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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

Git 2.1 Released

Version 2.1 of the Git revision control system is available this weekend.
17 August 2014 - Git 2.1

wxPHP: wxWidgets Come To PHP

The wxWidgets library for designing cross-platform GUIs now has support by the PHP programming language.
30 July 2014 - wxPHP - 14 Comments

LibreOffice 4.3 Released With Many Exciting Changes

LibreOffice 4.3 has been released today as the latest major update to the popular open-source office suite that continues in its battles against Microsoft Office.
30 July 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3 - 31 Comments

"The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced

The seL4 kernel that's an advanced, security-enhanced version of the L4 micro-kernel has been open-sourced by General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA.
29 July 2014 - seL4 - 60 Comments

Git 2.1 To Further Mainline Windows Support Patches

The Git 2.1.0-rc0 release was tagged on Sunday that provides a wide assortment of improvements, new features, and bug-fixes for the Git revision control system.
28 July 2014 - Git 2.1-rc0 - 8 Comments

Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise

Meson is a new, open-source build system under development showing good results over the likes of SCons.
27 July 2014 - Meson - 21 Comments

Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team

Miguel de Icaza shared that they're assembling a "Mono Performance Team" at Xamarin for accelerating the performance of Mono.
24 July 2014 - Mono Performance Team - 3 Comments

ownCloud 7 Brings Server-To-Server Sharing

The seventh version of ownCloud has been released this morning with some interesting new features for this personal, open-source cloud software.
23 July 2014 - ownCloud - 4 Comments

Development Continues For Supporting EXT4 On NVDIMMs

The large set of 22 patches for supporting the EXT4 file-system on non-volatile DIMM memory is now up to its eighth revision.
23 July 2014 - NVDIMM - 6 Comments

PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7

PHP developers are currently debating whether the next-generation version of the PHP programming language is to be known as PHP 6 or PHP 7.
21 July 2014 - PHP6 vs. PHP7 - 33 Comments

It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones.
20 July 2014 - HADK - 15 Comments

Open-Source Blu-Ray Now Works For BD-J / Menu Rendering

For users of libbluray for limited open-source Blu-Ray disc support, there's some updates worth fetching.
18 July 2014 - libbluray - 24 Comments

OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Brings Native IPv6 Support, New Init System

The first release candidate to OpenWRT "Barrier Breaker" 14.07 is now available with a large number of changes to this popular embedded Linux distribution primarily for routers and other network devices.
15 July 2014 - OpenWRT - 17 Comments

Another LZ4 Security Issue Analyzed

At the end of June I mentioned LZO and LZ4 security issues were uncovered while coming to light in the past week was another potential LZ4 security vulnerability for the lossless data compression library.
13 July 2014 - LZ4 - 7 Comments

Epic Games Is Supporting Blender's Development

Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4.
13 July 2014 - Epic Games - 19 Comments

Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories

As a follow-up to the story about a Qualcomm DMCA notice taking down 100+ repositories of open-source code on GitHub, Qualcomm has changed course.
7 July 2014 - GitHub - 19 Comments

BlueZ 5.21 Adds More Android Features

A new release is out for BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, with the developers continuing to work on the same theme of the past few months of adding Android features for BlueZ.
5 July 2014 - BlueZ 5.21 - 11 Comments

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