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Development Continues For Supporting EXT4 On NVDIMMs

The large set of 22 patches for supporting the EXT4 file-system on non-volatile DIMM memory is now up to its eighth revision.
23 July 2014 - NVDIMM - 6 Comments

PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7

PHP developers are currently debating whether the next-generation version of the PHP programming language is to be known as PHP 6 or PHP 7.
21 July 2014 - PHP6 vs. PHP7 - 33 Comments

It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones.
20 July 2014 - HADK - 15 Comments

Open-Source Blu-Ray Now Works For BD-J / Menu Rendering

For users of libbluray for limited open-source Blu-Ray disc support, there's some updates worth fetching.
18 July 2014 - libbluray - 24 Comments

OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Brings Native IPv6 Support, New Init System

The first release candidate to OpenWRT "Barrier Breaker" 14.07 is now available with a large number of changes to this popular embedded Linux distribution primarily for routers and other network devices.
15 July 2014 - OpenWRT - 17 Comments

Another LZ4 Security Issue Analyzed

At the end of June I mentioned LZO and LZ4 security issues were uncovered while coming to light in the past week was another potential LZ4 security vulnerability for the lossless data compression library.
13 July 2014 - LZ4 - 7 Comments

Epic Games Is Supporting Blender's Development

Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4.
13 July 2014 - Epic Games - 19 Comments

Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories

As a follow-up to the story about a Qualcomm DMCA notice taking down 100+ repositories of open-source code on GitHub, Qualcomm has changed course.
7 July 2014 - GitHub - 19 Comments

BlueZ 5.21 Adds More Android Features

A new release is out for BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, with the developers continuing to work on the same theme of the past few months of adding Android features for BlueZ.
5 July 2014 - BlueZ 5.21 - 11 Comments

Qualcomm DMCA Notice Takes Down 100+ Git Repositories

Qualcomm has forced GitHub to take down over 100 Git repositories over alleged copyright infringement.
4 July 2014 - GitHub - 66 Comments

LZO & LZ4 Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed

The latest open-source security issues uncovered affect LZO and LZ4 and the issues run back years.
28 June 2014 - LZO/LZ4 - 15 Comments

Blender 2.71 Brings Rendering, Modelling Improvements

Blender 2.71 was released today for those using this flagship, open-source 3D modeling software.
26 June 2014 - Blender 2.71

Reiser4 File-System SSD "Discard" Support Gets Revised

Ivan Shapovalov is back on track with his Reiser4 file-system contributions.
19 June 2014 - Discard - 2 Comments

Ext2Fsd: EXT3/EXT4 Support Now Works On Windows 8

The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes.
18 June 2014 - Ext2Fsd - 24 Comments

Unicode 7.0 Adds A Lot Of New Characters

The Unicode 7.0 standard was announced yesterday and adds 2,834 characters.
17 June 2014 - Unicode 7.0 - 9 Comments

Eric Anholt Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Team For Broadcom

Eric Anholt, one of the most prolific contributors to Intel's Mesa graphics driver stack in past years, has departed Intel to instead work for Broadcom.
17 June 2014 - Broadcom - 46 Comments

CMake 3.0 Released

Version 3.0 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements over CMake 2.x.
11 June 2014 - CMake 3.0 - 10 Comments

Docker 1.0 Officially Released

Nearly a year and a half past the first public release of Docker, Docker 1.0 is now available.
9 June 2014 - Docker 1.0 - 6 Comments

A New Round Of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Discovered

Further fallout from the Heartbleed bug has occurred with another set of security vulnerabilities now being disclosed for OpenSSL.
5 June 2014 - OpenSSL - 18 Comments

TrueCrypt.ch: New Project, Hosted In Switzerland

It still is not really clear what happened to TrueCrypt with the official web-site still warning users against using the software; there's been no further confirmation whether it was a web-site hack, a back-door found in the software, government intervention, or other reason for shutting down the open-source project.
30 May 2014 - TrueCrypt.ch - 5 Comments

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