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.
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.
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