Last year we wrote of the Maxthon web-browser being ported to Linux and as of today the first official version is available to the public.
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.
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.
The Pitivi open-source video editor is coming close to version 1.0.
Version 1.0.0 of the musl libc library has been released.
Out today is another big update to the open-source Blender 3D animation software.
Gooseberry is the latest project by the Blender Foundation, the entity behind the popular open-source 3D animation software.
The BlueZ Bluetooth Linux stack is out with a new release today.
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.
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.
PostgreSQL has picked up a new feature of logical decoding.
The latest version of the widely-used PulseAudio sound server is now available. With PulseAudio 5.0 comes new end-user features.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
For those tired of manually making CMake files for your software's build system, Autovala is a new project developed by a Phoronix reader that seeks to automate the process of generating CMake scripts.
There's some upset individuals over the "image/webp" MIME type not being added to the FreeDesktop.org XDG shared-mime-info package for Google's WebP image format.
For the devout fans of the Reiser4 file-system, the latest out-of-tree patches are now available so this open-source FS works on the Linux 3.13 kernel.
Facebook continues pushing forward its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) as a viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter and it continues running a heck of a lot faster.
The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.
ReactOS, the open-source operating system project aspiring for Windows API compatibility and binary compatibility with Windows drivers and applications, is out with a new release after nearly one year of development.
Movit is the Modern Video Toolkit and aims to provide an open-source library with high-quality video filters running on the GPU.
Version 0.9 of the Portable Computing Language (POCL) is now available as an open-source implementation of OpenCL 1.2.
There's a major new release out today of OpenSSH.
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.
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.
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