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In a sign of PostgreSQL trying to better compete against MongoDB with its "BSON" (binary JSON), PostgreSQL now has support for a binary JSON data type.
24 March 2014 - JSONB - 17 Comments
The latest argument within the open-source camp is whether the choice of the display server is still relevant in modern times of the Linux desktop, given the advancements of tool-kits and other components. Alas, it's another Mir vs. Wayland battle.
24 March 2014 - Mir vs. Wayland - 85 Comments
The Pitivi open-source video editor is coming close to version 1.0.
21 March 2014 - Pitivi
Version 1.0.0 of the musl libc library has been released.
20 March 2014 - musl - 8 Comments
Out today is another big update to the open-source Blender 3D animation software.
20 March 2014 - Blender 2.70 - 1 Comment
Gooseberry is the latest project by the Blender Foundation, the entity behind the popular open-source 3D animation software.
14 March 2014 - Gooseberry - 4 Comments
The BlueZ Bluetooth Linux stack is out with a new release today.
11 March 2014 - BlueZ
The TvHeadend project is a long-standing TV streaming server for Linux, but its main developer may be fading out after not finding many contributions and new user engagement from the community.
6 March 2014 - TvHeadend - 13 Comments
I've been informed by the musl development camp that they intend to release version 1.0 of their standard C library in the next few weeks.
6 March 2014 - Musl - 15 Comments
PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
4 March 2014 - PostgreSQL - 1 Comment
The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
3 March 2014 - PulseAudio - 43 Comments
Neovim is a new open-source text editor project that advertises itself as "vim's rebirth for the 21st century", a more modern version of the incredibly popular vim editor.
24 February 2014 - Neovim - 37 Comments
The Finnish-based Jolla has announced Sailfish OS 1.0 in time for Mobile World Congress and have also committed to soon delivering this mobile Linux OS to Android devices.
21 February 2014 - Sailfish 1.0 - 38 Comments
A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments
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
For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 17 Comments
Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git
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
12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments
CodeRefactor is an open-source project aiming to take Microsoft CIL/MSIL bytecode and convert it into C++ for a native experience.
10 February 2014 - CodeRefactor - 5 Comments
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