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Last week Adobe open-sourced their CFF rasterizer engine -- in conjunction with Google -- for use by FreeType. Now FreeType 2.4.12 has been released to ship these CFF font improvements.
10 May 2013 - FreeType - 14 Comments
OpenNebula 4.0 "Eagle" has been released as the latest major release of this popular, open-source cloud computing system.
9 May 2013 - OpenNebula 4.0
The open-source 3D modelling software Blender has a new release out this afternoon and it brings with it some prominent changes.
7 May 2013 - Blender - 4 Comments
Cinnamon, the popular GNOME Shell fork developed by the Linux Mint crew, has released a major update to their software stack.
6 May 2013 - Cinnamon 1.8 - 5 Comments
The sound subsystem for the Linux kernel with the numerous hardware audio drivers have been updated for Linux 3.10.
3 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 3 Comments
phpMyAdmin, the popular browser-based software for MySQL database administration, has hit a significant milestone with the release of phpMyAdmin 4.0.0.
3 May 2013 - phpMyAdmin 4.0 - 3 Comments
The DRM graphics driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel.
3 May 2013 - DRM Pull - 3 Comments
Adobe has open-sourced their advanced CFF rasterizer for the FreeType project. This Adobe contribution, along with the support of Google, will improve FreeType font rendering on Linux and other platforms.
2 May 2013 - Adobe - 21 Comments
The popular Linux distribution for routers and other wireless/network devices, OpenWrt, has been christened by a new version. OpenWrt 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" brings with it many new features.
30 April 2013 - OpenWrt - 4 Comments
After years of waiting, there is finally a publicly available beta of the Lightworks high-end non-linear video editing software.
30 April 2013 - Lightworks Linux - 68 Comments
Version 7.6 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, has been released and with it comes support for new debugging targets and a whole lot more.
28 April 2013 - Debugging
A new release candidate build of version 2.67 for the Blender modelling software is now available. The Blender 2.67 update will be introducing several new features.
27 April 2013 - Blender 2.67 - 6 Comments
A web hosting company has publicly shared their thoughts on the Btrfs file-system for Linux. While often discussed as the next-generation Linux file-system, Btrfs isn't fully baked for use in a production world quite yet.
26 April 2013 - Not Yet Baked - 13 Comments
Version 1.4.0 of the lightweight open-source nginx web-server has been released with several new features.
24 April 2013 - NGINX
At the end of March was a new release of ZFS On Linux, a kernel module implementation of the ZFS file-system for Linux, and it was declared ZFS On Linux is now ready for wide-scale deployments. With this release (ZOL/SPL v0.6.1), new benchmarks are being done to compare ZFS to popular Linux file-systems. In this article is a brief preview against EXT4.
18 April 2013 - ZFS On Linux - 53 Comments
When earlier this week delivering Btrfs benchmarks with various mount options for tuning the next-generation Linux file-system, some Linux users were hoping to see other file-systems tossed into the test mix too for reference. Here's those numbers.
13 April 2013 - Btrfs Benchmarks - 19 Comments
Version 1.0.27 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) has been released for Linux desktop users worldwide.
12 April 2013 - ALSA 1.0.27 - 6 Comments
PHP 5.5 Beta 3 was released today wotj a few bug-fixes and other minor changes. To complement the PHP benchmarks earlier this week, here are some benchmarks of the forthcoming PHP 5.5.
11 April 2013 - PHP 5.5 - 1 Comment
Released last month by Facebook was their open-source HipHOp "HHVM" 2.0 virtual machine. Benchmarks of HHVM at Phoronix show that the code does live up to Facebook's performance claims.
9 April 2013 - HipHop HHVM - 18 Comments
With version 5.5 of the common PHP server-side language due for release soon, here's some interesting benchmarks showing off the performance of PHP 5.5 compared to the earlier 5.4, 5.3, and 5.2 releases of this popular scripting language.
8 April 2013 - PHP 5.5 - 1 Comment
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