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.
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.
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.
Version 2.1 of the Git revision control system is available this weekend.
The wxWidgets library for designing cross-platform GUIs now has support by the PHP programming language.
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.
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.
Meson is a new, open-source build system under development showing good results over the likes of SCons.
Miguel de Icaza shared that they're assembling a "Mono Performance Team" at Xamarin for accelerating the performance of Mono.
The seventh version of ownCloud has been released this morning with some interesting new features for this personal, open-source cloud software.
The large set of 22 patches for supporting the EXT4 file-system on non-volatile DIMM memory is now up to its eighth revision.
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.
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.
For users of libbluray for limited open-source Blu-Ray disc support, there's some updates worth fetching.
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.
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.
Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4.
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.
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.
Qualcomm has forced GitHub to take down over 100 Git repositories over alleged copyright infringement.
The latest open-source security issues uncovered affect LZO and LZ4 and the issues run back years.
Blender 2.71 was released today for those using this flagship, open-source 3D modeling software.
Ivan Shapovalov is back on track with his Reiser4 file-system contributions.
The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes.
The Unicode 7.0 standard was announced yesterday and adds 2,834 characters.
Eric Anholt, one of the most prolific contributors to Intel's Mesa graphics driver stack in past years, has departed Intel to instead work for Broadcom.
Version 3.0 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements over CMake 2.x.
Nearly a year and a half past the first public release of Docker, Docker 1.0 is now available.
Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL.
It still is not really clear what happened to TrueCrypt with the official web-site still warning users against using the software; there's been no further confirmation whether it was a web-site hack, a back-door found in the software, government intervention, or other reason for shutting down the open-source project.
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