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Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE

Facebook today announced Nuclide, its latest open-source project, which is an integrated development environment derived from GitHub's Atom editor.
26 March 2015 - Nuclide - 10 Comments

Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing

An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn't add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing.
26 March 2015 - Git 2.4 - 1 Comment

LibreOffice Online: A Cloud Version Of LibreOffice

Collabora and IceWarp are collaborating to create LibreOffice On-Line, a scalable, cloud-hostable version of LibreOffice for the web.
25 March 2015 - LibreOffice Online - 19 Comments

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public.
24 March 2015 - RenderMan Free - 15 Comments

The Linux Milestones That Didn't Make It This Winter

While this winter brought many exciting milestones for Linux and open-source fans, there's also some milestones/features hoped for this winter that haven't yet come to fruition.
20 March 2015 - Linux MIA Features - 17 Comments

Sirius: An Open-Source Alternative To Apple's Siri & Google Now

Sirius is an open-source, end-to-end Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) service. Sirius is able to recognize speech or imagery and return the results in natural language.
20 March 2015 - Sirius - 6 Comments

Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Revealed; LibreSSL In Better Shape

The latest OpenSSL security vulnerabilities were made public today with four CVEs being addressed.
19 March 2015 - OpenSSL Flaws - 2 Comments

OpenSSH 6.8 Brings Big Internal Code Changes

OpenSSH 6.8 was released this morning and with this version a lot of their internal code was refactored to make OpenSSH more library-like.
18 March 2015 - OpenSSH 6.8

Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday.
18 March 2015 - Plymouth 0.9.2 - 22 Comments

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Is Indeed Moving Along

Over the night I wrote about GTK+ 3.x support being improved inside LibreOffice after noticing the relevant Git commits while now the Red Hat developer has come forward and elaborated on his work to improve the GTK-related code within LibreOffice.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK+ 3 - 14 Comments

Google To Shutdown Google Code, Concedes To GitHub

Days after Gitorious got acquired by GitLab, the latest code hosting platform seeing a shake-up is Google Code. Google has announced today they're shutting down Google Code.
12 March 2015 - Google Code - 38 Comments

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Got Improved: "Performance Usable"

For what it's worth, it seems the GTK+ 3.x support for LibreOffice is finally becoming "usable" thanks to a Red Hat developer.
12 March 2015 - LibreOffice GTK3 - 9 Comments

Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java

For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V.
5 March 2015 - SPIR-V Parser - 20 Comments

Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support

Samba 4.2.0 was just released for those in need of file and print service sharing with Windows via SMB/CIFS. The Samba 4.2 release brings with it several new features.
4 March 2015 - Samba 4.2.0

Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab

Gitorious, a once formidable competitor to GitHub in the early days of the Git revision control system for hosting open-source projects, has been acquired by GitLab.
3 March 2015 - Gitorious - 7 Comments

Another Software Patent That Should Be Tossed Out

Hewlett Packard has patented the identification of a failed code change by automatically running a set of tests against the set of changes for indicating the regression.
3 March 2015 - HP WO2013115797A1 - 16 Comments

Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement.
27 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 46 Comments

A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line

Thanks to recent work done by systemd developers Kay Sievers and David Herrmann on Gummiboot, there's a UEFI boot-loader stub for starting a Linux kernel with an initial RAM disk (initrd) and kernel command line that are all embedded within the executable.
25 February 2015 - UEFI Executable - 12 Comments

Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
15 February 2015 - Reiser4 Linux 3.18 - 3 Comments

Controversy Arises Over SPI Project, Fighting With Elementary OS

While the X.Org Foundation is voting on joining SPI and the SPI already represents a range of open-source projects from PostgreSQL to Debian, this organization is being criticized this week over how they negatively interacted with the Elementary OS project.
14 February 2015 - SPI Inc - 31 Comments

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