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Earlier in the year I wrote about an initiative to bring Lua scripting support to the NetBSD kernel. With a Lua interpreter within the kernel, it would be easy to extend kernel subsystems, prototype new features, and lower the barrier to entry for NetBSD development. Well, that support for Lua has now been officially added to the NetBSD kernel.
17 October 2013 - Lua NetBSD - 10 Comments
Last month I wrote about the launch of OpenZFS as an initiative to organize the various open-source ZFS file-system projects around Linux, BSD, OS X, and other platforms. OpenZFS is an umbrella project now for all the different ZFS implementations since the code became available during the Sun Microsystems glory days.
17 October 2013 - OpenZFS - 23 Comments
Tux3, a promising open-source file-system that never seems to quite make it off the ground and goes dormant once in a while, appears to now be back on track. The lead Tux3 developer is working at Samsung and has begun plotting future features pre and post merge into the mainline kernel.
17 October 2013 - Tux3 - 2 Comments
A new release of BlueZ is out that projects a command-line client for its Bluetooth OBject EXchange support.
16 October 2013 - BlueZ 5.10 - 2 Comments
Samba 4.1.0 was released on Friday and with it comes support for encrypted transport, Btrfs file-system integration, server-side copy support, and other new features for the popular open-source software re-implementing Microsoft's SMB/CIFS networking protocol.
12 October 2013 - Samba 4.1.0
12 October 2013 - OpenRISC - 9 Comments
Our latest benchmarks of the Linux 3.12 kernel are looking at the I/O performance between the Noop, CFQ, and Deadline schedulers on the latest Linux kernel when using the high-end Intel Core i7 4960X.
10 October 2013 - Linux 3.12 I/O - 13 Comments
LinuxMint has now officially announced the release of the Cinnamon desktop GNOME Shell 3.x fork.
10 October 2013 - Cinnamon 2.0 - 8 Comments
OwnCloud, the open-source private cloud storage service, is preparing to make a huge step forward with its upcoming version six release. OwnCloud 6 Alpha 1 was released today and with it comes many new end-user features.
9 October 2013 - ownCloud 6 - 9 Comments
Linux Mint's Cinnamon 2.0 desktop fork of the GNOME Shell has been tagged and is being readied for release.
9 October 2013 - Cinnamon 2.0 - 9 Comments
Earlier this week DirectFB developers published support for running Wayland's Weston on the Direct Frame-Buffer. This was just one of several interesting projects out of DirectFB and now they have a bit of a road-map concerning the future of their project.
9 October 2013 - DirectFB - 6 Comments
For nearly two years there's been a feature branch of LibreOffice to provide an OpenGL-based canvas implementation to LibreOffice. This OpenGL canvas has now finally been merged into the open-source office suite.
7 October 2013 - OpenGL Canvas - 5 Comments
After being in development for several years, the first release candidate of the wxWidgets 3.0 tool-kit is now available. This update to the wxWidgets cross-platform GUI tool-kit has received extensive changes to make this a very exciting and worthwhile upgrade.
7 October 2013 - wxWidgets 3.0 - 8 Comments
As the latest interesting event in the Wayland world, DirectFB developers have ported Wayland's Weston compositor to run on DirectFB so that any DirectFB platform can now use Weston, including EGL and OpenGL ES support.
7 October 2013 - DirectFB Support - 8 Comments
The latest release of libbluray, the open-source Blu-ray library used by VLC, MPlayer, and XBMC among other multimedia projects, has better support for Blu-ray Disc Java and Blu-ray menus.
4 October 2013 - libbluray 0.4.0 - 8 Comments
Ilixi is a tool-kit designed around the DirectFB environment that is very lightweight, supports key and pointer navigation, provides event-driven widgets, aims to be very fast, and is designed for use atop only DirectFB. Ilixi has picked up many features this year and it's now deemed production ready.
4 October 2013 - DirectFB Ilixi - 3 Comments
The Simple DirectMedia Layer post-SDL2.0 code now has support for the popular low-cost low-end Raspberry Pi ARM platform.
30 September 2013 - SDL2
Haiku OS, the open-source operating system inspired by BeOS, now has package management support.
30 September 2013 - Haiku Package Management - 7 Comments
Just days after a brand new cloud operating system was released, IBM is out with a new operating system of its own. FusedOS is IBM's new research project that's now an open-source general purpose OS.
27 September 2013 - FusedOS - 5 Comments
The Maxthon freeware web-browser that up to now has been available for Windows and OS X on the desktop is in the process of being ported to the Linux desktop. Maxthon has received high rankings in the past on Windows, but how well will this Trident/WebKit-based browser fair on Linux?
27 September 2013 - Mathon - 45 Comments
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