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Libav Picks Up A WebP Decoder

The FFmpeg-forked Libav project now has support for decoding Google's WebP format.
18 September 2013 - Libav - 4 Comments

OSv: A New Cloud Operating System For VMs

OSv was announced during this week's Linux Foundation CloudOpen event in New Orleans. OSv is a new operating system designed for cloud computing. OSv is BSD licensed and is designed for maximum performance of single applications running atop a hypervisor.
17 September 2013 - OSv Announcement - 7 Comments

OpenZFS Launches To Promote Open-Source ZFS

OpenZFS has outed themselves today as the "truly open-source successor to the ZFS project", the popular and highly-advanced file-system designed for Solaris during the Sun Microsystems days. OpenZFS is designed to promote the file-system on various operating systems and for allowing developers and stakeholders to better collaborate over open-source ZFS activities.
17 September 2013 - OpenZFS Project - 87 Comments

Open-Source Freedreno Graphics Driver Is Now Faster

The open-source Freedreno graphics driver for providing reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno GPU support is now faster for handling OpenGL ES games.
15 September 2013 - Freedreno - 19 Comments

Java JDK 8 Developer Preview Released

Oracle has released the first JDK 8 Developer Preview builds for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Solaris platforms.
11 September 2013 - Java JDK 8 - 27 Comments

SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

The failure of a solid-state drive in Linus Torvalds' main workstation has led to new activity during the Linux 3.12 kernel merge window being temporarily suspended.
10 September 2013 - Dead Disk - 38 Comments

Python 3.4 Steps Closer With New Features

The second alpha release of Python 3.4 is now available and with it comes a range of improvements over Python 3.3.
9 September 2013 - Python 3.4 - 44 Comments

PostgreSQL 9.3 Has Writable External Data, New JSON

Version 9.3 of the popular open-source PostgreSQL database software has been released and it's bearing new features.
9 September 2013 - PostgreSQL 9.3

Libde265: Another Open-Source H.265

The libde265 library is a growing open-source implementation of the new H.265 codec.
5 September 2013 - libde265 - 4 Comments

DIRFS: A DragonFlyBSD File-System For Virtual Kernels

DIRFS was committed today as a new file-system for the DragonFlyBSD operating system. DIRFS isn't some competitor to the distribution's HAMMER (or the forthcoming HAMMER2 file-system), but it's a simple file-system implementation designed for use by the operating system's virtual kernel architecture.
4 September 2013 - DIRFS - 7 Comments

MythTV 0.27 Release Candidate Has Arrived

After going into alpha form in July, MythTV 0.27 is now up to its release candidate stage.
3 September 2013 - MythTV 0.27

Collabora Begins Supporting LibreOffice

SUSE's LibreOffice team is joining Collabora and forming the Collabora Productivity group where they will be offering commercial support for the open-source office suite and expanding their focus.
3 September 2013 - Collabora - 5 Comments

Btrfs On Ubuntu Is Running Well

For those curious about first-hand stories of using Btrfs in a production environment, Alan Pope of Canonical has written about his positive experiences in running Btrfs on a production server for more than the past year.
2 September 2013 - Btrfs Ubuntu - 45 Comments

HPN-SSH: A High-Performance SSH/SCP

HPN-SSH is a high performance SSH/SCP implementation coming out of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. The code to HPN-SSH is released as a patch-set atop OpenSSH.
30 August 2013 - HPN-SSH - 5 Comments

Feedbin RSS Reader Is Now Open-Source Software

The Feedbin RSS feed reader was open-sourced today.
27 August 2013 - Feedbin - 2 Comments

SQLite 3.8 Release Brings Partial Indexes, NGQP

For those relying upon the widely-used SQLite relational database system, version 3.8.0 is now available with support for partial indexes, the Next Generation Query Planner (NGQP), new pragmas, and other features.
26 August 2013 - SQLite 3.8.0

Native Viber Client Published For Linux

Viber Media has released a native Linux client of their popular software for making free calls, texts, and picture sharing. The free Viber service is now officially supported on Fedora and Ubuntu, among other Linux distributions.
26 August 2013 - Viber Linux - 48 Comments

Freedreno Driver Programming Documentation Updated

Rob Clark has updated his Wiki-based documentation for the Freedreno driver project, the reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno/Snapdragon graphics support. The update includes detailing Qualcomm's A3xx shader instruction set.
25 August 2013 - Freedreno

Facebook HHVM Prepares For New & Faster Release

Facebook's engineers responsible for developing HHVM, a high performance version of PHP, are preparing for a new release of this virtual machine to happen next month. This new release has even faster performance while delivering greater functionality.
25 August 2013 - HHVM - 2 Comments

ZFSOnLinux 0.6.2 Is Faster, Supports Newer Kernels

A new release of ZFSOnLinux is now available, the native ZFS file-system implementation for the Linux kernel that's maintained as an out-of-tree kernel module.
24 August 2013 - ZFSOnLinux 0.6.2

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