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HHVM 3.3 Implements More PHP Language Functionality & Faster Performance

A few days ago the Facebook developers working on the HipHop Virtual Machine -- that serves as a faster implementation of PHP and it also serves as the basis of their Hack language -- released HHVM 3.3.0.
26 September 2014 - HHVM 3.3

FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

The Free Software Foundation has issued their response to this week's news of the "Shellshock" bug that affects Bash.
26 September 2014 - Shellshocked - 74 Comments

Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston

The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code.
17 September 2014 - Eclipse - 16 Comments

The Defunct Bitcoin SourceForge Project Was Hacked

The original SourceForge project site for Bitcoin has been compromised along with an original email address of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder(s) of the project.
9 September 2014 - Bitcoin SourceForge - 9 Comments

POCL Is Maturing Well For Running OpenCL On The CPU

POCL, the Portable Computing Language, continues making headway for executing OpenCL kernels on CPUs. POCL now supports much of OpenCL 1.x and continues being refined for better support.
3 September 2014 - POCL - 8 Comments

LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement.
29 August 2014 - AArch64 Office - 25 Comments

OS Battle: Linux Takes 1.7% Desktop Marketshare

We have another metric in showing a 1.7% Linux desktop market-share, which isn't far off from other figures we've seen in the past indicating Linux desktop usage at under 2%.
28 August 2014 - Linux Desktop - 56 Comments

PHP 5.6 Officially Released With New Debugger

The PHP community this morning put out the awaited PHP 5.6 update that brings several language changes and other improvements to the popular web programming language.
28 August 2014 - PHP 5.6.0

LibreOffice 4.3.1 Released

LibreOffice 4.3.1 (codenamed "Fresh") has been released ahead of the LibreOffice Conference next week in Bern, Switzerland.
28 August 2014 - LibreOffice 4.3.1 - 3 Comments

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

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