The latest addition to Facebook's PHP-based Hack programming language is an interesting concept of cooperative multitasking for providing threading-like capabilities while only really executing one piece of code at a time.
Last month on Phoronix I wrote about the Gngr project, a web browser focused on the user's privacy that was written from scratch. Bits of this web browser are now starting to be open-sourced.
Version 1.3.1 of the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) was released this week, a year and a half since the release of FLAC 1.3.0.
Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release.
The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.
Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released.
A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.
A developer saddened by the poor state of the Opera web-browser on Linux has taken to writing his open-source web browser that carries the best features from Opera.
Gfx-rs is the name of a new high-performance, bindless graphics API that tries to be better than OpenGL, at least when dealing with the maturing Rust language.
Last month during the Linux Foundation events in Düsseldorf, Germany was also a PulseAudio Mini Summit where the developers behind the once controversial Linux sound system had plotted some of their plans for the future.
Running off systemd's new Linux software/packaging vision, Matthias Klumpp has proposed Limba, an experimental software installer that doesn't depend upon Btrfs but rather technologies that have been mostly mainline for a while.
The latest release of BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, is now available and adds support for a number of new features.
Version 1.7.0 of ownCloud's open-source client is now available for this Dropbox competitor.
The Git 2.2.0 release candidate 1 is now available as this latest big update to Git stabilizes.
Facebook's latest open-source code contribution to the public is Proxygen, a C++ HTTP framework with HTTP/SPDY server capabilities that it's been using internally in place of Apache and Nginx servers.
After a several year wait, the Yandex Browser is now available for Linux.
For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0.
Eric Anholt has provided a status update concerning the state of Broadcom's VC4 Gallium3D driver that provides open-source graphics support for the Raspberry Pi.
Jasper St. Pierre who we're usually talking about on Phoronix due to his GNOME contributions related to Wayland support, shared today he's come up with a new animated image format to compete with GIF.
Yesterday Lennart Poettering wrote a controversial post how the open-source community is "a sick place to be in" and took issue with comments made by Linus Torvalds and others. To no surprise, there's been different individuals coming out with their own opinions on the matter.
The Blender 2.72 open-source modeling and 3D creation software is now available with some exciting changes.
OpenSSH 6.7 has been released this morning with a number of new features.
Lennart Poettering made some interesting remarks today via his personal Google+ page about how the open-source community can be "quite a sick place to be in" with its controversies and personal attacks.
CUPS 2.0 has finally been released in marking the fifteen years the project has been around with what was originally referred to as the Common Unix Printing System.
A few days ago the Facebook developers working on the HipHop Virtual Machine -- that serves as a faster implementation of PHP and it also serves as the basis of their Hack language -- released HHVM 3.3.0.
The Free Software Foundation has issued their response to this week's news of the "Shellshock" bug that affects Bash.
The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code.
The original SourceForge project site for Bitcoin has been compromised along with an original email address of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder(s) of the project.
POCL, the Portable Computing Language, continues making headway for executing OpenCL kernels on CPUs. POCL now supports much of OpenCL 1.x and continues being refined for better support.
We have another metric in showing a 1.7% Linux desktop market-share, which isn't far off from other figures we've seen in the past indicating Linux desktop usage at under 2%.
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