FOSDEM 2014 is this coming weekend in Brussels. FOSDEM is one of my favorite open-source / Linux events in the world -- as is also a favorite by many others -- with a plethora of interesting content ranging from end-user talks to low-level technical discussions.
Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.
The first pre release candidate to Git 1.9 is now available. This next major update to the Git revision control system brings various changes.
The Khronos Group announced this morning their SPIR 1.2 specification for portable encoding of OpenCL programs with their IR based upon LLVM.
CGIT 0.10 has been released and it's a rather exciting and major update for just being a web-based Git viewer.
Last year the OpenShot open-source video editor project had a very successful Kickstarter campaign where they more than doubled their goal and raised $45k USD to work on "award-winning video editing for all", cross-platform support, and a host of new features. OpenShot went rather quiet recently, but there's now new updates on the project.
With the Linux.Conf.Au 2014 conference having wrapped up, here's some of the video recordings that I'd recommend worth watching as Phoronix readers.
Just shy of three months since the Apple-controlled open-source CUPS print server shipped their big 1.7.0 release, the 1.7.1 point release is now available.
After two and a half years of development the libssh 0.6.0 library has finally seen the light of day. The wait should be very worthwhile.
Yesterday Phoronix was the first to widely report on the news this week that Cairo is being looked at for a potential 2D drawing C++ standard. It's still being evaluated by the ISO C++ standards committee but it's an interesting topic and already drew lots of feedback. Now Miguel de Icaza of Mono fame has chimed in on the matter.
The C++ standards committee is looking at adopting a Cairo C++ interface as part of a future revision to the ISO C++ standard to provide 2D drawing.
Some days ago there was an update released to VideoLAN's libbluray Blu-ray library that began supporting BD-J Java and other new functionality. Making news now is another but separate open-source Blu-ray news.
The lightweight Nginx web-server alternative to Apache is being promoted to the main archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release.
A few days ago I wrote about a Qt5-powered web-browser inspired by Opera that's open-source and would see its first development release soon. There was lots of interest in the project with many Opera users having experienced a falling-out with the closed-source browser's recent versions. Now as of yesterday Otter Alpha 1 is available.
AnthraX, a kernel used by some for their mobile Android devices as an alternative to the stock kernels or those from other open-source Android projects for reportedly offering better performance and functionality, is still refusing to release the kernel's source-code even though it's based on the Linux kernel and subject to the terms of the GPL.
Chris Mason intends to update the btrfs-progs user-space utilities for the Btrfs file-system in conjunction with new stable Linux kernel releases.
BusyBox 1.22 is now available as the latest unstable release of "the Swiss Army Knife of the Embedded Linux." With BusyBox 1.22 comes many changes and improvements.
The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute celebrated the New Year by launching Commotion 1.0, an open-source Mesh networking tool-kit.
The DarkTable open-source photography workflow software has seen a major update to end out 2013. Version 1.4 of DarkTable brings a host of new features.
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has spent some of his Christmas coming up with a basic, open-source Linux version of 1Password. The 1Password program is a popular desktop and mobile app for generating strong, random passwords and serving as a secure wallet for storing the passwords.
The Ruby project has done a new major release on Christmas for their popular programming language. Ruby offers performance speed-ups but without severe incompatibilities, according to the release announcement.
The VideoLAN project has announced the release of libbluray 0.5.0, the latest version of the open-source Blu-ray library. This latest release has better BD-J Java support and other new/improved features.
While the Linux x32 ABI has been talked about since 2011 and there's been mainline Linux kernel support since 2012 and x32 support within other programs has trickled in, there still isn't any widespread interested in this ABI intended for use on 64-bit processors while using 32-bit pointers.
In December of last year Phoronix was first to cover Project Darling, an open-source project that allows running Apple Mac OS X binaries on Linux-based systems. Sadly, the Darling Project appears to now be a memory of the past.
Gummiboot 41 was released this weekend with new features and was followed immediately by Gummiboot 42 to correct the build system for this open-source simple UEFI boot manager.
After Facebook developers focused non-stop on improving the performance and language parity for the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), they have now announced their outstanding results.
There's been a lot of Git activity around PHP 5.6 recently and we have an idea for the changes and new features to be found in this next major release of the PHP interpreter.
Lennart Poettering's former project of focus, PulseAudio, now supports the journal of his increasingly-used systemd system management daemon.
POCL, the open-source project formerly known as Portable OpenCL, will see its version 0.9 release in the next month with many improvements.
BGFX is a cross-platform rendering library that makes it easy targeting multiple versions of OpenGL and Direct3D on platforms ranging from Apple iOS to Windows to Google Native Client.
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