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Systemd Developers Did NOT Fork The Linux Kernel

Various Phoronix readers have written in this weekend and commented in the forums and elsewhere that systemd developers forked the Linux kernel. This is not the case.
30 March 2015 - systemd-linux - 29 Comments

Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE

Facebook today announced Nuclide, its latest open-source project, which is an integrated development environment derived from GitHub's Atom editor.
26 March 2015 - Nuclide - 10 Comments

Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing

An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn't add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing.
26 March 2015 - Git 2.4 - 1 Comment

LibreOffice Online: A Cloud Version Of LibreOffice

Collabora and IceWarp are collaborating to create LibreOffice On-Line, a scalable, cloud-hostable version of LibreOffice for the web.
25 March 2015 - LibreOffice Online - 20 Comments

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public.
24 March 2015 - RenderMan Free - 13 Comments

The Linux Milestones That Didn't Make It This Winter

While this winter brought many exciting milestones for Linux and open-source fans, there's also some milestones/features hoped for this winter that haven't yet come to fruition.
20 March 2015 - Linux MIA Features - 17 Comments

Sirius: An Open-Source Alternative To Apple's Siri & Google Now

Sirius is an open-source, end-to-end Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) service. Sirius is able to recognize speech or imagery and return the results in natural language.
20 March 2015 - Sirius - 6 Comments

Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Revealed; LibreSSL In Better Shape

The latest OpenSSL security vulnerabilities were made public today with four CVEs being addressed.
19 March 2015 - OpenSSL Flaws - 2 Comments

OpenSSH 6.8 Brings Big Internal Code Changes

OpenSSH 6.8 was released this morning and with this version a lot of their internal code was refactored to make OpenSSH more library-like.
18 March 2015 - OpenSSH 6.8

Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.
18 March 2015 - Plymouth 0.9.2 - 22 Comments

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Is Indeed Moving Along

Over the night I wrote about GTK+ 3.x support being improved inside LibreOffice after noticing the relevant Git commits while now the Red Hat developer has come forward and elaborated on his work to improve the GTK-related code within LibreOffice.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK+ 3 - 14 Comments

Google To Shutdown Google Code, Concedes To GitHub

Days after Gitorious got acquired by GitLab, the latest code hosting platform seeing a shake-up is Google Code. Google has announced today they're shutting down Google Code.
12 March 2015 - Google Code - 38 Comments

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Got Improved: "Performance Usable"

For what it's worth, it seems the GTK+ 3.x support for LibreOffice is finally becoming "usable" thanks to a Red Hat developer.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK3 - 9 Comments

Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java

For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V.
5 March 2015 - SPIR-V Parser - 20 Comments

Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support

Samba 4.2.0 was just released for those in need of file and print service sharing with Windows via SMB/CIFS. The Samba 4.2 release brings with it several new features.
4 March 2015 - Samba 4.2.0

Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab

Gitorious, a once formidable competitor to GitHub in the early days of the Git revision control system for hosting open-source projects, has been acquired by GitLab.
3 March 2015 - Gitorious - 7 Comments

Another Software Patent That Should Be Tossed Out

Hewlett Packard has patented the identification of a failed code change by automatically running a set of tests against the set of changes for indicating the regression.
3 March 2015 - HP WO2013115797A1 - 16 Comments

Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.
27 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 46 Comments

A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line

Thanks to recent work done by systemd developers Kay Sievers and David Herrmann on Gummiboot, there's a UEFI boot-loader stub for starting a Linux kernel with an initial RAM disk (initrd) and kernel command line that are all embedded within the executable.
25 February 2015 - UEFI Executable - 12 Comments

Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
15 February 2015 - Reiser4 Linux 3.18 - 3 Comments

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