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Version 3.9 of the robust and powerful Valgrind is now available. Valgrind remains one of the leading choices as a dynamic analysis tool commonly used for detecting memory management problems and other issues.
4 November 2013 - Valgrind 3.9
E18 has been in development for nearly one year since the long-awaited Enlightenment E17 release last December. Now it appears that the alpha release of E18 is about ready.
4 November 2013 - Enlightenment E18 Alpha - 40 Comments
The Pixman low-level pixel manipulation library is nearing its 0.31.2 release. Pixman 0.31.2 is now up to a release candidate state and with it comes some performance optimizations.
4 November 2013 - Pixman
Xfce's Xfdesktop component that serves as the desktop manager for the lightweight GTK-based desktop environment has seen a new release.
2 November 2013 - Xfce 4 - 15 Comments
The user-space component to the SELinux project saw a major release yesterday. The libselinux, checkpolicy, libsemanage, libsepol, policycoreutils, and sepolgen software was updated to version 2.2.
31 October 2013 - SELinux User-Space
Blender 2.69 is now out as the latest release of the open-source 3D modelling software.
31 October 2013 - Blender 2.69 - 10 Comments
Cisco announced this morning their plans to open-source their H.264 codec under a BSD license and make it available free for all. Cisco is open-sourcing their H.264 codec without assessing any fees in an effort to push H.264 for the WebRTC real-time communication API.
30 October 2013 - H.264 Open-Source - 55 Comments
DNF, the next-generation version of the Yum package manager, saw a new release today and with it comes two new major features.
30 October 2013 - DNF Package Manager - 9 Comments
More than fifty commits pushed into the core code-base today for the LibreOffice open-source office suite work on support for "GPU Calc" to take advantage of OpenCL for various math spreadsheet calculations.
29 October 2013 - LibreOffice - 39 Comments
After being in development for years, wxWidgets 3.0 went into RC state at the beginning of October. Before closing out October, the open-source tool-kit project is now out with its second release candidate.
29 October 2013 - wxWidgets 3.0
Cinelerra, one of the popular open-source video editors and compositors for Linux, hadn't seen an official update since July of 2012 but pushed this week was a source package for their next major release.
27 October 2013 - Cinelerra - 2 Comments
With a commit made on Friday, Eclipse's SWT platform is now using GTK 3.x by default over GTK 2.x.
26 October 2013 - GTK3 Java - 13 Comments
With Apple controlling the development of CUPS open-source printing system, in recent years the major CUPS releases have immediately followed OS X releases. As a result, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that now with the official availability of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks", there is a new major CUPS release. CUPS 1.7.0 is the new version and it adds "polishing" to the multi-platform print server.
25 October 2013 - CUPS 1.7.0 - 10 Comments
It's been a while since last having major updates to share on Xiph.Org's Daala, the next-generation open-source video codec, but today there's a new technical overview update. The latest update on Daala covers prediction of chroma planes from luma.
23 October 2013 - Daala - 3 Comments
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
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