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The TvHeadend project is a long-standing TV streaming server for Linux, but its main developer may be fading out after not finding many contributions and new user engagement from the community.
6 March 2014 - TvHeadend - 10 Comments
I've been informed by the musl development camp that they intend to release version 1.0 of their standard C library in the next few weeks.
6 March 2014 - Musl - 7 Comments
PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
4 March 2014 - PostgreSQL - 1 Comment
The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
3 March 2014 - PulseAudio - 38 Comments
Motivated in part by Debian switching to systemd and then Ubuntu switching to systemd, the systemd developers have now setup a stable repository for the widely-used init system for carrying back-ports to existing stable releases and sharing stable patches amongst package maintainers.
1 March 2014 - systemd - 65 Comments
It looks like the next release of systemd is already imminent after the major systemd 209 update.
24 February 2014 - systemd 210 - 12 Comments
Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 28 Comments
The latest controversy within the systemd camp is the new networkd support that appeared in this week's systemd 209 release. It seems the new systemd-networkd is forced upon users by default and not everyone likes this approach.
21 February 2014 - systemd - 87 Comments
The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments
A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 209 and once again it's another massive release with stuffing more features into the init system, including preparing the user-space side for the kernel D-Bus implementation.
20 February 2014 - systemd 209 - 150 Comments
The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.
18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments
For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 14 Comments
Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git
LibreOffice has been pushing forward in its development recently with supporting OpenCL in its spreadsheet, gaining an OpenGL rendering back-end, and supporting other modern features and system capabilities for the open-source office suite. LibreOffice is also planning for its adoption of the C++11 programming language and even C++14 language features.
13 February 2014 - LibreOffice LO++14 - 11 Comments
12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments
The GNU Guix package manager / distribution system is still active in development and the developers have planned a road-map to reaching version 1.0.
12 February 2014 - Guix - 11 Comments
In the name of freedom, GNU Hurd has the ability to run device drivers from user-space via the project's DDE layer. DDE is an interesting feature and does allow for some interesting possibilities although conventional wisdom advises against accessing and controlling your GPU, network, and disk drivers, along with other components, from user-space. This also includes running Linux kernel drivers in Hurd's user-space.
10 February 2014 - GNU Hurd DDE - 7 Comments
CodeRefactor is an open-source project aiming to take Microsoft CIL/MSIL bytecode and convert it into C++ for a native experience.
10 February 2014 - CodeRefactor - 5 Comments
For those tired of manually making CMake files for your software's build system, Autovala is a new project developed by a Phoronix reader that seeks to automate the process of generating CMake scripts.
9 February 2014 - Autovala - 7 Comments
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