A big update to Synfig is now available, an open-source 2D animation software package for Linux / Windows / macOS.
There's a new release available of the HarfBuzz text shaping library used by projects like Qt, Pango, GTK, LibreOffice, Firefox, and many other software projects. HarfBuzz 1.4 is a significant release.
The release candidate is out for the upcoming Samba 4.6 version of this open-source SMB/CIFS implementation.
Fitting nicely into the related discussion of Should Tarballs Be On Their Way Out The Door In 2017?, Intel developer Arjan Van De Ven of the Clear Linux project has compared various data compression options.
It's been about one year since the last Inkscape release while now available is version 0.92 as a relatively big update to this open-source vector drawing program.
A new version of the musl libc standard library is available for those interested in this lightweight alternative to glibc and others.
The .tar archive file format has been around for decades, but GNOME / free software developer Jussi Pakkanen suggests that it's time for a modern solution.
SQLite 3.16.0 was released today and it's quite a feature-packed release for being the first update of 2017.
Zlib 1.2.9 was released this weekend as the first update to this data compression library in more than three years.
Last year I had written about the The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015 and then Other Letdowns For Linux / Open-Source Users From 2015, which ended up being among the most viewed articles of 2016. So I figured I'd once again share a list of what personally was disappointing not to see happen in 2016 within the Linux/open-source space.
Libpng 1.6.27, 1.5.28, 1.4.20, 1.2.57, and 1.0.67 were all released today to fix a pointer null dereference bug dating back to 1995.
A big update to the Open-Source Computer Vision library was quietly released just before Christmas.
A new version of the open-source OpenVPN virtual private network software stack is now available.
Arcan is the project we first wrote about earlier this year as an open-source display server built atop a game engine and with Lua scripting support. It's been in development for years and progressed a lot this year. Lately the developer has been working on X11 and Wayland compatibility for Arcan.
With this weekend's release of the Darktable 2.2 RAW digital photography workflow software being out and it having OpenCL improvements among other advancements, I've been carrying out some fresh benchmarks for this popular open-source, cross-platform program.
This Christmas Eve if you have any RAW digital photographs you are looking to manage, the DarkTable 2.2.0 release is now available with many improvements since its 2.0 release.
So far this year on Phoronix I have written more than 3,400 articles on open-source and Linux. Of all the events this year, which were my favorite? Here's my favorite announcements and milestones for Linux and free software in 2016.
In case you plan to do any video editing for your 2016 holiday videos and are deciding between the different open-source non-linear video editors, OpenShot 2.2 was released this morning as a sizable feature update.
The Nmap Network Mapper security scanner program has done a holiday release "in case your Christmas break plans involve a lot of port scanning."
There's a new version of The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux before closing out 2016.
A new release of Ardour is available, the widely-praised, open-source digital audio workstation software.
Git 2.11 has been released as the newest version of this most widely used open-source version control system by free software projects.
This morning I posted a 20-way Darktable OpenCL comparison for this open-source digital photography workflow software that can make great use of GPUs. Those results were well-received and there were requests for more CPU data, so here are some Darktable benchmarks on more Linux boxes.
This week marks the Darktable 2.2.0-RC1 release as the developers of this open-source photography workflow software prepare for its official release, just in time if you are planning to get some new camera gear this holiday season.
For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update.
CVE-2016-4484 was disclosed on Monday as a Cryptsetup issue that allows users to easily gain access to a root initramfs shell on affected systems in a little over one minute of simply hitting the keyboard's enter key.
German conglomerate Siemens has announced they are acquiring Mentor Graphics, a company that's involved with Linux in several areas.
Version 3.7 of the CMake build system is now available.
After writing earlier this week about DirectFB returning online after their project site disappeared, the lead developer has put out an update on the project.
PackPack is a new open-source (BSD-licensed) project for building RPM and Debian packages from Git repository software sources. PackPack leverages Docker containers, semantic versioning, and can interface with the Travis continuous integration software.
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