Our LinuxBenchmarking.com initiative that's tracking the performance of the Git code for the Linux kernel, Mesa, Clang, and GCC on a daily basis now has completed more than 300,000 benchmark results since its roll-out less than one year ago.
Prominent GNOME and Fedora developer Christian Schaller has published an open letter to the Apache Software Foundation and Apache OpenOffice teams asking them to redirect OpenOffice.org to the LibreOffice web-site.
If visiting LinuxBenchmarking.com to view the daily performance benchmark tracker results on the Linux kernel, GCC, LLVM Clang, or Mesa and opting to view the results for a very long duration, you may have noticed some results were slow to appear or the page would time-out before hand. I've now landed some improvements into the Phoronix Test Suite's rendering code that should dramatically speed-up the process.
For the past several months Caolán McNamara has been leading the charge for adding GTK3 tool-kit support to LibreOffice. With the new LibreOffice 5.0 that initial GTK3 support is in place that also brings initial Wayland support for this open-source office suite.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced this week the release of the GPLv3-licensed Privacy Badger 1.0.
For those still relying on the Subversion version control system, v1.9 is out for this Apache Software Foundation project.
As anticipated, the LibreOffice 5 open-source office suite was released today.
The Ada Initiative, which carries a tag line of "supporting women in open technology and culture", is shutting down in October after four years of being a 501(c)3 non-profit.
It's been a while since last having anything to report anything on the Pixman rendering library, but the release candidate to Pixman 0.33.2 is now available.
CUPS 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was released yesterday as the newest test version of this open-source printing system supported by Apple. With this new release comes basic support for 3D printers.
SQLite 126.96.36.199 was released yesterday and while it may not sound exciting from the version number, there are some measurable performance improvements with this popular embedded database update.
The Document Foundation and LibreOffice developers are preparing for their major 5.0 milestone due out next Wednesday.
Git 2.5.0 was officially released this afternoon.
HarfBuzz, the FreeDesktop.org font/text shaping library that's used by Pango, Qt, Firefox, Chromium, LibreOffice, and others, has reached version 1.0.
A new version is out of Lighttpd, the lightweight, performance-oriented web server. Like the stance of other web servers and browsers, SSL 3.0 support is being disabled by default.
It's been a very exciting month so far for Linux and open-source enthusiasts, but I'm hearing that at least one really exciting announcement may still make it out in the next week.
Version 3.3 of the CMake open-source, cross-platform build system is now available.
Junio Hamano announced the release on Tuesday for Git 2.5.0-rc3, which is made up of more than 500 commits since Git 2.4.0.
The Document Foundation announced this week that ODF (Open Document Format) v1.2 has been published as an international standard by the ISO/IEC.
Earlier this year pixar released a free, non-commercial version of Renderman, their photo-realistic 3D rendering software used within the company's animated movies. Coming out now thanks to work by Pixar and the community is a Blender-to-Renderman exporter plug-in.
The recent efforts of the LibreOffice GTK3 port is starting to pay off with this open-source office suite beginning to run on Wayland.
Software in the Public Interest (SPI), the organization that represents the finances for Arch Linux, Debian, FreeDesktop.org, and other countless other free software projects, has published their annual report that offers a glimpse into the financials of these open projects.
A major update is out to TigerVNC, the popular, open-source VNC software.
We heard another big OpenSSL vulnerability would be announced soon and today it's been made public: OpenSSL's latest "high" severity security vulnerability.
Bugzilla 5.0 was released this week as their "most exciting new version of Bugzilla in our history" and "our best release ever" after being in development for more than two years.
While more and more Linux distributions are making it easy from their installers to setup an encrypted root file-system, there's very few that go to the lengths of allowing an easy setup of an encrypted /boot partition.
OwnCloud, the AGPLv3-licensed cloud software similar to Dropbox, has made it up to version 8.1.
A few days ago Amazon revealed a project that they had been working on over the last few months: s2n. s2n is a new, open source, implementation of the TLS protocol.
There's been various one-time password features in the works for OpenLDAP -- the popular open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -- in various code-bases while now within their mainline Git tree they have time-based one-time password (TOTP) support.
Now being half-way through the year, here's a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news so far this year. There's been a lot of interesting events and releases happening so far in 2015 with Phoronix having published 1,577 original news stories (an average of nine per day) and 98 Linux hardware reviews / featured-length articles.
1122 Free Software news articles published on Phoronix.