOME Developer Comes Up With New Animated Image Format

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

Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community"

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

Blender 2.72 Brings Cycles Volume Rendering To The GPU

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 Released With Significant Improvements

OpenSSH 6.7 has been released this morning with a number of new features.
7 October 2014 - OpenSSH 6.7

Lennart Poettering On The Open-Source Community: A Sick Place To Be In

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 Turn 15 Years Old, CUPS 2.0 Released

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

HHVM 3.3 Implements More PHP Language Functionality & Faster Performance

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

FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

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

Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston

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 Defunct Bitcoin SourceForge Project Was Hacked

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 Is Maturing Well For Running OpenCL On The CPU

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

LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

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

OS Battle: Linux Takes 1.7% Desktop Marketshare

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

PHP 5.6 Officially Released With New Debugger

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 Released

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

CUDA 6.5 Is Doing Great For Blender

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

DirectFB Updates GTK3 Support, Working Towards DirectFB 1.8

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

GitHub, Seagate, Western Digital & Others Join The Linux Foundation

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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