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The State Of The Lima/Tamil Driver Code

For those wondering about the state of the Lima and Tamil graphics drivers for providing open-source, accelerated support to ARM Mali graphics processors, Luc Verhaegen has written a new blog post after being silent for a while.
23 April 2015 - Lima Driver - 31 Comments

Nginx 1.8.0 Brings Backend SSL Verification, Experimental Thread Pools

Version 1.8.0 of the Nginx open-source web server is now available.
21 April 2015 - nginx 1.8 - 2 Comments

Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued

One month ago I wrote about the Library Operating System for Linux (LibOS) and initial reaction to that independent project led to an interesting range of responses. A month later, LibOS is still being worked on for Linux.
19 April 2015 - LibOS

Open-Source Ardour 4.0 Audio Software Has Big Improvements

Version 4.0 of the open-source Ardour audio editing software has been released. Ardour 4.0 brings over a reported 1,000 bug fixes.
18 April 2015 - OS X / Windows / Linux - 11 Comments

LibreOffice 4.5 Bumped To Become LibreOffice 5.0

While we've been looking forward to the new features of LibreOffice 4.5 as the leading open-source office suite, version 4.5 is no more. The next version of LO is now going to be LibreOffice 5.0.
16 April 2015 - LibreOffice 5.0 - 10 Comments

ZFS On Linux Adds New Kernel Support, Asynchronous I/O

A new release of ZFS On Linux is available this week for providing the latest capabilities for this Oracle/Sun ZFS file-system implemented as an out-of-tree, native Linux kernel driver.
10 April 2015 - ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 - 4 Comments

phpMyAdmin 4.4 Released

Version 4.4 of the popular phpMyAdmin MySQL database administration software is now available.
2 April 2015 - phpMyAdmin 4.4.0

Blender 2.74 Brings Many Improvements

Blender 2.74 was released yesterday as the newest version of this leading open-source 3D/modeling software.
1 April 2015 - Blender 2.74 - 2 Comments

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 - 30 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 - 19 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 - 14 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

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