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PHP 5.6 Has An Exponential Operator, New Features

The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.

18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments
LibreOffice Plans For C++11 / C++14 Development

LibreOffice has been pushing forward in its development recently with supporting OpenCL in its spreadsheet, gaining an OpenGL rendering back-end, and supporting other modern features and system capabilities for the open-source office suite. LibreOffice is also planning for its adoption of the C++11 programming language and even C++14 language features.

13 February 2014 - LibreOffice LO++14 - 11 Comments
WebODF Making Good Progress, Aims For More

WebODF is an AGPL-licensed JavaScript library that provides Open Document Format support on the web with collaborative editing capabilities. In the four years the project has been around, it's been making great success but they have even more plans going forward.

12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments
GDB 7.7 Debugger Released

The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.

6 February 2014 - GDB 7.7 - 4 Comments
Lightworks 11.5 Brings New Linux Features

The Lightworks professional non-linear video editing software that finally made it to Linux last year has seen a major update this week with the arrival of Lightworks 11.5.

30 January 2014 - Video Editor - 6 Comments
Git 1.9 RC1 Is Now Available

The first release candidate to the upcoming Git 1.9 revision control system is now available and with this major update comes a few new features.

27 January 2014 - Git 1.9 RC1 - Add A Comment
FOSDEM 2014 Is Next Weekend

FOSDEM 2014 is this coming weekend in Brussels. FOSDEM is one of my favorite open-source / Linux events in the world -- as is also a favorite by many others -- with a plethora of interesting content ranging from end-user talks to low-level technical discussions.

27 January 2014 - FOSDEM '14 - 11 Comments
Linux Kernel Block Maintainer Joins Facebook

Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.

24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System? - Add A Comment
OpenShot 2.0 Is Behind Schedule But Making Progress

Last year the OpenShot open-source video editor project had a very successful Kickstarter campaign where they more than doubled their goal and raised $45k USD to work on "award-winning video editing for all", cross-platform support, and a host of new features. OpenShot went rather quiet recently, but there's now new updates on the project.

13 January 2014 - OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor - 2 Comments
Mono Developers Regret Doing Moonlight In C++

Yesterday Phoronix was the first to widely report on the news this week that Cairo is being looked at for a potential 2D drawing C++ standard. It's still being evaluated by the ISO C++ standards committee but it's an interesting topic and already drew lots of feedback. Now Miguel de Icaza of Mono fame has chimed in on the matter.

4 January 2014 - Miguel de Icaza Speaks - 112 Comments
Open-Source Blu-ray Decryption Library For Linux

Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.

2 January 2014 - libdbplus - 42 Comments

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