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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.
8 February 2014 - WebP - 11 Comments
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.
8 February 2014 - Reiser4 Linux 3.13 - 13 Comments
The latest version of the GNU C Library is now available. At version 2.19, glibc adds many new features and other improvements.
8 February 2014 - glibc 2.19
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.
7 February 2014 - Facebook HHVM - 2 Comments
The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.
6 February 2014 - GDB 7.7 - 4 Comments
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.
6 February 2014 - ReactOS 0.3.16 - 17 Comments
Movit is the Modern Video Toolkit and aims to provide an open-source library with high-quality video filters running on the GPU.
5 February 2014 - Movit
Version 0.9 of the Portable Computing Language (POCL) is now available as an open-source implementation of OpenCL 1.2.
3 February 2014 - POCL 0.9 - 7 Comments
There's a major new release out today of OpenSSH.
30 January 2014 - OpenSSH 6.5 - 6 Comments
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.
30 January 2014 - Video Editor - 6 Comments
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.
27 January 2014 - Git 1.9 RC1
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.
27 January 2014 - FOSDEM '14 - 11 Comments
Phoronix was the first to report widespread on Richard Stallman calling LLVM a "terrible setback" with the innovative and growing compiler infrastructure being put out under a BSD-style license instead of the GPL. Well, a little known fact is that when LLVM was first starting out, Apple tried integrating LLVM changes with GCC but it was rejected by the GCC developers.
25 January 2014 - LLVM GCC - 70 Comments
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.
24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System?
Systemd's networkd system service for networking now has basic support for bonding.
22 January 2014 - Systemd - 10 Comments
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.
22 January 2014 - Git 1.9
The Khronos Group announced this morning their SPIR 1.2 specification for portable encoding of OpenCL programs with their IR based upon LLVM.
21 January 2014 - SPIR 1.2 - 1 Comment
Version 1.15 of the popular GNU Wget downloading tool for HTTP, FTP, and other Internet protocols is now available. Wget 1.15 brings with it many new features.
19 January 2014 - Wget 1.15
CGIT 0.10 has been released and it's a rather exciting and major update for just being a web-based Git viewer.
17 January 2014 - CGIT 0.10
Development of GRUB 2.02 has been going well for well over one year and at least some Canonical developers are hoping to land the Free Software Foundation's updated boot-loader into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS even if it means using a development version for the time being.
17 January 2014 - GRUB 2.02 - 21 Comments
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