A new version of the open-source OpenVPN virtual private network software stack is now available.
Arcan is the project we first wrote about earlier this year as an open-source display server built atop a game engine and with Lua scripting support. It's been in development for years and progressed a lot this year. Lately the developer has been working on X11 and Wayland compatibility for Arcan.
With this weekend's release of the Darktable 2.2 RAW digital photography workflow software being out and it having OpenCL improvements among other advancements, I've been carrying out some fresh benchmarks for this popular open-source, cross-platform program.
This Christmas Eve if you have any RAW digital photographs you are looking to manage, the DarkTable 2.2.0 release is now available with many improvements since its 2.0 release.
So far this year on Phoronix I have written more than 3,400 articles on open-source and Linux. Of all the events this year, which were my favorite? Here's my favorite announcements and milestones for Linux and free software in 2016.
In case you plan to do any video editing for your 2016 holiday videos and are deciding between the different open-source non-linear video editors, OpenShot 2.2 was released this morning as a sizable feature update.
The Nmap Network Mapper security scanner program has done a holiday release "in case your Christmas break plans involve a lot of port scanning."
There's a new version of The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux before closing out 2016.
A new release of Ardour is available, the widely-praised, open-source digital audio workstation software.
Git 2.11 has been released as the newest version of this most widely used open-source version control system by free software projects.
This morning I posted a 20-way Darktable OpenCL comparison for this open-source digital photography workflow software that can make great use of GPUs. Those results were well-received and there were requests for more CPU data, so here are some Darktable benchmarks on more Linux boxes.
This week marks the Darktable 2.2.0-RC1 release as the developers of this open-source photography workflow software prepare for its official release, just in time if you are planning to get some new camera gear this holiday season.
For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update.
CVE-2016-4484 was disclosed on Monday as a Cryptsetup issue that allows users to easily gain access to a root initramfs shell on affected systems in a little over one minute of simply hitting the keyboard's enter key.
German conglomerate Siemens has announced they are acquiring Mentor Graphics, a company that's involved with Linux in several areas.
Version 3.7 of the CMake build system is now available.
After writing earlier this week about DirectFB returning online after their project site disappeared, the lead developer has put out an update on the project.
PackPack is a new open-source (BSD-licensed) project for building RPM and Debian packages from Git repository software sources. PackPack leverages Docker containers, semantic versioning, and can interface with the Travis continuous integration software.
Version 4.13 of RPM package manager is now available.
Over one year after the DirectFB project site disappeared and the code just appearing on GitHub, they have a project site restored but the development still appears rather dormant.
cURL 7.51.0 was released today and while it does add some new features it does contain a number of active CVEs.
For fans of FreeDOS as an alternative to MS-DOS, the 1.2 Release Candidate is now available.
Lighttpd 1.4.42 was released this Sunday morning as the newest version of this open-source, lightweight HTTP web-server.
SQLite 3.15.0 is now available as the latest feature release of this widely-used, embed-able SQL database library.
While September was very exciting for Linux users, October is looking to be even more exciting with several open-source/Linux milestones expected before month's end.
Nmap 7.30 is now available as the project's latest stable release after a long run of beta versions incorporating new features into this open-source network mapper.
The PostgreSQL 9.6 database server is now officially released as the project's latest feature release.
SDL 2.0 point releases have ranged from being a few months apart to as much as two years apart. Fortunately, SDL 2.0.5 is now being put together for release just nine months after SDL 2.0.4.
PostgreSQL 9.6 is being prepared for release on 29 September as the database system's latest major update.
Version 1.5.1 of the libjpeg-turbo library is now available. For those that have somehow managed to never hear of it, libjpeg-turbo is a BSD-licensed, faster JPEG image codec than libjpeg and has various other feature differences.
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